The 3rd Annual Made in Grenada Expo, spearheaded by the Ministry of Trade and Economic Development, was successfully held at the Grenada National Stadium on Sunday, 7 February 2016, as part of the Independence Day Celebrations. The Expo was the culmination of the Buy Local Week which ran from 1 to 7 February, 2016 — which is part of a long-term Buy Local initiative.
Over 60 manufacturers/agro-processors displayed and sold their products to thousands of patrons who attended the Independence Day Celebrations. The products on display ranged from nutmeg products, chocolate, pepper sauces, and furniture, to dried fish.
One of the positive outcomes of the Expo was the visit by Commissioner Dale Holness from Broward County of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Commissioner Holness visited on the invitation of the Minister for Economic Development and Trade, Hon. Oliver Joseph. The main purpose of the Commissioner’s visit was to get a first-hand appreciation of the products made in Grenada, and to extend an invitation to Grenada to participate in Florida International Trade Exposition, which will be held in October this year.
For the first time, the Expo attracted a number of local authors. Some of the authors included David Ambrose, author of the book White Spice, and Cindy McKenzie, author of the book Force Ripe.
The Expo culminated with fireworks late into the evening.
Grenadians are urged to support the continuing Buy Local initiative, by purchasing locally produced goods and services.
The Ministry thanks the exhibitors and the general public for your participation and support shown at the Made in Grenada Expo.
Ministry of Finance & Energy