Barbadian Deputy Prime Minister Mia Mottley, along with officials from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Development and the BIDC, is expected next month to lead a team of Barbadian businessmen to Guyana to coincide with the holding of that country?s premiere trade and investment Exhibition, GUY-EXPO.

In a release from the Guyana Consulate in Barbados, the investment mission by the Barbadians will take place immediately prior to the exhibition, starting September 21. Among the aims are to carry out market research and to explore investment opportunities in the CARICOM nation state. Among the sectoral possibilities expected to the looked at are fish farming and livestock rearing.

Invitations have gone out, through the BIDC, to agencies including Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Barbados of Coalition of Service Industries, Barbados Manufacturers Association, the Small Business Association and the Barbados Agricultural Society.

The Barbadians would then be invited to stay on for the show which starts the Thursday 27th. At least six Barbadian firms, including BICO and Pine Hill Diaries, will be at this year?s event, GUY-EXPO 2007. The exhibition is held under the auspices of Guyana?s Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce in collaboration with the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-INVEST).

Guyana Honorary Consul Norman Faria, who will once again be attending the show, said EXPO organizers expect a ?in excess of 200? exhibitors this year, up from the 186 last year. These were mainly Guyanese but, along with the Barbadian exhibitors, there were booths from South America and India.

Among the products and services on show will be forest products (wood, furniture, handicraft, etc), pharmaceuticals, seafood products including salted fish, textiles, information technology, canned food and others.

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