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  • Minister Hylton has welcomed this year’s second staging of the Wealth Auto Show, being staged by Creative Media and Events, on July 19 and 20, in Montego Bay.
  • Mr. Hylton said the event is representative of entrepreneurship and about “our people raising the level and standard of what we do and how we do it.”
  • Mr. Hylton said the show’s concept and staging in Montego Bay is not only a demonstration of the power of marketing, but shows that Creative Media and Events management is constantly thinking outside of the box.

Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister, Hon. Anthony Hylton, has welcomed this year’s second staging of the Wealth Auto Show, being staged by Creative Media and Events, on July 19 and 20, in Montego Bay.

Speaking at the show’s media launch at Adam and Eve Spa, New Kingston, on July 8, Mr. Hylton said the event is representative of entrepreneurship and about “our people raising the level and standard of what we do and how we do it.”

“My ministry supports the raising of standards (and) supports micro level entrepreneurial activities, because ultimately, that is what is going to make for a dynamic economy,” he argued.

Mr. Hylton said the show’s concept and staging in Montego Bay is not only a demonstration of the power of marketing, but shows that Creative Media and Events management is constantly thinking outside of the box.

“Today, the Jamaican automotive industry is far more sophisticated than it was not so long ago. We have over 20 certified new car dealers, offering a greater variety of vehicles to suit varying customer needs, tastes and income levels. The Wealth Auto Show takes the matter of choice to a higher level, allowing different dealers to showcase their offerings, all in one place,” he noted.

The Minister pointed out that “great strides” have been made in positioning Jamaica as a competitive and a logistics-centred economy, through the creation of a favourable marketplace to facilitate investments and support business development.

“It is my hope that the development of the logistics hub will encourage automotive companies which assemble vehicles, to (make) vehicles that are destined for consumer markets across the Americas, on this island. Micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) must, therefore, build their capabilities and capacities in order that they are positioned to support the needs associated with the industry,” Mr. Hylton said.

To this end, the Minister said he envisages a “bright future” for the Wealth Auto Show, “and a bright future for Jamaica, as we move towards a logistics-centred economy.”