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Governor-General, His Excellency, the Most Hon. Professor Kenneth Hall, has endorsed the upcoming International Trade Expo, noting that the show was an excellent way of showcasing Jamaica to the rest of the world.
“The expo is important for our country as it is the largest international conference to be held in Jamaica and is expected to expand considerably, the market and demand for Jamaican goods and services. At the same time, the expo will foster the strengthening of existing relations with other countries,” he stated.
Professor Hall was speaking at a ceremony held recently at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston, to present the Governor-General’s trophy to the Consular Corps of Jamaica, for its role in organizing the event.
The fifth staging of the expo, which is slated for Emancipation Park in Kingston from October 6-10, is aimed at forging bilateral cultural and trade links between Jamaica and the rest of the world.
Professor Hall noted that the wide range of goods and services that would be on display, would serve to “update investors on investment and trade opportunities in Jamaica. It will provide these persons and groups with information on novel and innovated ways to increase economic co-operation at the bi-lateral level”.
He noted that with trade liberalization and technological advances, Jamaica and the wider region, could gain from “strengthening our links across the globe”.
“This expo will provide an opportunity to expose our commonalities, our political, social, cultural similarities and to build stronger relationships based on common values and attitudes,” he elaborated.
He pointed out that this expo would also help to redefine Kingston as a major tourist destination. “The expo is indeed an impressive accomplishment for Jamaica and we will no doubt develop international cooperation between Jamaican businesses and foreign companies and re-establish Kingston as a prime tourist and business destination,” he added.
The International Trade Expo will be held under the theme: ‘Sustainable development through trade’.