Grenada will be participating, for the 3rd consecutive year, in the Trinidad and Tobago Trade & Investment Convention (TIC) from June 24th to 27th, 2009.
TIC is the Caribbean’s biggest business-to-business networking convention in the Caribbean, providing opportunities for manufacturers and buyers, investors and financiers, suppliers, service providers, regulatory agencies, consultants and media operators to network, share ideas, and develop business partnerships.
Grenada’s delegation will include the Hon. Nazim Burke, Grenada’s Minister for Finance Planning Economic Development, Energy and Foreign Trade and Cooperatives, Senator Arley Gill, Minister for Culture in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Culture and Sports, and representatives of the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation, the Grenada Board of Tourism, the Ministry of Finance - Trade Division, the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association and other private sector representatives.
Grenada’s participation at TIC will include a booth featuring products from various manufacturers including Caribbean Naturals, Belzeb Aromatherapy, Michelle’s Confectionery, De La Grenada Industries and Toussaint Traditions. Flyers and brochures will also be handed out as a means of promoting Grenada as an investment and tourism destination.
Hundreds of local, regional and international buyers and distributors attend TIC annually. As a result, Grenada will be networking with global decision-makers in discovering business partnership prospects and opportunities while securing trade and tourism potential by promoting linkages between Grenada and other Caribbean countries.
A key aspect of Grenada’s participation at TIC will be the hosting of a seminar on “Doing Business in Grenada” on Thursday June 25th, 2009. The seminar will be held at the Trinidad Trade and Investment Convention, Ken Galt Hall, Centre of Excellence, Mocaya, Trinidad. The Hon. Nazim Burke Minister for Finance will deliver the feature presentation. The objectives of the seminar are to present Grenada’s current business operating environment and the investment opportunities that are currently available.
Presentations will also be made by Senator Arley Gill, Minister for Culture in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Culture and Sports, on “The Business of Carnival: A Grenada perspective”; and by The Grenada Board of Tourism on “Grenada- The Spice of The Caribbean”.