GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Guyana Trade and Exposition Fair (GuyExpo) was held from October 2nd -5th at the Sophia Exhibition site in Georgetown under the theme-‘Transformation: Partnering for a better Guyana’.
The annual event is meant to showcase locally produced goods and services but also attracts a broad range of product/service suppliers from the Caribbean and further afield. Approximately 400 exhibitors were registered to participate in the event, representing a total of ten countries including: Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, India, United States of America, Pakistan, Argentina, Brazil, Bangladesh, French Guiana and Suriname.
This year marked the third time that Texila American University participated in the trade exposition. According to TAU student counsellor, Lalta Ramdeen, “the response was very productive.” Dozens of youth people stopped by the TAU booth to enquire about the program and many showed strong interest in the model of the new campus.
During the four day event, TAU representatives at the trade fair conducted BMI, blood pressure and blood sugar testing for more than fifty individuals each night.
Ramdeen also noted that they received excellent feedback from more than 50 visitors to the booth who indicated keen interest in the March 2015 intake for the pre-medical program.
The goal of TAU’s participation in GuyExpo 2014 was to create greater recognition and awareness in its medical programs. The general interest shown by visitors to the booth indicated that the school was well on its way to realizing this goal.
Those manning the booth included Ms. Nirupa Lildhar, Ms. Ashley Williams, Mr. Tygue Legall, Mr. Nanda Kishore, Mr. Karthikeyan Thangaraj, Ms. Maria Castilla, Mr. Francis Castilla, Mr. Sreejesh P. G., and Mr. Bala Kumar. A number of medical students also assisted in the booth.
GuyExpo began in 1995 but became an annual activity in 2004. According to the GuyExpo Secretariat an estimated 110,000 visitors were expected to attend the event.