Orlando’s 3rd Annual Caribbean American Business Expo May 23rd – 24th, 2008
The Expo will open on Friday May 23rd, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, providing an opportunity for all Caribbean Americans and their friends to sample the richness and diversity of Caribbean culture.
Caribbean Businesses from throughout the region and local companies will be showcasing and selling their products.
The Expo is FREE to the public.
Friday May 23rd
Section of the audience at the Opening CeremonyOpening Ceremony, Reception and Exhibition
Previous expos attracted the support of several City, County, State and Federal agencies including Enterprise Florida, Orlando’s Economic Development Commission, Orange County government, the City of Orlando and the US Department of Commerce. Several agencies from within the Caribbean region including the Barbados-based Caribbean Bureau of Quality and Standards, the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest), the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation and the Consulates of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica and Haiti.
Caribbean American Business Expo 2007
The theme of this year’s Expo is “Sustaining the Florida Caribbean Strategic Link”. The objective is to provide opportunities for business enterprises in the United States and the Caribbean region to showcase their goods and services in the Florida market and to explore opportunities for mutually beneficial trade, investment and other economic relationships.
Florida State, County and City officials as well as high-level government and business representatives from the Caribbean have been again invited to participate in this event. Florida and the Caribbean region enjoy a strategic economic relationship, which has the potential for significant expansion. Central Florida in particular, with its growing Caribbean American community as well as its mammoth tourism sector, featuring Disney World and Universal Studios among others, is a vibrant market which is still to be fully exploited.