African andCaribbean Pavilion to attract companies for Extraordinary Business Forum

Panama City, Panama (September 3, 2014) Universal Peace Ambassador of Panama (CERCLE) and President & Chief Executive Officer of Panama World Trade & Investment Foundation (PWTIF), Melida Harris-Barrow has been granted the rights by Expocomer to be a Promoter/Administrator to stimulate trade and investment among African/Caribbean businesses, increase their networking opportunities at Expocomer and also to create for the first time in its history, an African/Caribbean Pavilion. African and Caribbean businesses are invited to participate in the thirty-third staging of Expocomer 2015, which will be held on March 11 through 14 at the ATLAPA Convention Center, Panama City, Panama.

Brand Leader
The brand leader in Central America, Expocomer, continues to effectively showcase & promote the products of its clients successfully, year after year. Exhibitors to Expocomer 2015 will join with invited guests for an Extraordinary Meeting at the African/Caribbean Pavilion. The aim of the meeting firstly, will be to create synergy between African and Caribbean people, promote opportunities, increase, improve and support investments among African and Caribbean countries through strategic networking.

This annual exhibition is the ideal starting point for business persons from more than thirty countries, to explore new business opportunities and introduce new products and services. In a recent interview with Jamaica Daily Observer’s Caribbean Business Report, Harris-Barrow reiterated the key reasons for the Caribbean’s participation in Expocomer: “The importance of the Caribbean Pavilion is to promote opportunities, increase, improve, trade and support investments among the Caribbean countries and the world. Panama World Trade & Investment Foundation believes it is of great importance that the Caribbean countries get involved.”

Participating Countries
This year’s roster of participating countries creates a global marketplace representing diverse cultural groups, private and public sectors, for example: Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, India, United Kingdom, Taiwan, Korea, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Cuba, Costa Rica, Spain, San Andres (Colombia), Chile, Argentina, Turkey, USA, Trinidad & Tobago, and others, including the Colon Free Zone, Real Estate companies and government ministries.

PWTIF is expecting the following countries to participate in the African/Caribbean Pavilion exhibition: Aruba, Bahamas, Curaçao, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Dominica, Barbados, Antigua, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Anguilla, St Martin, Grenada, Jamaica, Cayman Islands and many more to come.  To date Jamaica has made a commitment to participate and is sending a delegation of private sector businesses. At press time, San Andres, Colombia has committed with a ten-member delegation and several West African countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Sierra Leone, Mali and Burkina Faso are also on board. Further details will soon be released in the media.

For more information, to register and for payment schedule, visit: or email:  Submit your registration form early to reserve your booth.

Photo Caption: Melida Harris-Barrow


About PWTIF:
The Panama World Trade and Investment Foundation is an organization incorporated in Panama. The primary goal of PWTIF is to be the matchmaker between people, businesses and countries. If you are an individual with funds looking to invest or a person with a great idea looking for investors, PWTIF wants to work with you. The organization will become the liaison for individuals and businesses requiring legal, investment and trade support within Panama, and will also have similar contacts for other emerging markets.

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