The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is joining the rest of the island in celebrating the nation’s 45th anniversary of Independence.????

Beginning this Sunday, November 20, the BIDC will host a week of activities to Toast the Industry, including a series of seminars for its clients and members of staff.

The first seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 22, at Suite 202, Building 8, Harbour Industrial Park, St. Michael. Managing Director of G & A Communications Inc., Devin Griffith, and Attorney-at-Law, Tammy Bryan, will give presentations on the fundamentals of brand management, definition of a brand and how branding works. There will also be a presentation on the intellectual property/legal issues associated with brand implementation and protection.

On Thursday, November 24, Caribbean Label Crafts Ltd., in Wildey Industrial Park, St. Michael, will be the venue for the second seminar. Managing Director of Caribbean Label Crafts, Paul Evelyn, and Technical Officer at the Barbados National Standards Institution, Cheryl Lewis, will expose participants to the mechanics of label production from concept to delivery, as well as, the legal, health and safety requirements of labeling. There will also be a tour of the facility.

Finally, on Friday, November 25, the session will return to Suite 202, Building 8, Harbour Industrial Park, for presentations by Food Technologist and Chemical Engineer, Nadine Benn; Food Scientist, Crystal Merritt; and Chemist, Carol Griffith. They will provide information on food labels and give an overview on the importance of microbiological and chemical testing.

Each session will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

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