Trade & Investment Convention (TIC) 2023
The 24th annual Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) 2023 will be held from July 20th – 22nd at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, Trinidad. The Division of Finance, Trade and the Economy (DFTE), through its Strategic Business Support and Development Unit (SBSDU) will lead a Tobago contingent of Tobago House of Assembly (THA) entities and Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs). Widely regarded as one of the largest conventions in the Caribbean, TIC attracts upwards of 35 countries, over 500 regional and international buyers, 200 booths and roughly 800 small business entrepreneurs.
Expanding the reach of Tobago’s MSMEs is vital for trade, thereby building the island’s private sector and aiding in diversifying our economy. Participation at TIC will provide a great number of opportunities which can broaden the market reach, increase sales and revenue, and lead to new business partnerships.
As the THA continues to give support to Tobago’s MSMEs, the goal is for the sector to become a main driver of sustainable economic growth and career development, thus reducing the burden on the public sector.
In keeping with our “One Tobago” approach, the following special purpose THA entities will again present and engage at TIC as they expand their reach in the global space:
- Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd.
- Tobago Information Technology Ltd.
- Tobago Festivals Commission Ltd.
- Shaw Park Complex & Buccoo Integrated Facility.
- E-IDCOT (including their Animation suite and MSMEs)
(i) Tobago Bar Estate – Les Warner
(ii) Tobago Preserve Cravings – Danielle Pontiflet