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The Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) is set to return to its home base at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya after being staged for four years at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad hotel in Port-of-Spain.
This year’s TIC is its 15th anniversary.
There are other changes to this year’s trade show: Anthony Aboud, who had been TIC chairman for the last 14 years, will not be in the picture. Instead, the T&T Manufacturers’ Association, which is the host of TIC, will be handling the organising of the show with inhouse staff.
Aboud said he is busy and has more “pressing matters” this year making him unable to take up the position as lead organiser.
“I got involved when I joined the board of the T&T Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA), and took what was called manufacturers week and built it into an international trade show. The TIC is still with the TTMA, and it should be no different this year,” he told the Business Guardian via phone on Tuesday.
The TIC, a four-day multi-sectoral trade show featuring local, regional and international exhibitors, attracts thousands of local, regional and international buyers. It will be held from July 2-5.
He said although he is not involved in the details of planning the show, the chief executive officer and other officials at the TTMA will be able to put on a solid show because it has now matured.