Plans announced for Authentically Bahamian show – Eye Witness News
NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) in conjunction with the Nassau Cruise Port Limited will host the Authentically Bahamian 2021 show next month.
The two-day event is scheduled for December 11-12 at the Grand Ballroom at the Atlantis Convention Center on Paradise Island. This was announced at a press conference at BAIC on Old Trail Road on Wednesday.
Island Minister of Agriculture and Family Affairs Clay Sweeting congratulated BAIC and the cruise port for working together to make the event a success. He said it was an ideal opportunity for artists, artisans and people in the food industry to showcase their products and services.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Bahamians, including those in the Family Islands, to participate in a forum that will allow them to display their goods and services, whether it is straw work, crafts or ‘culinary offerings,’ said Sweeting.
“This is also an opportunity for tourists to shop for locally made products and sample authentic Bahamian wares.”
Executive President Leroy Major said he was delighted that BAIC is a partner of this event.
“I am delighted to lend my support to this event, which is hosted by the Nassau Cruise Port,” he said.
“A wide variety of Bahamian-made products will be on display at this fair, featuring Bahamian artisans, artists and craftspeople.”
Amanda Friedman, a board member representing Cruise Port Limited, gave an overview of the details of the upcoming trade show and said she received an “overwhelming” response in applications from vendors wishing to participate. She said the fair will feature 50 small retail spaces, which will offer food, drinks and retail items. Chef Simeon Hall Jr. will also work with the team for the event.
“The cruise port of Nassau is focused on building a destination, where tourists will be exposed to the food and products of the Bahamas,” she said.
“This fair will help us find these goods and services, which are offered locally. “