After a very impressive opening day, the inaugural Services Expo of the Grenada Coalition of Service Industries (GCSI) goes into its final day today, at the Grenada Trade Centre, Morne Rouge.
Under the theme “Services – the Life Blood of our Economy,” the first day of the 2-day event showcased exhibitors representing Information Technology, Telecommunications, Educational Services, Financial Services, Professional Services, Travel and Tourism, Training, Fashion Designs and more.
Running currently with the Expo (10 am to 5 pm) will be 4 more short business seminars between 1 pm and 4.30 pm. Today’s seminar topics are:
- The challenges of operating a small, local business: Emerson Theodore of On The Spot Hardware (1-1.30 pm).
- Marketing & Advertising Techniques: Orlando Roman (2-2.30)
- Strategies and Methodologies for Successful small business: Clifton (3-3.30 pm)
- Mobile Apps Banking: Melisa Jones of Grenada Co-operative Bank (3-3.30 pm)
The curtain will come down on the 2-day event with 2 hours of Poetry and other Literary Pieces by the Writers Association of Grenada, and music from Grenada’s reigning Calypso King Findley Jeffery, Teacher Eddie, Pappa Jerry, Lady Cherry, and a number of other popular Calypso and Soca artistes.
Also, as was the case on Day 1, a team, from the Ministry of Health will also be on hand to conduct free health screening and medical checks to all patrons of the event.
The main objectives of the Services Expo are:
- To highlight the importance of Services to the Grenada’s economy
- To create awareness of the wide range of services currently produced locally
- To create awareness of the potential that services offer for employment, self-employment, import substitution, export generation and economic development
- To heighten interest of the population, especially the young, in becoming involved in services as a business and career
- To highlight to policy-makers and financial institutions the need to give greater support to services-related fields and endeavours.
The Grenada Coalition of Service industries (GCSI) is an umbrella organisation, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade with the mandate to identify, organize and develop local producers of potentially exportable services, and guiding them to a state of “export-readiness” so they can contribute more significantly to employment creation, foreign exchange generation and national economic development.