The Eco-Marketplace Expo and Conservation Issue Launch

by McNab Editorial Team

If you missed this special day of the Eco Expo, here’s a recap of what happened.

All about the Launch of the Conservation Issue

On August 28, 2019, Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle held a magazine launch at the Best Western Plus, Belize Biltmore Plaza for the release of its 7th Issue: The Conservation Issue. This new issue takes readers on an Eco-friendly Adventure around Belize. The magazine, highlighting conservation, sustainability and eco-trends throughout Belize, became available in both print and online.

The day started off with the reveal of the Conservation Issue which took place at 10 am at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The seats were filled with invited guests anticipating the reveal of the cover. Kyle Montero, an outreach program assistant at Oceana, was the master of ceremonies who introduced the first speaker, Mrs. Tanya McNab Fields, creative director of McNab Visual Strategies. She gave the welcome address and of course, welcomed everyone to the launch. She also explained more about what CC+L is about and the new updates to look out for. Along with the release of the new issue, they introduced the update of the website and the logo. Check out our new and improved homepage!

After giving the welcome address, Ms. Janelle Chanona, President of Oceana, spoke about Conservation in Belize, why it is important and how Belize is growing in conservation. Another guest speaker was Jesse Robinson, Executive director of Getch Foundation. He gave his remarks on conservation as well as on why they decided to support other conservation groups in Belize. They all are doing a great part in trying to grow Belize as a country that is all about conservation and we admire their contribution to our society.

The release of the Conservation Issue!

After hearing the lovely speeches from our wonderful speakers, the magazine cover was finally revealed. Louise Roe, Tanya McNab Fields, Janelle Chanona and Jesse Robinson assisted in uncovering the new cover. The invited guest eyes lighted up as they saw the new cover.
Louise Roe, Caribbean Culture and Lifestyle lead brand manager, then ended the launch by giving the closing remarks.

The cover of the conservation issue was shot at Moho Caye, an island that is working towards being plastic free by 2020. The photographer that took this amazing shot was Leonardo Melendez.

Wondering what’s inside?

Since the theme is conservation, our main focus was to have the content related to the theme. Inside, you can find many amazing articles and stories of people and organizations that are doing their part in conserving Belize. You can find tips on how to go green and protect the environment if you need guidance in changing your habits. Read on how organizations like fish right eat right, fragments of hope, Belize Ocean Club, and others that are putting an effort into being sustainable and protecting the environment. Read on the Garbutt brothers who are fishing sustainably and other articles on the best practices of fishing. There are so much more spectacular articles that you can find in this new edition that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on.

The Eco-Marketplace Expo

After the spectacular launch, an eco-marketplace Expo was held to compliment the release of the Conservation Issue.

Hosted by McNab Visual Strategies, the first of its kind for the brand, the expo brought together organic and environmentally friendly product providers, innovators and services from various industries to share their products.

Energy savings and management, water solutions, plastic straw and food-service alternatives, school and cleaning supplies, and even the fashion industry were in the expo! Wholesalers, retailers and Belize’s most prominent conservation organizations were also there. In total, 17 exhibitors were there and we can’t go on without thanking each one for their participation because without them, the event wouldn’t be possible.

Moreover, the Expo was a successful event with over 400 guests who came to see what the hoopla was about. Many of them left the room happy with what they learnt and with the gifts that they received. Many lucky winners went home with prizes from the exhibitors that were raffled every hour.
Finally, a big thank you to all that came out to support McNab Visual’s first ever Eco-Marketplace Expo.

Thank you from the McNab Visual Team

Written by: CC+L editorial team
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