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  • Persons interested in participating in the ‘Christmas in July’ trade show are invited to apply before the June 17, 2016 deadline.
  • Selection will be made using the following criteria – design and aesthetics, engineering, pricing, marketing and business practice.
  • Product categories that will be displayed and available for purchase at the event include traditional souvenirs of all kinds; corporate, home and decorative accessories; desktop solutions; specialty foods and aromatherapy/spa products.

Persons interested in participating in the ‘Christmas in July’ trade show are invited to apply before the June 17, 2016 deadline.

The application form is accessible at the Ministry of Tourism’s website at www.mot.gov.jm or its partners’ websites: www.jbdc.net; www.jma.com.jm and www.jamaicatradeandinvest.org.

The event seeks to provide Jamaican producers of corporate gift and souvenir products with the opportunity to access a market segment, while adding uniqueness and creativity to their product offerings.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an assessment session, following which an evaluation and final selection will be conducted.

Selection will be made using the following criteria – design and aesthetics, engineering, pricing, marketing and business practice.

The show will be hosted by the Tourism Linkages Hub, with major participation from the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA), Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).

Head of the Tourism Linkages Hub, Carolyn McDonald-Riley, told JIS News that the event is an opportunity for the productive sector to be more profitable, to do more with local products and possibly satisfy some of the demand on the foreign-exchange market and create more jobs.

“We are accommodating these persons to showcase what it is that they have to offer to corporate Jamaica, the tourism industry, the missions and embassies.  Our Ministry (tourism) from time to time visits other countries and every time we leave here, it is an opportunity to showcase Jamaica,” she highlighted.

Product categories that will be displayed and available for purchase at the event include traditional souvenirs of all kinds; corporate, home and decorative accessories; desktop solutions; specialty foods and aromatherapy/spa products.