TRADE EXPO 2014 LOOKS TO PROMOTE LOCAL PRODUCTS

Some of the local products made in the Solomon Islands. Photo credit: FSII Facebook page.

Some of the local products made in the Solomon Islands. Photo credit: FSII Facebook page.

Newly formed Trade Expo Solomon Islands 2014, TESI has decided to promote innovation and development of local products in this year’s trade expo.

Speaking to local media during a press conference in Honiara yesterday, TESI Chairman Reddley Raramo said aim of 2014 trade expo is to promote innovation and development of locally produced products.

Mr Raramo says this is to help local businesses promote their own products as this can raise awareness which the private sector play in economic development in the country.

Mr Raramo adds, this can also create and promote partnership among relevant stakeholders through establishing commercial contacts between private sector and the public.

“The broad objectives of this year’s trade expo, first to promote innovation and development of locally produced products of Solomon Islands; to enable firms to create and raise interest of awareness of their products; to promote enterprises and entrepreneur who provide such goods and services; to create awareness of the important role that private sector plays in nation building and to promote partnership between stakeholders by establishing commercial contacts between the private and the general public.”

SIBC News understands a 20 member committee has been recently established by the Minister responsible.

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