EIGHT excited and talented individuals are preparing for the Pacific Trade Fair scheduled to be held in Noumea at the beginning of next month.
One of the participants, popular local hip-hop artist and occasional poetry slammer Dave Lavaki said saying the trade show was a great initiative for the Pacific
"It's just a major outdoor trade market where different people from all over the Pacific region come together to showcase and represent their country, it's exciting," Mr Lavaki said.
He said the Oceania Centre for Creative Arts was approached by the French Embassy's Cooperation and Cultural Action Counselor, Dennis Decraene, to represent Fiji in Noumea.
The team of eight consists of dancers, visual artists and hip hop artists — six from the Oceania Centre for Creative Arts and two who have been sourced from outside the Oceania Centre.
"Considering we only found out about this a month ago, the preparations are going really well. We've been doing some intense rehearsals, particularly for the meke performance.
"It's not easy moving outside of our comfort zones so this is a bit different, but it's all an experience," he said.
The trade show, which is scheduled to commence on October 4, is expected to host 25,000 people to the different cultures and talents the Pacific region has to offer.