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EXPO Belize market place celebrates 21 years

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017. 3:14 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) celebrated the 21st Anniversary of its landmark Expo Belize Market Place over the weekend.

The event saw the participation of 104 companies utilizing 190 booths and catering to over 14,000 visitors at the ITVET campus on Saturday and Sunday.

There were many local food, drinks, games, great deals and big discounts, making Expo 2017 the best place to have been this weekend.

Other well-known participants were the U.S. Embassy in Belize, the Embassy of Panama in Belize, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and special business investors of the Belize American Chamber of Commerce in Florida.

The Toledo Chamber Chapter also brought a group of businesses from Punta Gorda town as well as a new line of local micro-businesses from across the country.

The Expo has evolved over the years into a vibrant market place, where businesses have an audience to test and develop business ideas.

The Expo also features live entertainment with performances from Supa Furia Band, Harrison Dawgie King, DJ Fadda Jesse, Supa G and TR Shine.

The BCCI thanked all companies that have supported the Chamber since Expo was first held in 1996 including: Belize Telemedia Limited, GraceKennedy Belize, Western Dairies, Quality Poultry Products, James Brodie & Co. Ltd, Citrus Products of Belize Ltd, Bowen & Bowen and Western Union.

The BCCI says that it is continuously grateful for the support it receives from the business community. Members and sponsors of the 21st Expo, included: Quality Poultry Products, The US Embassy, Channel 7 Morning Matters, Caribbean Tire and Caribbean Motors, The Angelus Press Limited, Busta, Cellular World, J & G Company Limited, The Wood Stop, CPBL, Bowen & Bowen Co. Ltd, Studio 7, United Airlines, Brother’s Habet, Image Pro, Yello, Ramada Princess Hotel, Krem Radio, Love FM, Tenchtronics and BCCI Western Union.

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