Caribbean Business and Cultural Expo in Toronto
Voices of Summer Coming This Spring
Mighty Sparrow and Calypso Rose to perform on Opening Day
TORONTO, February 20, 2015 Caribbean Business and Cultural Expo Ltd (CBCE)
today announced the details of its three-day business and musical festival - a first-of-its-kind,
three-day cross border business and entertainment event taking place as a lead-in to the
highly-anticipated Pan Am and Para pan Games. This free-to-the public event takes place at
the International Centre from May 16th to May 18th, 2015.
The Expo kicks off with a networking event in the International Centre (near Pearson
International Airport) immediately following the Ribbon Cutting ceremony Saturday, May 16th at
10 a.m. ET, followed by a series of business seminars focusing on travel, health and wellness,
food village, world tasting and testing, product distributors and much more.
Aimed at creating new opportunities for expanding Canadian & Caribbean businesses,
the Expo will host more than 300 international and Caribbean business leaders from various sectors,
and feature breakout sessions with distinguished panellists and speakers. There will be over 300
business and marketing booths in the large exhibition hall -- open 10 am to 10 pm throughout the
run of the exhibition.
Every island in the Caribbean is represented at the Expo and will be taking part
in the Caribbean Food Taste-Off Competition May 17. The family-friendly event will show the Spice
and the Sugar of the Islands’ unique gourmet traditions.
In Celebration Of Their 25th Anniversary
Dance Caribe Performing Company will be staging their exciting world
class premiere theatrical stage performance; a Caribbean dance theatre production.
Director/Choreographer and Harry Jerome Award recipient Martin Scott-Pascall,
alongside Dance Caribe, promises to showcase a mélange of dance styles unique to the Caribbean,
performed in traditional & contemporary styling, while also uniting African, French, as well as
West Indian heritage ranging from Caribbean folk characters, Creole to African and into the beat
of the Drums of the Afro-Caribbean Cultures. Memorable dance presentations will include some of
the best Caribbean & Canadian artisans in the field of choreography, costumes and music.