Diaspora conference facilitated 240 business meetings – Trade MinistryFriday, June 21, 2013
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JIS) -- Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Arnaldo Brown, has reported that 240 business meetings were facilitated at the 5th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference held in Montego Bay St James.
Brown said that several investments will be coming into the country as a result of the links made at the three-day event, which ended on June 19 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
“The 240 meetings were facilitated among 14 investors on 30 local projects. That is significant. Out of that, seven investors indicated that they were desirous of making equity investments in 17 projects, and have requested additional information from these project owners,” the State Minister said at the closing ceremony.
“JAMPRO is going to follow-up with these (prospective investors), and the country will hear more about the investments. The future of Jamaica is extremely bright,” Brown added.
He noted that some 600 delegates attended the conference, and reiterated that Jamaicans overseas are committed to their country. “The important story is not the size of the conference, it is the commitment of Jamaicans to Jamaica,” Brown said.