“Based on the feedback which I received from the visiting Taiwanese delegation headed by Mrs Tsai Hui Wu, the local exhibitors, our Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the attendees at the two day Expo, I have concluded that the Expo was a resounding success,” Harris expressed in a statement issued to the media.
Speaking specifically to the patronage of the event, the Senior Minister explained that it provided benefits to all.
“The huge turnout of patrons was quite beneficial to all exhibitors – local and visiting entities alike. The high level of interaction and interest between customers and potential customers and suppliers were desirable. Consumers also benefitted by being able to purchase a range of ICT and other products at phenomenally low prices. This was a win-win situation for the visiting business people, the local business entities and importantly for the consumers…”
Minister Harris said the participation of local businesses also gave the country another opportunity to appreciate what is being done by local export manufacturers because many of the products in the enclave manufacturing are shipped abroad and not sold directly to entities here, much of their works and products go unknown and unappreciated. The Expo then helps the federation, as he further explained, to get a better understanding of what is taking place in our manufacturing entities.
“For us at the Ministry of International Trade, Industry and Commerce, we hope that a fertile ground has been set for mutually and beneficial long term, commercial and business relations to develop and grow.
“I believe that regular staging of Trade Expos can provide a fillip to the business community once the Expo is well managed and the subsectors of interests are well targeted to increase probability of benefits to the local business community…. I was pleased that some of our local companies were able to meet face to face with some of their distributors for the first time in some cases, to consolidate contacts and establish networks for future actions.”
(This article was written with content incorporated from a Ministry of International Trade press release)