The most prestigious B2B trade fair in Suriname is gearing up for its 6th edition! Organizer UnitedNews.sr, the leading business and economic news website in Suriname, will present the country’s largest business event on March 8, 9, and 10, 2024.

Why participate in the UNITED Business Fair 2024?

By participating in UNITED Business Fair 2024, you are guaranteed direct contact with your target audience(s). Business UNITED invites 10,000 business people through exhibitors and their extensive network. Previous editions have shown that an impressive 84% of the guests visit the fair. Each exhibitor also receives 75 V.I.P. tickets to distribute among direct and indirect business relations.

What can you expect at the fair?

The UNITED Business Fair will showcase the latest developments in Suriname on an international level:

  • Developments in Oil & Gas with a focus on local content.
  • Tourism developments from both the private and public sectors.
  • Capitalization of carbon credits.
  • Progress in the area of ‘Ease of doing business’, including firsts such as the introduction of electric cars and mopeds in Suriname.
  • Everything about Artificial Intelligence, and how businesses can benefit from it.

UNITED Business Fair 5 floor plan

Ten participating sectors:

  • Energy / Finance / Tourism / Real Estate / Transport / ICT / Environment / Fashion / Culinary / Education

What does participation in UNITED Business Fair 2024 offer?

For an all-inclusive price of USD 1,500, you will receive, among other things:

  • Truss wall 2m x 3m
  • Printed banner 2m x 3m
  • Spotlight plus 1 power outlet
  • 1 display (counter) for a poster
  • 1 ‘partition’ palm or plant
  • 2 bar stools
  • 75 V.I.P. plastic cards per exhibitor
  • Advertorial and banner ads on UnitedNews and its social media channels
  • Live interview via STVS
  • Business registration in the Suriname Business Directory on three platforms: UnitedNews.sr / UNITED BusinessApp / UNITED Magazine

Seminar program:

During the three days of the fair, a total of 8 seminars will take place, each with a specific theme: Tourism, Finance, Brand Management at Events, Local Content for SMEs, and Artificial Intelligence for Businesses. The seminars will be held from 9:00 am to 17:00 hr and will each accommodate 90 participants.

Program March 8, 2024, Suriname Energy Chamber:



UNITED Business Fair 2024 – Seminar: Local Content Development for Economic Growth

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration and Networking

Registration and networking opportunities.

9:00 – 9:45 am: Opening Ceremony

Welcome address and introduction of the theme.

9:45 – 10:30 am: Keynote Speech

Government strategies and policies aimed at Local Content Policy (15 min Q&A)

10:30 – 11:15 am: Panel Discussion – Policy and Regulations within Local Content Development. Opportunities and threats for Surinamese companies.

11:15 – 11:30 am: B2B Networking Break

Participants engage in discussions and networking opportunities.

11:30 – 12:15 pm: Industry Overview – Commitment of major oil companies to the development of Local Content Development. (Total Energy)

12:15 – 13:15 hr: Lunch Break

Participants have a networking lunch with focused discussions on tangible actions for the concretization of local content development.

13:15 – 14:00 hr: Case Studies – Successful Implementation of LC in the Private Sector. (Staatsolie)

14:00 – 14:45 hr: Panel Discussion – Collaboration and Joint Ventures.

14:45 – 15:00 hr: Networking Break

15:00 – 15:45 hr: 3 Interactive Workshops

Saturday, March 9:

9:00 – 10:30 am: Tourism | ‘Matawai Liba’ project Boven Saramaccarivier, Development of Community Based Tourism

11:00 – 12:30 hr: Hakrinbank

13:30 – 15:00 hr: Branding | How to increase the value of your brand through events?

15:30 – 17:30 hr: Doing business with Brazil | Apex

Sunday, March 10:

10:00 – 11:30 am: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) | Sabajo, the Surinamese Bot for detecting leaks in all business processes

12:00 – 13:30 hr: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) | For accountants


14:00 – 15:30 hr: Implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) | For businesses

Opening Hours:

The UNITED Business Fair starts at 17:00 hr and ends at 23:00 hr each day.

Business Drinks with themes welcome visitors until midnight.


  • Ballroom Prince: 77 exhibitors on marble floor, A1 lighting, various bars
  • Cooled exhibition tent: 60 exhibitors in a luxurious setting.
  • Commewijnestraat: 25 exhibitors divided over a Restaurant Village, Luxury Cars and Agriculture.
  • Jacana Amazon Wellness Resort: For tourism resorts, hotels, and seminars.

Video of the last fair held in 2018

 Register now

We already have 143 registered companies, and space for exactly 7 more companies.

You can register via the following link: https://unitednews.sr/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/UBF-2024-Inschrijfformulier-incl.-Alg-Voorw-2024.pdf

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