THE tenth annual Saint Lucia/Taiwan Partnership Trade Exhibition has been receiving some positive feedback from both patrons and participants.
Held at Johnsons Centre from Friday to Sunday last, the trade exhibition featured goods and services offered by nearly 70 Saint Lucian and Taiwanese companies. Customers had a wide range to choose from and came face to face with some of the best businesses that exist in both countries.
At its core, the event, which is organized by the Ministry of Commerce and the Taiwanese Embassy, seeks to foster better business partnerships between businesses from both countries while providing a platform where the public can see how enterprising – especially new – businesses are.
Hundreds of patrons filed through the aisles of eye-catching booths to purchase and sample the many products on show. Many of the participants have been long-time vendors at the event. However, this year brought some young and dynamic businesses to the fore, who all said they were encouraged by the opportunity to be part of the exercise.
Aside from the business side of things, there were also cultural performances that incorporated elements of Saint Lucia and Taiwan, including dances, fashion show and karaoke competition.
Look out for an in-depth report on this year’s exhibition in the weekend edition of The VOICE.