TEPA Brings Business Month to a Close with Open House

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The month of Novem­ber has been a vi­brant one for the lo­cal business sec­tor as a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties were held as part of Business Month. The De­part­ment of Com­merce, In­ter­na­tional Trade, In­vest­ment, En­ter­prise De­vel­op­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs or­ga­nized the ini­tia­tive in con­junc­tion with the Trade and Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Agency (TEPA) and a num­ber of other spon­sors. The aim of Business Month was to gen­er­ate dis­cus­sion on En­trepreneur­ship in Saint Lu­cia. Through the month­long cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties, Business Month was able to sen­si­tize the pub­lic on the core func­tions and ser­vices of the Min­istry and its sup­port units and agen­cies.

Business Month ac­tiv­i­ties in­cluded “The Fi­nance and Eq­uity Sym­po­sium”, the “Dig­i­tal Mar­ket­ing Sym­po­sium” and the high­light of the month, the Saint Lu­cia/Tai­wan Part­ner­ship Tradeshow. Clos­ing off the month of ac­tiv­i­ties, TEPA opened its of­fice to in­ter­ested per­sons look­ing to take ad­van­tage of the Expo 2017 Open House Early Bird Dis­count. In an­tic­i­pa­tion of EXPO 2017, which prom­ises to be a “Unique Buy­ing Ex­pe­ri­ence”, TEPA is of­fer­ing a 10 per­cent dis­count on reg­is­tra­tion fees to in­ter­ested ex­hibitors.

Jac­que­line Em­manuel Flood, CEO of the Trade Ex­port Pro­mo­tion Agency (TEPA) said, “EXPO 2017 rep­re­sents an ex­clu­sive op­por­tu­nity for both lo­cal and re­gional en­ter­prises to en­gage with a re­gional au­di­ence. What bet­ter way to close off a mem­o­rable Business Month than by pre­sent­ing the op­por­tu­nity for ex­hi­bi­tion at EXPO 2017 at even more at­trac­tive rates.”

TEPA’s Open House be­gan last We­de­nes­day and af­fords a 10 per­cent dis­count to all ex­hibitors who sign up for EXPO 2017 dur­ing the pro­mo­tion pe­riod.

Business Month was sup­ported this year by Caribbean Ex­port De­vel­op­ment Agency and the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture, Food Pro­duc­tion, Fish­eries and Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment with from In­vest Saint Lu­cia, Saint Lu­cia Coali­tion of Ser­vice In­dus­tries, Saint Lu­cia Bureau of Stan­dards, Small Business De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre and Saint Lu­cia Ho­tel & Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion.

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