Jampro targets buyers for Expo Jamaica 2020


Jampro targets buyers for Expo Jamaica 2020

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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Jamaica Promotions Corporation (Jampro) President Diane Edwards, says the agency aims to attract some 530 buyers to Expo Jamaica this year to do business with over 250 Jamaican manufacturers and service providers.

“Export is a competitive business. Therefore, a platform like Expo Jamaica is extremely valuable to our local companies as it enables them to promote themselves to thousands of business personnel and also to unearth major business opportunities for expansion, locally and across the globe. We are pleased to see this event's positive trajectory and consistent improvement over the years, and we look forward to building on our collaboration with the JMEA (Jamaica Manufacturers and Exports Association) as we work together to bring Brand Jamaica to the world,” the president said.

“Local buyers, such as hotels and restaurants continue to support Expo Jamaica and procure local products for their businesses. This is an excellent trend as we seek to decrease the import of products and services that can be secured in the island,” she continued.

She further added that companies from emerging industries such as animation, castor oil, and cannabis-based industries are a strong draw for international buyers, who are interested in viewing new and innovative products and services.

According to Jampro, more than 350 buyers from 21 countries have already expressed strong interest in participating in the event, which will be hosted by the JMEA.

Expo Jamaica, the Caribbean's premier trade exhibition, will be held on April 30 - May 3.

Expo Jamaica has been on a mission to expand the trade exhibition. An event renewal effort spearheaded by the JMEA, has led to the addition of more space at the National Indoor Sports Centre, and the inclusion of additional industries and services through initiatives like the Jamaica Emerging Manufacturers and Services (JEMS) village. JEMS features companies in sectors such as nutraceuticals, jewellery, animation and robotics, and services.

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