The TT American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) is hosting a virtual trade mission to the metaverse in the US state of Illinois on April 13.
In a statement, Amcham said 16 businesses from the local TT business community will benefit from the trade mission, which will provide opportunities for export promotion and investment with the US state.
He said the mission will also provide opportunities for businesses to promote and expand their products and services, gain valuable market insights, grow their customer base and expand their audience through informative and engaging conversations. with potential buyers and partners thanks to the new technologies available in the metaverse.
Amcham CEO Nirad Tewarie said digital tools are increasingly enabling people’s daily activities.
“We are spending more of our lives in digital spaces with hybrid offices, video-based education and online social communities forming the basis of most of our interactions and communications. In our efforts to promote and build the local technology ecosystem, Amcham TT is committed to using new technologies available to increase business competitiveness and encourage trade and other opportunities for growth and development in the TT.
He said the organization is very happy that the platform was developed by one of its local TT members. Amcham engaged local boutique, external development and video game studio Coded Arts to build and design the virtual platform used for the trade mission.
“Through this technology, our companies will have direct and easy access to potential international investors and business opportunities with leading companies operating in Illinois, USA to expand their networks of buyers, suppliers and contacts. . Although this is a first step and a basic foray into the metaverse, exploring future opportunities in the metaverse could create a large-scale industrial workspace for companies to improve operations. business and communications, drive investment and advance interactions using augmented reality devices that help users interact with items in a virtual reality space, the same way they would in the real world which is cheaper, faster and takes less time.
Tewarie said the platform will allow companies and attendees to watch live or on-demand presentations and connect with investors through online chats.
Meanwhile, state-of-the-art 3D designs and fully interactive virtual booths are provided to each company or supplier to showcase their products and services.
Amcham said the mission caught the attention of sectors with export potential in food and beverage, automotive, fintech, education and digital-related products.
Interested companies can register to participate in the trade mission through the website at https://www.trinidadtobagotrademission.com.