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Fifth expo to give taste of New York

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Fifth expo to give taste of New York

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The fifth annual Girlfriends Expo is taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
Each year the team strives to bring something new, and over the years they have done Vegas, Paris, New Orleans and London.
“We theme our expo around a new city to bring a taste of that culture and we are excited to celebrate our fifth year with a bite out of the Big Apple – New York,” said chief executive officer of Girlfriends Inc., Kimtara Clarke.
It will be held next year at The Barbados Concorde Experience in February.
The expo has grown over the past five years from 36 booths to 120 booths, attracting both exhibitors and patrons from neighbouring Caribbean islands and overseas.
Clarke said “the obvious choice for us was a Sex In The City theme, or as we now call it Girlfriend Expo In The City. So you can expect, food, fun and fashion. This is why when we were approached by The Parris Agency out of New York to partner with the team from Irie Jams FM and Signature 78, it was a no-brainer.”
Clarke said the expo couldn’t go on without the strategic partners and gave special thanks to Love FM, the lead sponsor for the past five years.
Clarke said that also helping to spread the word across the region was the Caribbean Media Corporation, through their channel Caribvision.
Hinting at what people could expect at the expo for 2014, she said a new addition would be one of the largest food truck gathering Barbados had ever seen, offering a variety of culinary options.
There will be a Neutrogena main stage where fashion takes centrestage and a healthy lifestyle showcase where patrons can get all dolled up.
Since the event will be held at the Concorde, there will be tours of the area. (PR/NS)