The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the Government of the Bahamas, host country for Design Caribbean 2013 has announces the cancellation of this year’s event, scheduled for October 25 to 27.
At the recently held meeting of the board of directors, the strategic direction of Design Caribbean was discussed at length and how this platform could best serve the regional craft and design sector.
As a result, the decision was taken to cancel this seasons event in order to re-group and put in-place the infrastructure to develop long-term, sustainable support to the sector. The sheer number of applicants received is a clear indication of the importance of the craft and design sector to the region as a whole, a statement from the organisers said.
For that reason, Caribbean Export is committed to delivering a Design Caribbean that facilitates sustainable development and growth.
Design Caribbean must be developed in a way that produces results, promotes and increases regional exports to the international market. In view of this, the agency will continue to work assiduously to develop a strategy that facilitates the attendance of CARIFORUM firms at international buying events as part of Design Caribbean.