BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – A British trade mission showcasing Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and expertise arrives here on Wednesday as part of a visit to two Caribbean countries.
The British High Commission said that the mission will visit Barbados until Thursday before travelling to St. Lucia for a one-day visit.
“This trade mission has attracted six United Kingdom companies from the fields of online services, data storage and protection, education and training, healthcare, marketing and branding, optimistic digital media and more,” the High Commission said.
It said that while here, members of the trade mission will hold meetings several senior government officials as well as the Barbados Informatics Society, Barbados Hotel & Tourism Associations and the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Similar discussions will be held in St. Lucia as well as with officials from the Castries-based Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
“The aim of this mission is to develop future collaboration in the growing ICT sector between the UK and the Governments of Barbados and St Lucia, along with private sector partnerships, as ICT presents opportunities to improve and streamline businesses across all sectors,” the British High Commission said..
The mission is being accompanied by Fiona Grant, newly appointed regional Prosperity Officer at the British High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago.