Proud of expo

Ricardo Graham speaking at today’s launch.

Portal Inc. Home Expo is raising the bar for expos in Barbados.

So said Ricardo Graham, while speaking at the media launch for the event this morning at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The representative of Media Plus Inc., producers of the expo, noted that at last year’s event he realised the businesses which showcased their products and services went the extra mile to ensure that their exhibits were of world class standards and said he expected this year would be no different.

“We feel a sense of satisfaction that the home expo is quickly becoming the standard bearer for excellence with regards to the outstanding displays which the show presents,” he said. “We realised earlier this year that one of the companies that produce expos of this nature were pleased with their exhibits as well and feel that we have played a role in the development of these kinds of expos and how the shows are displayed and how the companies represent their own businesses.”

Graham said the objective of the Portal Inc. Home Expo was to highlight products and services aimed at making life simpler and more convenient. These products and services, he added, could range from the smart phone to home automation. So when the expo is held on September 21 to 23 it will help Barbadians to make concise and informed decisions regarding home d?cor, furnishing, property rehabilitation, security and landscaping.

Features on display will include the Mortgage Wall, Habitat Pavilion, Sky is the Limit, Auto Zone and the very popular Kids Zone.

One of the new initiatives of the expo was the addition of jazz in the form of Jazz trio Willie Kerr, Terry Mexican Arthur and Kellie Cadogan, who are expected to add some flavour and “sophistication” to the showcase.

With the continued advancement of technology, Graham said the vision for the home expo was to develop products and services with regional appeal. Furthermore, he said he wanted the expo to be recognised as the conduit trough which companies would connect their smart products and services to the discerning consumers.

“As the event continues to develop and evolve we envision world rated companies, which also have a consumer base in Barbados and the region, such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, using the Home Expo to speak directly to their Caribbean consumer. We see no reason why those larger world rated companies can’t come to Barbados to showcase what they are doing, because we are consumers of their products as well.

“The Home Expo is here to bring that kind of information and those kinds of devices that are new on the market to this region. We are very proud at this stage and of the continued development of the home expo. We are even more proud of the companies who use the home expo as a medium to showcase their products and services and the extent that these businesses go to develop exhibits of excellence,” he said. (KC)

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