Gripping starting day at BMEX

There continues to be a great interest in the Barbados Manufacturers’ Exhibition, more popularly known as BMEX. This from communications coordinator Antoine Williams.

Speaking to Barbados TODAY Friday morning on Day 1 of the exhibition, Williams said manufacturers were still excited about the exhibition, but there was a change in the type of person exhibiting.

These tiny tots from the Hilltop Preparatory School were excited to be at BMEX.
These tiny tots from the Hilltop Preparatory School were excited to be at BMEX.

“There is still interest, but we have seen a new trend; we have seen a different type of exhibitor. We have seen younger individuals who are involved in the industry. We have seen also an increase in services –– services that are related to manufacturing in one form or another, and services that are distinctive in their own way,” he explained.

Williams said many persons used BMEX as a way of marketing their products.

The food pavilion was a big hit with the students.
The food pavilion was a big hit with the students.

“A lot of people see BMEX as the ideal avenue to promote their product and introduce their product to patrons. That primarily is what it’s all about,” he suggested.

Williams said the exhibition had started on a high note, with the schoolchildren from all over the country visiting –– as is customary.

Students from the Chandler School were happy to meet broadcaster Belle Holder.
Students from the Chandler School were happy to meet broadcaster Belle Holder.

“The morning has been busy. We had the schoolchildren and they were fully excited about the exhibition as they moved around and immersed themselves in the activities, looking at the different exhibits, talking to the exhibitors and getting samples of products,” he said.

Williams said the students were particularly interested in the food pavilion and in Thorpe’s Furniture, which specialized in making all types of coffins.

The Barbados TODAY selfie board was a big hit with these little blossoms.
The Barbados TODAY selfie board was a big hit with these little blossoms.

Expecting hundreds of Barbadians to pass through the exhibition over the weekend, Williams urged them to support the young people who were taking part in the WorldSkills Barbados Competition over the weekend.

He also promised some exciting fashion shows for all.

BMEX will run until Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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