December 14, 2012

Invest SVG awarded 30,000 euros towards seminar and expo

Invest SVG, the nation’s investment promotion agency, has received regional financial support for two of its major events in 2013.{{more}}

The agency was one of the recent regional recipients of a reimbursable grant of 30,000 euros (1 euro = approx. EC$ 3.51) by the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA).

Invest SVG will use the funds to host its Export Readiness Seminar January 9 – 10, 2013 and the Vincentian Innovators Expo, March 15-17, 2013.

Invest SVG says the seminar in January is targeted at businesses that are considering expanding into external markets.

It aims to equip local entrepreneurs for the realities of exporting their products or services.

Meanwhile, the three-day trade and exhibition event in March will have displays from local exhibitors and the agency says it has several treats planned for patrons.

Executive Director of Invest SVG Cleo Huggins stated that the event is the first of its kind to be held by the agency.

“There’s a lot of talent in St Vincent & the Grenadines and valuable products and services being offered by Vincentians that are not very well known by the local consumer base,” she said.

She added that the expo would provide a platform for those people to get their secrets out in St Vincent and the Grenadines and beyond.

Huggins views the event as an excellent opportunity for the agency to work towards fulfilling its mandate as the export development agency of the country.

Invest SVG is hopeful that the events would act as the impetus to have entrepreneurs who possess exceptional goods and services expose their talents to the Vincentian public.

Registration to participate in both the seminar and the grand expo is free.

Further information can be obtain by telephoning invest SVG at 1-784-457-2159 or emailing

The deadline for participation in the seminar is January 4, 2013, while the deadline for participation in the expo is February 15, 2013.

The Export Readiness Seminar and expo are possible through the assistance of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the European Union, Bank of St Vincent and the Grenadines, and the Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies.