With 500 regional and international buyers, distributors, investors and multi-sector exhibitors from over thirty-five (35) countries in attendance at Trinidad & Tobago’s Trade & Investment Convention (TIC 2017), a team from the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) participated with the intention of exploring opportunities for lead generation and market penetration for Saint Lucian exporters.
TIC brings together Trinidadian, regional and international exhibitors and buyers, seeking new goods and services. The trade only (B2B) convention forum seeks to enable manufacturers, service providers, exporters, distributors, wholesalers and investors to gain access to international markets, form new business linkages, expand and concretize business ventures, and network with over 400 international buyers.
Saint Lucian brands and products in the TEPA showcase at TIC 2017 were St Lucia Distillers, NatMed, Jackmans Honey Vinegar, Rain Forest Foods Ltd., Antillia Brewery Beers, Karibbean Handcrafted Soaps Body Wash and Frances Rub.
Hosted annually, TIC is an initiative of Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers Association, with support from the Ministry of Trade & Industry of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Airlines, First Citizens and Trinidad Hotels.
TEPA and Invest Saint Lucia partnered and shared booth space for the show, as they sought to exploit synergies in the implementation of the investment promotion and export promotion mandates. Saint Lucia’s participation in TIC 2017 is sponsored in part by the Caribbean Export Agency.