Promoters of GUYTIE conduct post evaluation to make event bigger in 2020

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The second Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition (GUYTIE) will be hosted in early 2020. Promoters of the event will use 2019 to improve on shortcomings it faced at the inaugural hosting of the trade show.

Today, the Coordinator of GUYTIE, Tameca Sukhdeo-Singh and partner, Caribbean Export, hosted a post-evaluation discussion with exhibitors.

Manager of Competitiveness and Innovation at Caribbean Export, Christopher McNair, noted the GUYTIE Secretariat will take the entire of 2019 to plan for the second hosting of the trade show scheduled for early 2020.

McNair noted this is to move away from the “last minute” culture that Guyana has when it comes to hosting events such as GUYTIE.

Based on feedback from the participants at the event, McNair noted more emphasis will be placed on public relations, finding a better venue and work closely with the Private Sector for an even more successful trade show.

The second hosting of GUYTIE will also see discussions on the regulatory and legislation that are in place and that will need to be in place to promote the growth of small and medium enterprises.

The second GUYTIE is also expected to address developing Guyana’s services sector and better vetting of buyers invited to the trade show, McNair pointed out.

The first ever GUYTIE was successfully hosted in September at the Marriott Hotel and sought to create a platform for local export-ready businesses to engage foreign buyers and other potential partners. Close to 60 local businesses including SMEs participated in the three-day trade show.

Tiffny Rhodius.

Images: Jameel Mohamed.

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