Awarding the Beautiful…

Caribbean Export is in the final throws of producing, Design Caribbean, a trade show, that will highlight the region’s natural ability, energy and flair.  After extensive evaluation, Caribbean Export is pleased and excited to announce that it has chosen the artisans who will be displaying their handcrafted and unique products from September 1-4, 2011, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Exhibitors taking part in the show will have the opportunity to be selected as an award winner. The International Trade Centre has sponsored the Design Awards for Design Caribbean.   All exhibitors have passed through a screening process to ensure superior product and quality is displayed at the trade fair. From these selected exhibitors, a design panel will reward the best design according to form, functional and emotional aspects of the product. Three winners will be selected from all of the represented sectors and each category winner will be given a certificate and trophy. All of the products have to reflect the exuberant nature and ability of the Caribbean people as the exhibitors seek to appeal to boutique owners looking for that something special to inspire and capture the imagination.

Overall prize winners will then be selected from the category winners and announced on the last day of the Design Caribbean show. The first prize winner will receive $5,500 U.S dollars; second prize $3,500 U.S dollars and third place a cheque for $2,000 U.S dollars. Alongside the cash prizes the winners will also receive a free booth at Design Caribbean 2012.

Caribbean Export will also promote the winner through business networking, marketing and communication initiatives to a wider range of buyers for their existing products. The competition is sponsored by the ITC, International Trade Centre.

Buyers attending this will see products from a range of sectors including ceramics, jewellery, fashion accessories, home furnishings, specialty foods and leather goods that are synonymous with the beauty and richness of the Caribbean will be on display from artists inspired by their stunning island surroundings, culture and history.

Taking place in the Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo, Design Caribbean will be conveniently located at Hotel El Embajador, an impressive indoor and outdoor location, ideal for a trade show as it allows exhibitors the room to display their products and attendees the space to walk around and enjoy the beautiful design.

Retail and hotel buyers looking for outstanding handcrafted, passionately made, one-of-a-kind quality products should be sure not to miss Design Caribbean, come celebrate the beautiful, September 1 – 4, 2011 in Santo Domingo, Dominion Republic, Register at