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FLASHBACK: Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon, left, congratulates then TTMA president, Christopher Alcazar, right, following the official opening of the  2017 Trade and Investment Convention at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya. Looking on is THA Deputy Chief Secretary and Finance Secretary, Joel Jack, second from right, and  First Citizens-Group Chief Executive Officer, Karen Darbasie.

The much anticipated Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) put on by the T&T Manufacturer’s Association (TTMA) has been postponed until the first quarter of 2022.

In a statement to stakeholders the TTMA explained that the postponement was done on advice of the Minister of Health, in keeping with the COVID-19 health and safety protocols at this time.

However, the TTMA said despite the physical exhibition having to be rescheduled, the virtual B2B meetings and webinars will still take place from November 1 to 3, 2021.

“These elements of TIC will allow business to be generated and meaningful quantitative returns to be engaged to all TIC participants,” the TTMA said.

It added that next year promises to be a “larger, stronger and greater show” than that was planned this year as the vaccination rates increase and as Government restrictions continue to be lifted.

The TTMA also added that next year, the TIC will once again attract thousands of fully vaccinated participants to the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, over the three-day period with the possibility of an expanded trade show floor than what was being offered in 2021.

“TTMA looks forward to your continued support of TIC in 2022 as we continue to navigate through the new normal to balance lives and livelihood,” the organisation said.

In 2020 the TIC’s virtual platform experienced a glitch but the issue was rectified.

For further information visit https://ttma.com/tic/seminars.