Business Month 2016


The Department of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs is parent to a number of Business Support Organisations and other Affiliates. The full spectrum of support services needed to foster growth of businesses from incubation to export is essentially situated under the umbrella of this Ministry. It is in this regard that the Ministry has designated November as Business Month, and will take the opportunity to educate and advise the business community and Saint Lucians on a whole on the roles and functions of each of the affiliate entities.

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Theme: “Your Passion, Your Business”

Calendar of Activities:

Nov. 1  Media & Ceremonial Launch
 Nov. 2  Finance and Equity Symposium Angel Investors and Crowd Funding Workshop
 Nov. 3   Finance and Equity Symposium Business Finance Workshop
 Nov. 4   Open Panel Discussion: Panel “There is Something New Under the Sun”
 Nov. 8  The Business of Farming Seminar
 Nov. 10  Monroe College vs National Youth Council debate on “CIP is the answer to stagnated Foreign Direct Investment”
Nov. 11  Public Speaking and PR “Art of the Elevator Pitch”
 Nov. 15 SMA recruitment drive
 Nov. 16  Secondary Schools Debate – The Present School Curriculum Effectively Prepares Students to be Successful Entrepreneurs”
 Nov. 18  SLCSI Open Day
 Nov. 19  Craft Market Showcase
Nov. 22  “Kitchen Monitor – Are You Cooking Safely” – SLBS
Nov. 23 The Business of Selling Art Workshop
Nov. 24 Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow
Nov. 25  Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow
Nov. 26  Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow
 Nov. 27  Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Tradeshow
Nov. 28  Digital Marketing Symposium 2 – ICT Association
Nov. 30 Specialty Caribbean Expo 2017 Open Day – TEPA