Green Expo plans moving ahead – more than 100 exhibitors participating 

─ Expo and Summit will highlight Guyana’s future green economy with job opportunities, innovation and entrepreneurship

─ Expo and Summit are slated for October 18 and 19, at Ramada Hotel and National Stadium, Providence

─ summit will feature speakers from more than 14 countries

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Plans for the Green Guyana Expo and International Small Business Summit, scheduled for later this month, are moving ahead.

The expo and summit were launched in June under the theme ‘Sustainable economic growth through small businesses innovation, entrepreneurship and transformative Government policies’.

Chairman of the African Business Roundtable (ABP), Eric Phillips.

Chairman of the African Business Roundtable (ABP), Eric Phillips told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that over 100 exhibitors are participating in the event.

The Expo and Summit will highlight Guyana’s future green economy with jobs, innovation and entrepreneurship. Phillips said among the many ‘green’ attractions on display, are the three different models of greenhouses.

The houses, built by Woods Direct International, Bulkan Timber Works and the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), will be fully outfitted with energy-efficient appliances. There will also be a demonstration of cars existing today, Phillips said.

“We are moving from the brown economy, so we have cars using liquid petroleum gas and will also have a modern electric car. We will show what is projected for cars in a green economy. The whole idea is to demonstrate how people can live in a green economy with solar, wind and power,” Phillips said.

The main booth area, which is 35ft high by 80ft wide, is already set up and is being branded. The area is expected to be powered by solar power.

Additionally, a large booth will display products and or services from youth and village entrepreneurs. Phillips boasted that the event will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean and will be an enthralling experience.

The exhibition and summit are slated for October 18 and 19, at the Ramada Hotel and the National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara, respectively. The summit will feature speakers from more than 14 countries and discussion panels about the green energy, agriculture, manufacturing, finance and the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) among others.

Ranetta La Fleur.

Image: Kennyann Bacchus.

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