NO. 38/2015 DATE: April 29, 2015
GRENADA TO PARTICIPATE IN EXPO IN MILAN, ITALY
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Wednesday, April 29, 2015: From May 1st to October 31st, 2015, Grenada’s products and services will be on display at the World Expo in Milan, Italy. Having signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in 2008, there are opportunities for Grenada to engage in market research and look for market opportunities to enter the European Market.
Preparations for the Expo started two years ago with a planning committee comprising of representatives from the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Grenada Tourism Authority, Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Milan Expo Committee is providing financial assistance to individual CARICOM member states through the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana. As was done previously, World Expo CARICOM will participate in one Pavilion with countries having their individual booths within the Pavilion
The financial assistance provided by Italy covers:
- Construction and furnishing of the CARICOM Pavilion
- Operating cost of the exhibition space
- Support for CARICOM national day
- Promotion and communication
- Logistics (cost of shipment of exhibits)
- Design and printing of promotional material
- Cost for (4) booth attendants
Grenada will be promoted as a tourist destination and the Pure Grenada Brand will be highlighted as one of the uniqueness of Grenada. A key highlight of the booth will be the Chocolate made in Grenada and Grenada’s Nutmegs. The Grenada Industrial Development Corporation investment portfolio will also be promoted.
As part of Grenada’s preparation, meetings were held with the GIDC; the Grenada Nutmeg Association; the Grenada Cocoa Association; Port Louis Marina and various other manufacturers and service providers.
Grenada will be represented by Mrs. Shanta Williams Cox, Grenada’s Expo Coordinator, along with Mrs. Tracy Garette Baptiste and Mr. Atkinson Cadore, as Booth Attendants.
Over 140 and forty countries are scheduled to participate and millions of people are expected to visit the Expo over the six month period
315 INCREASED INVESTOR CONFIDENCE IN GRENADA LEADS TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION OF EC.56 MILLION IN TREASURY BILLS
214 VALIDATION WORKSHOP: DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT OF THE CONSUMER PROTECTION LANDSCAPE IN THE OECS REGION
204 NEW CUSTOMS OFFICERS RECEIVE TRAINING IN MONITORING AND CONTROL OF TRADE IN OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS)
200 GRENADA TO BENEFIT FROM REGIONAL DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR THE REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING SECTOR
197 OECS COUNTRY MISSION TO UNDERTAKE DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT ON CONSUMER AFFAIRS LANDSCAPES IN MEMBER STATES
196 ENERGY DIAGNOSIS AND POLICY EVALUATION WORKSHOP AS GRENADA MOVES FORWARD IN DEVELOPING NATIONAL ENERGY PLANNING GUIDELINES
84 Government to meet with Public Sector Unions to discuss new protocol for Statutory Bodies and State Owned Enterprises
58 November 3, 2014 - DISCUSSION OF DRAFT SCOCIAL COMPACT ON GBN TELEVISION – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4TH, 2014
54 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
53 September 25, 2014 - LOCAL TEAM MEETING HELD FOLLOWING THE UN CONFERENCE ON SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS), SAMOA SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2014
50 September 18, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY 2015 BUDGET PREPARATION MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR
48 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
47 September 12, 2014 - THE NOU TO RECOGNISE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE OZONE LAYER
37 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
36 June 30, 2014 - JUNIOR OFFICERS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION PARTICIPATE IN BASIC TRAINING COURSE
24 April 24, 2014 - NOU AND GRENCASE COLLABORATES TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN REFRIGERATION AND AIR-CONDITIONING FUNDAMENTALS
21 April 1, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS COMMENCE TALKS ON MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR HOME-GROWN PROGRAMME OF FISCAL ADJUSTMENT AND REFORMS
20 April 1, 2014 - REGISTRATION OF LICENSED NON-BANK FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH FATCA
19 March 27, 2014 - GOVERNMENT AND DIGICEL SIGN AGREEMENT FOR INSTALLATION OF ELECTRONIC TRACKING SYSTEM DEVICES IN ALL GOVERNMENT VEHICLES
15 March 6, 2014 - GRENADA TO HOST ENERGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ESD) PROJECT INCEPTION MEETING
11 February 26, 2014 - 3RD INSTALLMENT OF RETROACTIVE PAYMENTS TO PUBLIC OFFICERS AND TEACHERS DEFERRED
10 February 25, 2014 - GRENADA CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DIVISION ANNUAL AWARD AND RECOGNITION CEREMONY, 2014
8 February 12, 2014 - COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL PARTNERS MOVING STEADFASTLY TOWARDS THE FINALISATION OF A SOCIAL COMPACT