Private sector ‘energised’ and onboard with trade-show

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, May 30, 2018

A business-to-business Expo set for September 19-22 will be a vital opportunity to showcase the country’s export products and to attract investment opportunities.

This morning the business community showed up to voice its support for the Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GuyTIE) to be held at the Marriott Hotel. The event is being organised by the Ministry of Business and the Caribbean Export Development Agency along with various private sector organisations and is expected to attract participation from 75 businesses.

Chairman of the Private Sector Commission, Edward Boyer.

Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Edward Boyer was at the launch and said the exhibition will be timely for local businesses in search of export markets:

“It is important that we recognise we are no longer isolating ourselves from the rest of the Caribbean or the world at large. To achieve maximum benefits we must be able to meet international standards, create effective distribution channel and market effectively. GuyTIE will no doubt be an instrumental part of achieving these goals.”

Demerara Distillers Limited’s Marketing Director Sharda Veeren-Chan agreed: “Lots of Guyanese products, once given the right opportunities can take their place on the global market. This can only happen through events like these with help from the government and private sector bodies. This is definitely a first step in that direction.”

Sharing the same view was Managing Director of E-Networks, Vishok Persaud: “This event could not have been more timely, especially when Guyana is about to embark on a new era as we move forward into oil and gas…It is encouraging and gives persons a lot to look forward to. We are energised when we see events like this.”

He encouraged businesses to participate, since it would open countless opportunities. “It’s events like these we need to support and make sure our visibility is there, so later on you cannot complain about local content. This is a perfect start for local content.”

Representatives from Banks DIH, Massy Group of Companies and Brass Aluminum Cast Iron Foundry also lauded the initiative.


By: Crystal Stoll

Image by Jameel Mohamed.

Managing Director of E-Networks, Vishok Persaud.

Demerara Distillers Limited’s Marketing Director Sharda Veeren-Chan.


Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin with event sponsor at the launch of Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition.




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