Saturday 15 June, 2019

175 buyers now registered for Jamaica International Exhibition

Norman Grant, CEO, Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (left) and Janice Hall, Former Trade Marketing Manager at Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (centre) speak to a  buyer at the 2017 staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE).

Norman Grant, CEO, Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (left) and Janice Hall, Former Trade Marketing Manager at Mavis Bank Coffee Factory (centre) speak to a buyer at the 2017 staging of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE).

A total of 175 buyers have already registered to attend the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) trade show, set for May 30 to June 1 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has reported that buyers have shown steady interest in the event, as Jamaica raises its profile as a place for business and high-quality products, with interests in fresh produce, processed foods and beverages, agriculture, and cosmetics.

JAMPRO expects that 200 buyers will be registered for JIE, which is staged by the Jamaica Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association (JMEA).

In response to the news of buyer interest in the event, Chairman of the JIE’s organising committee, Brian Pengelley said “Our partner, JAMPRO, has done an excellent job in bringing a tremendous cohort of buyers to the table. With the influx of purchasers and growing support from the local business community, all the pieces are in place to establish JIE, and by extension Jamaica as an international trading hub.”

He noted that the JIE is a multi-sectoral all-inclusive event, which will allow buyers to do business with manufacturers and service providers from multiple industries in one location.

He said, “The event brings power professionals together to do business, share ideas, network and access the latest products and technologies as well as creates an ideal momentum for participants to generate profitable returns and new investment leads.”

JAMPRO President, Diane Edwards, said she was encouraging buyers and exhibitors to participate in the event, as it will provide an environment to form business relationships with local and international participants, and linkages with partners across multiple sectors.

“Following on the success of JIE in 2017, JAMPRO is happy to once again collaborate with the JMEA to encourage export and business partnerships at this trade exhibition. The JIE helps to boost Jamaica’s brand as a location for business and shows that we have a thriving manufacturing sector that is ready to compete on a global scale. We will continue our drive to recruit buyers, and we are quite optimistic that JIE 2019 will exceed our previous success,” Edwards said.

The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)’s mission is to drive economic development through growth in investment and export. JAMPRO is an Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

                                           

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