The National Exhibition Site, Sophia is beginning to transform as exhibitors wind down preparations for Thursday’s opening.
A number of exhibitors, especially corporate companies have been working around the clock to ensure their booths are attractive and weather proof given the current weather pattern.
GTT’s booth is noticeable upfront this time around. A number of large tents with prefab expo booths have already been installed while other exhibitors are on the ground working on their booths.
This year’s exhibition promises to be one with a difference especially given its significance as part of the country’s Jubilee Celebrations.
“There are a number of new exhibitors on board this time around. The experience will be great,” said Tameka Sukhdeo Singh GuyExpo Coordinator, adding “Persons can come for instance and have a real feel of the popular Aruwai Resort which would be amazing.”
Tickets for the event are available at the Sophia head office along with vehicle passes. Adult tickets cost $500 while children are $300 each. Paid parking with adequate security is provided at $1,000 per vehicle pass.
At GuyExpo 2016 patrons will have the opportunity to walk away with a number of fabulous gate prices. Among these are a trip for two at Aruwai Resort, City Tours, Jewellery, furniture, cellular phones, and a night for 2 at Herdmanston Lodge.
There is much anticipation as to the offerings by Corporate Guyana, particularly the two telecommunications companies who have traditionally attracted huge crowds to the event.
Training for small businesses
As part of this year’s event, the Committee is focusing on providing the necessary skills for small entrepreneurs. According to the coordinator, there will be two business sessions daily covering key topics such as Packaging and Marketing, Guidelines on preparing a business plan, Access to Finance, Social Media and Website development. Entrepreneurs and exhibitors who are interested in developing their businesses are encouraged to attend these forums between Friday and Sunday which will be held in the boardrooms of the National Exhibition Centre, Guyana Tourism Authority and the Guyana National Bureau of Standards at Sophia between 14:30 and 16:00hrs.