Investment Never Looked Better

25 Aug 2017

The Taiwan-Saint Lucia Trade Partnership Exhibition will celebrate ten years of bilateral cooperation in November.

To mark this achievement, Saint Lucia’s Commerce Department plans to make the 2017 exhibition grander than its predecessors.

Jonathan Allain is a Business Development Officer with the Small Enterprise Development Unit. He said over the years, the objectives of the exhibition have been met.

“The objectives of the show is to give our businesspersons a face out there. So there are a lot of persons with products and with services but the public doesn’t really know about it. The aim is to give them a platform where the general public will come, see their products and services in hope of doing business with them. So far, we’ve had a number of persons who have made a number of leads. We have a number of persons who are in the supermarkets now who were previously not in the supermarkets and were not at any other major outlets.”

Allain said the planning committee intends to recognize and celebrate business partners.

“The tenth year we’re looking to go bigger. Traditionally, in the past, we’ve had [an average of] sixty persons, and we’re hoping to have seventy persons participating. We’re hoping to celebrate our businesses in a grander manner. So the planning committee has not decided as yet what we will do, but we’re hoping something big will happen this year.”

The official planning meeting for the exhibition was held on Aug 14.

Persons interested in participating should register with the Department of Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs.

The Saint Lucia – Taiwan Partnership Trade Exhibition is just one item on the calendar for Business Month, observed in November.