MoBay Chamber Expo underway at convention centre
Panelists take the stage at the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Expo 2020 on Friday.
The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Expo 2020 kicked off today at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
The three-day expo, which began March 6 and runs from 9 am to 6 pm daily, has close to 100 businesses from western Jamaica registered in what is expected to be the largest staging, according to the expo chairman Damia Dawes-Monthorpe.
“Expo 2020 promises to be an exciting event as we celebrate our 30th anniversary of outstanding Expositions. We are anticipating at least 4500 patrons and we have 100 registered exhibitors who will have an opportunity to build brand awareness of their products and services and improve the recognition of their companies at one of the best and well-established expos in Jamaica,” she said.
“The fact that we are the fastest growing city within the Caribbean, the chamber decided to use the Expo to arm citizens on opportunities in real estate with our Housing Forum.”
The Invest MoBay Housing Forum on Friday is geared towards prospective homeowners and will feature a number of agencies including the Housing Agency of Jamaica and the National Housing Trust.
A number of financial institutions will also be on hand to guide and offer information to attendees.
On Saturday, March 7, the day’s activities include a Car Show and a Pop Up Entertainment Experience from Coral Cliff Gaming Lounge, as well as a secure Kiddies’ Village.
The Expo will close on Sunday, March 8 with a Gospel Extravaganza at 4 pm featuring TVJ’s All Together Sing Champions Hopewell High School, Hearts in Service, Purity Gospel Group & JCDC Champion Ann Marie Laing.
Admission is free for all the expo activities with the exception of the Gospel Extravaganza, with admission $500 for adults and $200 for children.
There will be a complimentary roundtrip shuttle service to the Convention Centre from Pier One.
Throwing support for the 30th Anniversary MBCCI Expo are the Tourism Enhancement Fund, The RJR Gleaner Group, Ascend Innovations, Sandals Resorts, Coral Cliff, Victoria Mutual Building Society and the Housing Agency of Jamaica.