JIS News

MIAMI — Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be leading a trade delegation to South Florida later this month for the fourth bi-annual Jamaican Business Expo organised by the Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce (JAUSACC).

The two-day event, slated for the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Dania, Florida from May 20 to 21, will see Jamaican business showcasing their goods and services to the South Florida community, including business interests. 

Activities get underway on Friday (May 20) with an awards luncheon, followed by the launch of the business expo. The guest speaker at the luncheon will be President of the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ), Joseph M. Matalon.

This year, JAUSACC Milestone Awards will be presented in the areas of arts and culture, hospitality, and international trade.  Honorees will include the Jamaica Folk Revue, Jamaica Tourist Board, and SeaFreight Agencies.

On Saturday (May 21) the Chamber will continue its schedule of activities with a trade forum breakfast featuring a panel discussion on ‘How to invest in Jamaica’. The panelists will include representatives from the National Land Agency (NLA), JAMPRO, Enterprise Florida and LaParkan Shipping. 

The afternoon programme includes a real estate workshop, which will provide information on purchasing a home and mortgage financing in Jamaica; and foreclosures, short sales and modifications in Florida.  Presenters will include representatives from the Caribbean Bar Association (CBA), Victoria Mutual Building Society (VMBS), Strategic Debt Solutions, Crichton Mullings & Associates, and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Registration is required for the luncheon, trade forum breakfast and the real estate workshop, while the expo is free and open to the public.

The Jamaican Business Expo seeks to provide opportunities for Jamaican-based businesses to exhibit their products obtain sales leads and develop partnering relationships with United States interests.

Launched in 2004, JAUSACC is a not-for-profit organisation committed to the creation of trade opportunities for its members and the strengthening of national, regional, and international commercial relationships between the United States and Jamaica.

 

By CHERYL WYNTER, JIS INFORMATION ATTACHE