Economy to be rejuvenated through innovation on display at GuyExpo 2023

Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips (Photo: DPI/ November 16, 2023)

Approximately 250 exhibitors are showcasing their products at the exhibition.

This year, a few focus of the exposition is information and communications technology (ICT), which is being expanded as part of the Government’s agenda of improving the e-commerce. The private sector is matching this development.

“It is catalysing innovation, efficiency and connectivity. ICT has become a driver of productivity, streamlining business and fostering entrepreneurship.

“It is opening avenues for e-commerce and digital services and has the potential to narrow geographical barriers,” Prime Minister Phillips said.

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond (Photo: DPI/ November 16, 2023)

Meanwhile, the Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce Oneidge Walrond said the spectacular event is a revitalisation of the nation’s business sector.

“We are here to restore and rejuvenate GuyExpo.

“Recognising it as an occasion for the entire family with the primary objective of showcasing the richness of our local products and services,” the minister said.

Several Government Ministers, private sector representatives and officials were also in attendance at the return office of the event that was first introduced in Guyana in 1995.

The event was not held since 2016 and its return is expected to boost business promotion. Small businesses, in particular, are expected to benefit from the new clientele and networking opportunities.