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ExporTT showcases entrepreneurs

Published: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley in conversation with exporters at a courtesy call held at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Increasing the number of exporters in T&T is a strategic focus of exporTT which drives some of the activities the company places emphasis on.

According to a media release from exporTT, August 25, 2017 marked a significant day in the organization’s history as it opened the doors for a team of new and upcoming exporters to share first hand with Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley and the Minister of Trade, Paula Gopee-Scoon, some of the work they have been doing in placing T&T on the map.

“Opportunities where the government could be of greatest assistance in propelling their business forward were also highlighted. Both the Prime Minister and Minister of Trade & Industry were heartened to hear of companies seizing opportunities and harnessing the differentiating factors that set them apart in the global market place,” the release said.

An exporTT team led by CEO, Dietrich Guichard and Director Dr. Cyril Collier paid courtesy visits to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Trade and Industry at 9:30am and 11:30am respectively.

The focus of the visit surrounded nine new and/or upcoming exporters who were showcased at exporTT’s Pavilion during TIC 2017 - Slimdown 360, Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride, Perfect Peppers, Soular, Twigs Naturals, Habanero Peppers, Lashley’s Exotic Wine, KDF & Associates and Exquizite Islander.

The release said the expectations for the exporters was “great” and that exporTT looked forward to continuing there support for these enterprises and hearing good reviews on relationships developed, leads generated and/or deals secured as a result of built capacity or access to markets.

As part of the visit, the Prime Minister and Minister of Trade & Industry received a complimentary basket containing product from each of the companies mentioned above.