Successful National Agricultural and Trade Show 2014 Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

The Honourable Gaspar Vega and the Honourable Hugo Patt wish to thank the general public for the solid support in attending the recently held National Agriculture and Trade Show. The show was a resounding success with approximately 36,000 visitors over the two and a half days. Gross revenue from the show reached a record 1,000. Profits from the show are being reinvested in the unprecedented improvements to infrastructure and support services for the show.

The Ministers also wish to thank the National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee, the farmers, exhibitors and vendors that made the show possible. Special thanks to the Belize Police Department for their tremendous effort in making the show free of any serious incident. Special thanks also to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture team for going beyond the call of duty and their exceptional work in preparing for and conducting the show.

The Ministry will continue implementation of its five year development plan to convert the show grounds to Belize’s premier exhibition venue and first choice for fairs, exhibitions, educational, music and arts festivals. We thank the many private sector partners that share this vision and have joined us in contributing to this undertaking.

The National Agriculture and Trade Show is being returned to its roots as a farmer, trade and family oriented show. We are overwhelmed by the positive response to this and are therefore pleased to announce April 24 to 26th, 2015 as the date for next year’s show.