Barbados will be positioned among 30 countries seeking to access markets in Latin America via the Expocomer International Trade Exhibition.

Among the attendees at Panama???s biggest trade fair, which runs from March 9 to 12, will be the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), which will lead a team of four manufacturing firms to participate in Expocomer.

The fair, considered one of the main avenues for entry into Panama and the wider Latin American region, is open to buyers, distributors and the general public and showcases an extensive range of food products and consumer goods.

The four Barbadian companies selected to participate are: The West Indies Biscuit Company Limited, 10 Saints Beer, Caribbean Label Craft and Carlisle Laboratories. Accompanying the team will be BIDC???s Business Development Officers Humphrey Broome and Brian Layne as well as Design Assistant, Paul Massiah.

They will assist in securing business to business meetings, ensuring that their product, packaging design and promotional materials are market ready, and that their designated exhibition spaces are geared to give them stand-out-in the crowd status.

It is also hoped that the companies will attract distributors interested in marketing Barbadian goods throughout the region.??The group leaves Barbados for Panama this Sunday, March 6.

Author: Theresa Blackman/BIDC

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