Business Beat (September/October 2004)

The Caribbean's largest trade show

  • Illustration by Marlon Griffith

A to Z of Caribbean treasures

Aromatherapy oils, baskets, candles, drums, earthenware, furniture, gourmet delicacies, hats, indigo, jewellery, kitchen accessories, lamps, make-up, neckties, ornaments, perfume . . . You can run through the whole alphabet several times over, and not exhaust the possibilities of the 2004 Caribbean Gift and Craft Show (CGCS), which this year takes place at the Sherbourne Conference Centre in Barbados.

The CGCS is by far the largest trade show of its kind in the Caribbean, attracting over 150 exhibitors from just about every territory in the region and more than 15,000 visitors. Buyers from around the world use the show as an opportunity to source and order fine craft and gift items that capture the spirit and style and colours of the islands. Ordinary visitors can examine the wealth of products on display, and participate in special workshops on various traditional craft techniques. And at the Caribbean Fashion Rhythms event, the region’s best designers show off their latest creations.

The 2004 Caribbean Gift and Craft Show takes place from 7 to 10 October at the Sherbourne Conference Centre in Barbados. For further information, check

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