GuyTIE opens, businesses seeking to optimise opportunities

─ 56 exhibitors promoting products and services

─ exhbition will be opened to the public on Sept. 22

─ Over 100 buyers and potential investors from Canada, the US and Europe are scheduled to attend 

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Exhibitors welcomed the opportunity to interact with buyers and promote their business as the inaugural Guyana Trade and Investment Exposition (GuyTIE) opened today at the Marriott Hotel.

Some exhibitors, like the Pomeroon Oil Mill Incorporated, are promoting new products. Quality Control Manager, Asraf Narine, is optimistic about finding markets for their Juv coconut oil product.

“We really came on board … knowing that all these buyers are looking for opportunities to export our product. The main purpose for participating for Juv is to build awareness of our product, build awareness of what the product can do for you and tie up business linkages with opportunities to export in the Caribbean, North America and further afield”, Narine said.

Exhibitors also included small businesses like Sandra Craig’s SS Natural Fruit Flavour. “We are looking forward to the investors to invest in our business … we need investors to be a part of the business”, CEO Craig explained.

There are 56 exhibitors at GuyTIE promoting products and services.

Director of BK Group Inc Briony Tiwari, noted GuyTIE as an opportunity to showcase the company’s range of services, despite the company being a household name in the construction sector.

“There are some companies that might not know that BK also provides ReadyMix concrete. That is one company that we are trying to promote at this exhibition. We’re looking for both the international buyers and the local buyers. We’re looking to satisfy both”, Tiwari said.

Caribbean Airlines is another of the big-name companies hoping to build awareness on its cargo services, Head of Sales, Brian Broomes noted.

GTT, a sponsor and exhibitor, lauded the initiative of the exposition. “There is nothing more or better than the one-on-one conservation with the key personnel in different sectors and to engage them one on one is very critical … to start that conversation”, Sales Lead, Business Solutions Hilton Wong said.

GuyTIE is a business-to-business event intended to create a platform for local export-ready businesses to engage foreign buyers and other potential partners.

Over the next three days, there are expected to be 50 business-to-business meetings. Over 100 buyers and potential investors from Canada, the US and Europe are scheduled to attend.

On Saturday, the exhibition will be opened to the public.

By: Tiffny Rhodius.

Images: Jameel Mohamed.


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