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Guyana will be sending a strong signal that it is open for business as international buyers gear to attend the inaugural Guyana Trade and  Investment Exhibition, ‘GuyTIE 2018’. This exhibition will be the country’s largest and most important trade fair, targeting exports and investment and focusing on finding markets for local products through collaboration between the private sector and the Government, with the support of the Caribbean Export Development Agency. Specifically, it will create a platform for local export-ready businesses to engage foreign buyers and other potential partners. GuyTIE will promote investment opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as well as local investors. It will create a platform to prepare and promote export-ready firms to international markets. GuyTIE 2018 takes place from September 19-22, 2018 at the
Guyana Marriott, Georgetown. It will be the largest B2B event held in Guyana. Some of the major business organizations in Guyana have partnered with GuyTIE and have garnered high level participation. These partners are the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA), Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the Small Business Bureau (SBB). Corporate Guyana has pledged its support to GuyTIE 2018. Exhibitors include large multinational firms to SMEs in both the manufacturing and services sector. This event is modelled to match export and investment opportunities with appropriate businesses and investors to create international linkages and contribute positively to economic growth and job creation. To date, the following sponsors are onboard: Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), GTT, E-Networks, Caribbean Airlines (CAL), Massy, Banks DIH Ltd, Digicel, BK Group of Companies, GAICO, Comfort Sleep, Sterling Products Limited and Brass Aluminum and Cast Iron
Foundry (BACIF). Buyers from around the globe have registered as everyone is eager to get in on the ground floor of the new business frontier
that is Guyana. Buyers and investors from Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean Region will be at GuyTIE
looking for avenues to interact with the business community in Guyana. Sixty exhibitors will be on display throughout the entire indoor conference
area of the Guyana Marriott Hotel. Exhibitor space has been sold out to businesses representing various business sectors in Guyana.
Agro-processing, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Construction, Food & Beverage, Food Processing, Forestry and Wood Products, Information
and Communications, Print and Publishing, Printing & Packaging, Tourism, Arts and Craft and other services will be represented at what
is expected to be a biennial business event. The first two days of the exhibition will have special business sessions held for participants. The general
public will have the opportunity to purchase tickets through a special promotion to view the business exhibition on the final day.
GuyTIE will further position Guyana in the Meetings Incentive Convention and Exhibition (MICE) market segment and strengthen its position as an attractive  business destination.

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