In 1996, members of the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry approached the Secretariat with a proposal to develop a consumer trade show, since the Festival Grand Market, the country’s largest consumer show up to that point had run its course.
The very first EXPO was held in 1996 and was started with one row of booths situated immediately outside the St. John’s College Gymnasium. The Chamber’s employees recall that one year, incessant rains and fierce winds blew down tents, created mud pits and a myriad of difficulties for those working to bring the show to life the year. But, the show did go on! Needless to say, the show was such a success that it eventually moved inside the gymnasium and consumed the entire area around the SJC Gymnasium! Over the years, the “Expo” evolved into the Expo Belize Marketplace, the largest consumer trade show in the country and a welcomed addition to the September celebrations calendar.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will be holding its renowned EXPO Belize Market Place 2017, at the ITVET Grounds on Freetown Road in Belize City.
Last year, the Expo attracted an astonishing 17,000 visitors to the grounds, and people were able to appreciate arts, entertainment and various displays from the Commerce, Industry, Manufacturing, and Services sector. Additionally, even more Micro Businesses who were able to display goods and services made in Belize for Belizeans! This year promises to be another extraordinary EXPO as we look toward stretching the limits. We look forward to welcoming back exhibitors from last year and to form more partnerships and bring to you much more surprises!
We are grateful to our sponsors, exhibitors, visitors and friends who have supported us over the past years we’ve been at the helm of Expo Belize. We look forward to continued support as we do it all again this year!
Save the date! September 2nd and 3rd, 2017, beginning from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on both days. For all those who have a business and would like to showcase your product or service and get a prime location, this is the perfect opportunity.