The largest exhibition of Cypriot products and services, entitled ‘Made in Cyprus,’ was held for the 5th year in Limassol on the weekend of 21 – 23/9, at the Trakasol Cultural Centre at the Limassol Marina, attracting 10,500 visitors and 94 exhibitors. The exhibition, which is organized by the World Trade Center, has grown over the past years, offering dozens of professionals a platform from which to showcase their work, and has become one of the most anticipated annual events in Limassol.
Indeed, for the first time this year, an entire community was represented via the special booth of the Omodos Community Council. Other exhibitors participating with their own booths included the Larnaca Country Women Association, and various wineries, honey and grape producers, olive producers, cured meat producers, and also makers of traditional sweets and other foods, as well as beauty items and other handmade items, etc. Also present were telecommunications companies, legal and accounting firms, painters, cleaning services, transport companies, swimming pool facilities, photographers, and many more.
The three-day exhibition included a variety of activities for all ages, music by renowned artists Airland, as well as cooking demonstrations by Chef Panayiotis Demetriou, who made use of traditional ingredients from exhibitiors’ booths. The organizers expressed their satisfaction with the positive results of the exhibition. Frixos Savvides, Chairman of the World Trade Center Cyprus Board, stressed their intention to continue to upgrade and improve the event each year, making it an institution both in Cyprus and abroad. “There were 30 exhibitors in the 1st exhibition and merely 1000 visitors, while the 5th exhibition had 94 exhibitors and 10.5000 visitors. Our goal is to increase these number with the 6th Made in Cyprus exhibition”, Mr. Savvides mentioned.
The preparations for the 6th event have already begun and the organizers contact organized groups and communities to encourage their participation, too. The exhibition takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and with the support of the Limassol Municipality, the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cyprus International Business Association, the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the Limassol Tourism Board.