Plans well on way for next year’s event
The groundwork is already being laid for BMEX 2011, just three months after the conclusion of this year’s exhibition.
According to special projects coordinator of the Barbados Manufacturer’s Association Shelly Ann Austin-Taylor, the theme is yet to be confirmed but like this year’s Innovate, Design, Manufacture it will be one that inspires creativity.
Speaking yesterday during BMEX’s prize giving ceremony at Building Number 8, Harbour Industrial Estate, St Michael, she said about 25 exhibitors had booked their spaces and some sponsors were back on board.
She noted that the general layout of this year’s event would be maintained but some improvements will be made.
Austin-Taylor said that the time might come when the exhibition would outgrow the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.
“Right now we have to stop at a certain point as far as the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre is concerned.
“However, as far as a plan ‘B’, we’ve investigated other locations but because the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre has basically the entire infrastructure, it is hard to do that,” she said. (NB)