GuyExpo 2010 is drawing “keen interest” from both local and foreign participants, according to Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Mr. Manniram Prashad.
He told the media that the booths are to be extended this year to adequately respond to the demand. “The demand is so much that we have to invest in infrastructure…this year. The main pavilion will have our local producers, no ministries or government agencies. These will be elsewhere. We are taking up much more space and making GuyExpo better,” Prashad said.
Guyana’s premier trade fair and exposition will be held under the theme ‘Expanding Investment in a Sustainable Environment’.
The Expo will be staged for six days beginning on September 23 at the Sophia Exhibition Centre.
The minister said information packages have been sent to several countries including Suriname, Brazil, Barbados, Jamaica and even Mexico, among others.
“The foreigners are keen on this and we have a few hundred local people who already expressed their interest,” Prashad said.
When asked about support, the Minister said support has been forthcoming from all sectors and sections that have an interest in the exposition and trade fair.
In this context, he maintained that GuyExpo is self sufficient and does not make demands on the government for funding.