Barbados is participating in the Beijing International Horticultural Expo 2019, one of the world’s largest horticultural exhibitions, which showcases a huge collection of plants, flowers and ideas for green development.
Barbados will have a booth in the Caribbean Community pavilion, an area which aims to raise the profile of the region in China.
During the five-month expo, the Caribbean will host a number of cultural, commercial and culinary activities, including film-related events. Approximately 16 million visitors are expected to attend the expo.
Exhibiting countries will have the opportunity to promote horticulture, tourism, goods and services, as well as the creative and cultural industries, and to make contact with potential Chinese partners and representatives from the 110 participating countries and organizations at the expo.
Barbados is presently represented at the expo in China by Senior Foreign Service Officer, Kendra Holdip, and Assistant Cypher Officer, Jacqueline Griffith, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
Representatives of other public and private sector entities will ensure continued representation throughout the expo, which ends in the first week of October.
Barbadians who may be attending the expo should indicate their intention to do so by contacting the Barbados Embassy in Beijing.
Complimentary tickets to enter the expo will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.