The government of Saint Lucia teams up with businesses operating in the south of the island to host a Southern Business Symposium on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Coconut Bay Resort and Spa in Vieux-Fort.
The event, which is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Prime Minister, True Value Building and Supplies, Saint Lu Metal and Plastic, Builders Choice Ltd, Shernells Pizza, Uptown Liquor and Grocery Store, Coconut Bay Resort and Spa, Essential Hardware and Nerv’s Taxi Service, will take the form of an interactive sessions with businesses owners and managers.
Participants will benefit from presentations by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority, the National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE) and Invest Saint Lucia, and participate in sessions aimed at exploring new areas of cooperation between the public and private sector in the south.
Prime Minister and Parliamentary Representative for Vieux-Fort South, Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony will also be present to participate in the exercise.
During the symposium, businesses will establish a formal network for collaboration between government agencies and businesses in the south, which is critical, not only for the survival of existing businesses, but to stimulate confidence for further investment.
Dr. Anthony is also scheduled to address the gathering, during which he will outline his vision for the development of the business sector in Vieux-Fort.
The town of Vieux-Fort is the central point for commercial activity in the south.