Pacific businesses gear up for major trade show in Fiji


The three-day Trade Pasifika 2014, which gets under way in Suva, Fiji, between April 2 and 4 is expected to have twice as much participation from exhibitors and buyers than the previous show held in 2012, according to the show’s steering committee.<!--more-->

Trade Pasifika will showcase a wide range of marketable niche products and services available from participating island nations from around the region in the agriculture, aquaculture and tourism sectors. The event brings opportunities to develop trade leads and network with Pacific Island businesses to expand markets around the region.

<a href=""><img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-5648" alt="Australia-PNG" src="" width="138" height="104" /></a>As well as exhibitors from Fiji and all over the Pacific, visitors are expected to flow in from around the region and beyond at the Vodafone arena in Fiji’s capital. The spacious venue has been necessitated because of the high levels of participation expected. Exhibitor booths will be set up country-wise, according to the organisers.

Trade Show ambassador and Steering Committee Chairman and show ambassador, Kaliopate Tavola was quoted in the media saying that the team, comprising hardworking individuals from all stakeholders and a number of volunteers have been working hard toward making Trade Pasifika a successful event for participants. “It’s the biggest trade show. I’m particularly comfortable Trade Pasifika 2014 will roll out and will be very successful,” Mr Tavola has been quoted as saying.

The event will also feature programmes specifically targeted at women in business as well as youth in business, sharing expertise in market accessibility, business sustainability and growth.

A major partner in organising the show is Investment Fiji.

The <b>Pacific Island Trade &amp; Invest (PT&amp;I)</b> organised <b>Pacific Path to Market</b> workshop will be held just ahead of Trade Pasifika in Suva. Supported by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and the European Union, registrations are now closed for the event.

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