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Brazil Trade Mission: A Successful Unified Effort

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island – According to executives at The Grand Bahama Port Authority Limited (GBPA), Intermodal South America delivered true to expectations during its 2013 Tradeshow & Conference.

Recognized as the 2nd largest exhibition in the world for logistics, transport and international trade, this year’s event hosted in excess of 40,000 attendees, inclusive of executives from some of the largest and most prominent names in the industry.

GPBA Chairman, Mr. Ian Fair expressed that the conference met every expectation regarding numbers, quality and diversity of attendees at the event. Fair also noted that the Bahamas team worked very efficiently in exposing attendees to the opportunities and benefits of investing in Grand Bahama Island.

“Grand Bahama Island and The Bahamas were well represented,” Fair said, referring to presentations made by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, MP as well as himself to industry executives attending the three-day conference.

Business Development Manager, Mr. Derek Newbold, during one-to-one meetings with business executives attending the 2013 Intermodal South America Conference, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil last week.

“This initiative by GBPA, in partnership with the Ministry for Grand Bahama and private sector stakeholders, was a very successful effort.  I applaud Minister Darville and his team, as well as our industrial sector partners for their support,” he added.

“Not only have we furthered our efforts in attracting new development projects to the island, but we are also continuing to strengthen ties between the government, GBPA and private sector stakeholders,  and both continue to be priorities for all involved.” Fair concluded.

So as to provide the most comprehensive overview of the island’s economic sectors, the delegation also included executives of the Hutchison Group, Grand Bahama Shipyard, V-Trade and H. Forbes Private Charters, which represented Grand Bahama’s Maritime, Transportation & Logistics, Light manufacturing, Tourism and Real Estate sectors.

Source: Grand Bahama Port Authority

Caption: Successful Unified Effort – GBPA Chairman, Mr. Ian Fair, shares in a discussion with industry stakeholders, during the 2013 Intermodal South America Conference. Fair commented that the Bahamas’ Delegation was a successful partnership, in furthering efforts to attract new development projects to the island, while continuing to strengthen ties between the government, GBPA and the private sector. Pictured from left to right: Miss Shavonia McBride, Project Officer, Ministry for Grand Bahama; the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, MP, Minister for Grand Bahama; Mr. Ian Fair, Chairman GBPA; Mr. Godfrey Smith, CEO, Hutchison Group and Mr. Melvin Seymour, Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Grand Bahama.

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