The Government of Quintana Roo through its Ministry of Economic Development hosted and invited The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) to coordinate Belize’s participation at “Semana Regional Pyme Sur Sureste” for the entrepreneurial development of Micro, Small, and Medium Sized Enterprises (MSMEs).  The event was held from October 17-19, 2012, at the International Business and Convention Center, Chetumal, Quintana Roo. A total of 4 booths (with dimensions 2 meters by 2 meters) were endowed to Belize.

The Belize Pavilion was represented by BELTRAIDE, The Belize Tourism Board, Marie Sharp Fine Foods Ltd., Bel-Car Export and Import Company Ltd, and Cuello’s Distillery Ltd.  Hundreds of Visitors visited Belize’s pavilion throughout the three days. The representatives of the participating companies indicated that the event was gratifying and enabled them to generate leads and potential new customers for the exportation of their products. Other opportunities for the participants included business meetings with Soriana Inc. Chedraui, and Walmart. Marie Sharp Fine Foods Ltd., also, had the opportunity to meet with PROMEXCIO, the Institution responsible for promotion of investment in Mexico to discuss the challenges/problems/Issues that they have identified in the process of entering the Mexican Market.  As a final analysis, all the representatives of Belize indicated that they would definitely attend a similar event, and that most of their established objectives for attending were successfully met. BELTRAIDE thanks the participating companies, and the Belize Tourism Board for accepting the invitation to join BELTRAIDE in representing Belize at the Semana Regional Pyme Sur Sureste 2012.

BELTRAIDE, for its part established a wide array of networking with both private enterprises, and Government institutions. Discussions were held on how Belize and Othon P. Blanco (Chetumal, Quintana Roo) can strengthen its commercial trade.  Mr. Nicholas Ruiz, Executive Director, BELTRAIDE, facilitated a presentation on “Investment opportunities in Belize”, highlighting Government’s support of Foreign Direct Investment. A detailed discussion of the various Investment Incentives was highlighted. Additionally, BELTRAIDE’s role as the one stop shop for investment, export development, and SME development was emphasized.

The Management and Staff of BELTRAIDE, in representation of the Government of Belize would like to thank the Government of Quintana Roo, PROMEXICO, The Embassy of Mexico to Belize, Customs- Northern Border, Customs- Mexican Border, and the Coordinating Team of the Semana Regional Pyme Sur Sureste for their assistance and guidance in Belize’s successful participation at the event.

Feel free to contact us at publicrelations@belizeinvest.org.bz or call us at 822-3737/0175 for more information on this event.

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