Local women businesses for Florida Expo
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THE Sonia Noel Foundation for Creative Arts (SNFCA) in collaboration with the Women’s Association for Sustainable Development has over the years hosted the “Annual Women in Business Expo” at the Pegasus Hotel to mark International Women’s Day. The 2020 Expo will be launched in a few months.

Every year, over 60 exhibitors use this expo platform to advance their businesses. We have numerous success stories and testimonies since the inception of this life-changing Expo for women. We are planning a special programme for the fifth edition, which includes an overseas trip whereby 11 exhibitors will be joining me to participate in the Florida International Trade and Cultural Expo(FITCE)

I attended FITCE for the first time in 2017 with an invitation from Mr Kirton. Last year I decided that some of the women from the Women in Business Expo need this experience. Carolyn Murray visited me for a few hours and was very impressed and displayed her interest to attend as an exhibitor, which confirmed my desire to have a contingent of women participate. I was intentional about making it possible, so I mentioned my idea to the organisers and on my recent trip to Florida, I had a meeting with Paola Isaacs who is equally excited to confirm our participation. These are the persons who will be joining me this year and it warms my heart to see this idea is becoming a reality, God’s willing. We are planning a takeaway lunch on August 10 at the Courtyard Mall and some other fundraisers to defray some of the expenses.

These are the businesses that will attend the FITCE.

Vanda Allicock-Calistro- Vanda’s Creations
Sandra Craig- SS Natural Flavours
Leisa Gibson-Leisa Salon n Beauty Supplies
Carolyn Caesar Murray-Harmony INN and Secret Villa
Natasha Ali- Natasha’s Gift Center
Rebecca Abdool-Becky’s Blessings
Melba La Gadoue- Intricate Creations
Natasha David-David Creative Designs
Simone Peters- Country West Style
Christine Neblett -Chrisdan Enterprise
Debbie Argyle- Scented Candles

I know most of the women are excited to participate, so the plan is to rotate the exhibitors every year to attend FITCE.

“Being a part of the upcoming Florida International Trade & Cultural Expo is a dream come true. Being able to exhibit my natural products internationally is awesome; looking forward to such a great event. Thank you to Sonia Noel and the Women in Business Expo for the opportunity,” expressed Leisa Gibson

The Women’s Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) social club provides a forum for business and professional women to relax, renew and rejuvenate, while providing support & mentorship to youth and each other. This group provides an environment that is conducive to the formation of a sisterhood dedicated to the development of self, family, society and country.

WASD harnesses the skills and talents of women from all walks of life through networking and the exchange of ideas to create an advanced society. This association organises and builds strong, confident, intelligent and empowered women who are committed to the task of building a progressive society.

FITCE2019 will once again welcome local and international companies to the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for a unique opportunity to engage high-level government leaders, international trade experts and delegations from around the world to participate in dialogues relating to international trade, foreign direct investment and culture. FITCE2019 expects to attract over 1,500 attendees, including international businesses, local businesses, multi-cultural global trade representatives from over 52 countries, federal, state and local trade agencies, and government leaders from around the world.

Maybe you are reading this article and have the urge to contribute. If so, please call 6848129 or email beyondtheruway1@gmail.com as we continue to celebrate this beautiful life BEYOND THE RUNWAY.

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