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13,000 visitors attend Expo Belize Market Place

Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022. 1:39 pm CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) today, thanked and congratulated all exhibitors, sponsors, and members of its secretariat on a successful Expo Belize Market Place 2022.

The BCCI says that despite returning from a 2-year hiatus, the expo saw substantial participation from the business sector.

“Over the 2 days, approximately 13,000 visitors made their way to the grounds and were able to enjoy the wide variety of local businesses that the only the Expo has been known to host on such a grand scale. We also commend the winners of our “Best Booth” Competition which was scored based on creativity, professionalism, innovation, and efficiency,” the BCCI noted.

The BCCI also acknowledged the following businesses:

  • Best Overall Booth – Courts Belize Ltd.
  • Most Creative Booth – CK Girls
  • Most Professional Booth – Sol Clay Jewelry
  • Most Innovative Booth – Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Best Female Entrepreneur – Nika’s Seamoss
  • Best Male Entrepreneur – Lord Designs

In keeping with tradition, the Expo Belize Market Place opening ceremony was held at the Marion Jones Sports Complex on Saturday, September 17th.

The Chamber also thanked Narda Garcia, CEO of the Office of the Prime Minister who was the Guest Speaker for the event and elaborated on the GOB’s plans and policies for empowering Belize’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

The Chamber says that this year’s expo was one of the largest since its inception in 1996.

According to the BCCI, over 62 MSMEs from across the country participated and showcase their products and services.

“As we look to the future, we will continue seeking new avenues to promote sustainable economic growth and inspire local artisans to pursue impactful entrepreneurial ventures,” the Chamber stated.


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