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Agrifest 2009 (GUYANA)
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Start Date: October 30, 2009, 08:30
End Date: October 31, 2009, 19:00
Event Contact: Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC)
For More Information: http://www.newgmc.com/agrifest2009.html


Description

As forges ahead to build a new and diversified agriculture sector, the Ministry of Agriculture through the Guyana Marketing Corporation will be hosting this year, the inaugural Agrifest , 's Premier Agriculture Trade and Investment Festival.

 

What is Agrifest ?

 

 Agrifest 2009 is a two-day trade and investment festival that will culminate the annual Agriculture Month activities, to be held on October 30 – 31. This event is a spin-off from the previously held Grow More Food Festival and Guyana Nites, which attracted tens of thousands of attendees.

 

Why Agrifest ?

 

  's agriculture sector is rapidly expanding. The drive towards diversifying the sector opens new areas of activity and opportunities, which when explored, will cement 's stature as the bread basket of the Caribbean , and its number one food supplier.

 

The growing activities in the new and emerging agriculture sector present avenues for business development, especially in areas such as value-added products, aquaculture and fruits and vegetables.  

 

's growing telecommunication capabilities and other infrastructure also provide ideal conditions for the expansion of agriculture trade and commerce.

 

Agrifest will therefore provide a platform from which these activities and potentials can be highlighted, existing agri-business relations strengthened, and new ventures created.   

 

Who will participate?

 

 All agencies and stakeholders within the agriculture sector (fruit & vegetable, crops & livestock, aquaculture, dairy, forestry, rice & sugar) will come together to showcase a combination of products and services which reflect

 

's ongoing agriculture diversification drive, and the resulting agri-business investment opportunities that exist, and are being created.

 

The private sector, Caricom member States, as well as contingents from neighbouring , and will also participate in this signature agriculture event, which is expected to attract more than 30,000 attendees over the two-day period.

 

In excess of 30,000 persons from , South America and the Caribbean are expected to attend Agrifest over the two-day period. Persons interested in participating are advised to register early.

 

Participation Cost

 

Booth Space

 

10x10 - electric point, lights and two exhibitor's passes $20,000

 

10x20 - electric point, lights and four exhibitor's passes $40,000

 

20x20 - electric point, lights and eights exhibitor's passes $80,000

 

Ticket Cost

 

Adults - $500

 

Children - $300

 

Registration forms can be uplifted from Guyana Marketing Corporation, 87 Robb & Alexander Streets, or the Ministry of Agriculture (Secretariat), Regent & Vlissengen Road, Georgetown . Forms can also be downloaded from www.newgmc.com or www.agriculture.gov.gy.

 

Click here for Registration forms

 

All forms must be submitted to the Agrifest Secretariat, Guyana Marketing Corporation, 87 Robb & Alexander Streets, Georgetown , no later than October 16, 2009.

 

 

 

  For More Information Contact

 

Guyana Marketing Corporation (GMC)
87 Robb & Alexander Sts. Lacytown Georgetown,

 

Tel: +592 226 8255/ 227 1630/ 226 2219
Fax: +592 227 4114

 

Ministry of Agriculture

 

A Guyana Marketing Corporation/Private Sector Production

 

 

 

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