The Department of Industry (DOI) plans to organise another ‘Vanuatu Made Market Day’ next year after successfully staging its first ever event this week.
The Director of the DOI, Jimmy Rantes, said they will work to extend the next event for more than one-day and will bring more people, producers and international buyers.
“In next year’s event we will bring more producers together and will give them awards to recognize their contributions to their communities and the nation as a whole,” he said.
‘Vanuatu Made Market Day’ was initiated to promote value-added products and to recognize the contributions of local producers to the local economy.
The audiences of Wednesday’s event at the Convention Centre in Port Vila were mostly school children.
They came with their teachers and participated by asking questions and exploring ideas, skills and knowledge of engaging in the industry sector.
For those who are about to enter the workforce and interested in business careers, it was an opportunity to engage with the exhibitors and find employment opportunities.
The DOI wants to engage students in the event because it believes they are the future of the business industry.
Director Rantes said he is very happy to see that a lot of school children have turned up for the event.
Vanuatu needs more experts to grow its industry sector, he stressed.
‘Vanuatu Made Market Day’ ended with the launching of the National Industry Development Strategy of 2018 to 2020 by the Acting Director General of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry, Trades and Ni-Vanuatu Business, George Burugu, in the presence of development partners, private sectors and government departments.
Source: Vanuatu Daily Post