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Canadian trade delegation for Build Expo & Conference

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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ROSE HALL, St James — Several Canadian companies and resource personnel have been confirmed as part of a trade delegation to attend the second staging of Build Expo & Conference at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, which begins tomorrow and ends on Monday.

The delegation will be led by Richard York, senior trade commissioner at the High Commission of Canada in Jamaica, and includes architects, engineers and project managers, as well companies currently operating in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

“Canada's history and friendship with Jamaica is strong and abiding. We have long-standing trade links, we belong to many of the same regional and international institutions and we share countless personal ties. We are happy for this opportunity to partner on this important event and to welcome a large Canadian delegation of companies to build on the success of the inaugural event,” said York.

“Canadian infrastructure industry is an important knowledge-based industry with state-of-the-art technology and global experience. We have a lot to offer in areas such as power infrastructure, clean energies, transportation, and green building. The high commission is therefore pleased to bring Canadian participants to the show to learn about opportunities and to work and partner with institutions in Jamaica.”

The delegation will be seeking to partner in areas such as project management, specialised construction in educational, health, power generation facilities and special emphasis on 'green building' technologies, as well.

Chairman and founder of Build Expo & Conference, Dwight Crawford, expressed his appreciation for the initiative.

“Build Expo & Conference is pleased to attract the participation of the Canadian Government; they have significant advances in providing essential infrastructures which deliver better standards of living and life expectancy whilst having low environmental impact. The Caribbean has many sources of renewable energy, solar and wind being the biggest, and it will be a goal of ours to see Canadian, Jamaican and countries in the region sharing ideas and technologies with the objective of using more renewables, resulting in the Caribbean aggressively participating in the fight against global warming and climate change,” stated Crawford.

“We have demonstrated that we are a gateway for companies to network, trade and invest in this massive regional build and construction industry. We are confident that Canada's participation will be a great benefit to the event and will bolster our objectives for Jamaica and the region.”

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