On June 14, 2021, Export Barbados (BIDC) held an Opening Ceremony to start its first training module under its new Voyager Export Promotion and Development Workshop. The Voyager programme equips participating businesses with the knowledge and tools essential to selling across borders. The programme plays a vital role in up-skilling potential exporters and established exporters, recognizing the vital role of exporters as key drivers to economic growth, particularly in aiding the economic recovery of Barbados.

The Export Barbados Voyager Export Promotion and Trade Development Workshop will be presented online and will be fully immersed in all matters relating to export promotion and trade development. The Programme will cover courses such as: ‘Get Ready To Export’, ‘How To Improve Your Scorecard’ and ‘How To Improve Your Food Export Business’.

Within these courses, participants can learn about market research and prioritizing markets; market entry strategies, packaging and labelling; global distribution; international pricing, and other important export-related topic areas.

The Export Academy

The Export Academy, which is currently being developed, is expected to offer a range of training and sensitization programmes across multiple media and meeting platforms, traditional media as well as face-to-face interaction.

Some of the Export Academy programmes and activities include:

  • Educating on a wide range of topics relative to the what, who, when, and how of exporting, real-time Q&A sessions, opportunities for new products and services, product/service extensions, and feedback in real-time.
  • Coaching sessions focused on Export Growth Strategies for alumni of the Voyager Workshops who require additional intervention
  • Audience-specific presentations to help participants understand benefits, opportunities, and key topics related to navigating exports and export ventures.

For information, please contact the programme coordinator,
Mr. Ryan Nurse, at rnurse@bidc.org or 836-3873.