The Central American Integration System (SICA) held an Achievement Expo in El Salvador where they reported on the several successful projects made possible through funding from the Republic of China, Taiwan . Among those achievements was the EMPRENDE Fund where owners of small business in Central America were given seed capital to develop, improve or expand their business. Recipients of the seed capital displayed their products to Tsai Ing-wen , president of Taiwan.Representing Belize was Rebecca Stirm, fashion designer and owner of Rebecca Stirm Clothing.
On Friday, April 8th 2016, the Corozal Junior College (CJC) held its annual Business Expo where 31 companies from the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts displayed information on their products ranging from candles, food and drinks, arts and crafts, agricultural services and many others.
BELTRAIDE was among those exhibiting companies and its booth showcased numerous brochures on the work of its various units. A central feature of the booth was a video presentation on the work carried out by Beltraide’s four technical units: BelizeINVEST, EXPORTBelize, SBDCBelize and BTEC. Prospective young entrepreneurs visiting the booth obtained information on how to establish a business and where to get assistance to create their market and business plans. In addition, all visitors to the booth received a copy of Invest Belize Magazine, a BELTRAIDE publication aimed at keeping the business community informed on current events.
The annual CJC Business Expo is part of the college’s efforts in its “pursuit of excellence”. Through its programs, including the annual business expo, many students’ lives have changed for the better. According to the CJC’s management students have been provided with hands-on and practically real experiences as they simulate owning a business. The success of the expo in particular can be measured by the great number of students who have emerged better prepared from this experience when they eventually face the workplace. BELTRAIDE, therefore, is pleased to have been able to make a contribution towards this success.
BELTRAIDE is a statutory body of the Government of Belize under the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment Trade and Commerce. Its mission is to enhance Belize’s prosperity by fostering investment confidence, entrepreneurship, business growth and innovation.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) announce the Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum 2015 (WVEF 2015); 2nd and 3rd September in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
This premier business event links women vendors to markets by providing training, improving skills and facilitating meetings with buyers.
Previous events held in China, Mexico and Rwanda, facilitated thousands of business to business (B2B) meetings where business transaction agreements were signed; click here for an insight into the WVEF experience!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- 500 PARTICIPANTS – Women vendors, multinational corporations, policy makers, and Trade Support Institutions;
- BUYER MENTOR GROUPS – sectoral workshops in preparation for the B2B meetings;
- OVER 1000 PRESCHEDULED B2B MEETINGS – one to one meetings between women vendors and buyers over a two day period;
- INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA – including visual and dynamic promotion of women vendors, interactive technology challenge stage, and live coffee tasting/baristas demonstrations.
- Specialty coffee
- Information technology
- Gourmet food (for Latin America only)
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
- Applying companies must be women owned *
2. Company must be formally registered and incorporatedInformation technology
3. Company must operate in one or several of the WVEF 2015 sectors (coffee; IT; services; gourmet food)
4. Company must be domiciled in a developing country
Apply now to participate in WVEF 2015 by completing the Women Vendor Application Form. The deadline for applications is 26 June 2015!
Please fill in the application form carefully and accurately as the application will be used for the selection and matching process.
Do not miss out on this excellent opportunity to attend THE global event linking Women vendors with buyers, partners and investors!
Building the Americas
September 3-4, 2014 – Miami, FL – U.S.A.
Latin American and Caribbean countries are investing about 2.5% of their GDP’s in roads, airports, ports and other major infrastructure projects; however, it was noted that speakers at the Expo held in Miami, FL on September 3-4, 2014 said that this is not enough to satisfy the region’s growing needs.
Some 450 government and business leaders from 28 countries gathered for the two-day Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo as an opportunity to explore ways to bridge Latin America’s infrastructure gap. Speakers at the conference which was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Latin Trade Group, said that with growing populations – the region is expected to have 700 million people by 2030 with more people moving into the middle class and globalization; hence, creating a need for adequate infrastructural development.
Belize was also invited to attend the event in Miami where some 400 business matchmaking meetings were organized for all attendees. The main objectives for Belize’s participation included capacity building through plenary sessions, showcasing of relevant projects that are seeking funding and / or suppliers as well as participating in the one-on-one business matchmaking sessions. Various stakeholders were invited to submit projects to be represented at the expo and the following four (4) projects were highlighted including, (1) the Commerce Bight Maritime Port project, (2) a bio-ethanol and co-generation project, (3) an energy terminal project as well as (4) a commercial business park development. Based on a follow-up survey to attendees, 75% indicated that they met their stated objectives, while 100% stated that they would attend the event again granted the networking opportunities and lead generation amongst investors, financiers, consultants and suppliers. Continue reading “Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo”