Guyana’s largest Trade and Investment Exposition – GuyExpo began in 1995. This public/ private partnership event which showcases locally produced goods and services, became an annual activity in 2004 and is now the longest sustained exhibition in the Caribbean. In that year, the organisers noting the growth and interdependence of international trade opened the exhibition to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and other regional exhibitors.
GuyExpo is now a most significant undertaking among the Ministry of Business Annual Calendar of Events. This trade and investment activity is usually held in September/ October.
This premier exposition and trade fair offers business associates the opportunity to meet, network and negotiate with international companies and establishments, as well as showcase their skills, talents and creative works.
GuyExpo provides a platform for both local and foreign businesses to interact: importers, exporters, retailers, wholesalers. It fuses a wide cross section of producers of handicraft, furniture, garments, jewellery, and horticulture, pharmaceuticals, tourism, information technology and most of all, our distinctive Guyanese culture. This ideal setting provides the opportunity for businesses to increase their competitiveness and efficiency and foster growth.
GuyExpo is undertaken as a partnership among the Ministry of Business and the Private Sector; while exhibitors, franchise holders, game operators and entertainers play a major role in the overall success of the event.
The GuyExpo Planning Committee and Secretariat under the stewardship of the Honourable Minister Dominic Gaskin, M.P. supported by Chairperson Mrs. Dawn Holder-Alert and the Planning Committee have established a plan of action for which will result in GuyExpo 2016 being one of the best ever.