BELTRAIDE SHOWCASES ITS SERVICES AT EXPO BELIZE 2016
The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, (BELTRAIDE) was among over 200 exhibitors at EXPO BELIZE 2016, the flagship networking event of the year of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), which was held on September 3rd & 4th 2016 at the ITVET Compound on Freetown Road in Belize City.
Visitors to our booth had the opportunity to sample and purchase products from six Belizean companies, all clients of the Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize), who were part of our booth. SBDCBelize, is a unit of BELTRAIDE.
These included Fibber’s and Marvilleous sauces. Those with a sweet tooth enjoyed the wide range of jams and jellies from Belizean Home Made Jellies from San Ignacio. Also on display were products such as handicrafts from Kimberly Gottoy, repellents and beauty from Jerusalem Beauty products and K & K respectively.
This year EXPO Belize celebrated its 20th year in bringing together businesses of all sizes, culture and sectors across the country to one central location to showcase and trade their products and services to local and international visitors to the expo. In the past, the Expo has attracted up to 19, 000 people and this year it had the participation of almost 100 companies and over 200 booths displays. The Expo offered local businesses the opportunity to market their products and services and create a lasting impression to reach new customers and potential investors, afford more exposure to existing and new brands, and lead more traffic business, sales and growth to participating enterprises.
For BELTRAIDE, EXPO BELIZE 2016 was an excellent opportunity to showcase the services offered by its various units as well as to create greater public awareness on its crucial role of attracting and facilitating investment for the entire country of Belize.
BELTRAIDE’s mission is to enhance Belize’s prosperity by fostering investment confidence, entrepreneurship, business growth and innovation. In addition to its main functions, BELTRAIDE also operates SBDCBelize and the Belize Training Employment Centre (BTEC), which are based in Belize City.