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Belizean artisans attend Giftionery Taipei 2018

Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018. 10:43 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), Belizean artisans and Unique Belize attended the “Giftionery Taipei 2018” expo to showcase high quality assorted products that are created in Belize and are available for export.

Giftionery Taipei, is an annual 4-day “International Gift & Stationery Show” held from April 19-22 with this year’s show being hosted at the Taipei World Trade Center in Taipei, Taiwan.

This event showcases products ranging from gifts & stationery, promotional items, holiday decorations, stationery & art supplies, school & office supplies, art & crafts, houseware & home living, toys & children, articles, bags, jewelry & accessories, pet accessories etc. in the gifts & handicrafts, office & commercial supplies industries.

Rebecca Stirm of “Twig & Pearl” along with Karen Vernon, who represented Unique Belize Artisans, including Sharondale Humes, Lula Bennett and Marvin Meza, were present for the event with Belizean products proudly and prominently displayed at the Belize booth.

‘Giftionery Taipei’ highlights big brands and start-ups alike.

The event which incorporates two complementing fairs, namely the Taiwan Houseware & Home Decor Show and Taiwan Souvenir.

More than 20,000 visitors experience the expo with over 500 exhibitors and 700 booths. Attendees share their knowledge, products, projections and network, as they seek international business partners, trends, value, promotion, markets and innovation from more than 10 nations.

The Central American Trade Office (CATO) is an organization in Taiwan set up by that government to support its allies in SICA (the Central American System of Integration) in the promotion of trade, investment, tourism and culture.

Each year CATO organizes a series of regional activities alongside individual country activities for the embassies in Taiwan.

“Giftionery” provides a prominent stage for the display, procurement and branding of creative, innovative and unique gifts representative of Belize’s cultural and creative industry.

This participation will afford NICH an opportunity to seek business and market opportunities and perhaps open market channels for quality and characteristic handicrafts of Belize.

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