Trinidad & Tobago
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A 16-member delegation will participate in Trinidad and Tobago’s Business Forum and National Day at Expo 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Today’s forum is meant to promote the country as a premier business, trade and investment destination.
The Ministry of Trade noted that the Forum is a collaborative effort between exporTT and invest, and will highlight the country’s competitive advantages and attractive investment climate.
The Forum will also feature business and investment opportunities in the manufacturing, energy and tourism sectors. Opportunities for new bilateral tourism agreements and air services agreements will be explored.
Minister Gopee-Scoon noted that the country’s presence at the Expo is an ideal opportunity to showcase to the world T&T’s position as a viable destination for business, investment and trade.
Further, she noted that it presents the opportunity to enhance market access to existing and new international markets.
T&T’s National Day at the Expo takes place tomorrow.
T&T’s culture, creativity and diversity will be on display with performances of Steelpan, Chutney, Calypso and Parang. Visitors will also get a glimpse of T&T’s festivals, such as Carnival, Christmas and Ramleela.
A cultural contingent comprising 12 members of the National Steel Symphony Orchestra (NSSO), the National Theatre Arts Company (NTAC) and the National Philharmonic Orchestra (NPO) will also perform at the event.
Chutney artiste Nishard Mayrhoo and soca artiste Erphaan Alves will perform at the event.
The Trinidad and Tobago Pavilion is among the 192 installed at the Expo. ExporTT, a State Agency of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is managing the Trinidad and Tobago pavilion under the theme “Experience the Energy, Creativity and Diversity that is uniquely Trinidad and Tobago: Many Hearts, Many Voices, One Vision.”
The Pavilion features several of our locally manufactured products such as rums, aromatic bitters, chocolates, fine flavoured cocoa chocolates, sauces and beverages as well as our national instruments and virtual reality tours of popular tourism destinations in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Pavilion also features Tobago’s tourism sector, where the island’s potential as an extraordinary eco-tourism destination is marketed. A variety of local artisan jewellery, craft items and Tobago-branded souvenirs are also on display.
The delegation, led by Vishnu Dhanpaul, Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland includes: Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Watson Duke, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones – Head of the Cultural Contingent; Senior Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts, Carla Cupid; Chairman of Tourism Trinidad Limited, Clifford Hamilton; General Manager, exporTT, Dhanraj Harrypersad; Vice President, Investments, invesTT, Pramilla Ramdahani; and Chief Executive Officer of Tobago Tourism Agency, Louis Lewis.
The Expo, which is hosting more than 190 participating countries, began in October, 2021, and concludes on March 31, 2022.
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