Local manufacturers and producers of high quality goods and services along with their products, were recently showcased in western Jamaica, when Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) staged two signature ‘Business to Business’ linkage events.
They were held at the Negril Escape Resort and Spa, on November 30, and at the Sunset Beach Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, on December 1.
Several suppliers and buyers of goods and services in the hospitality and tourism sectors were brought together at the events by JAMPRO, to focus on the needs of the industry and to conclude on mutually satisfying business deals.
Supplier Kevin Earle of Country Suppliers (right) and Shernette Williams of Hedonism Hotel in Negril discuss business possibilities at the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) ‘Business to Business’ linkage event, at the Negril Escape Resort, in Westmoreland.
Vice President of Trade and Business Development at JAMPRO, Delaine Morgan said it was imperative that buyers and suppliers benefit from the corporation’s matchmaking initiatives and gain vital insights into the opportunities that exist in the marketplace.
“This is the essence of our linkage programme, which aims to deepen local linkages along the value chain and increase the absorptive capacity of our investing community to source high quality goods and services produced locally. We at JAMPRO are fully committed to not only attracting foreign investments into Jamaica, but also to ensuring that broader benefits to the domestic economy are achieved,” Ms. Morgan said at the opening ceremony in Montego Bay.
She added that it was through such events that the country as well as business interests can maximise and capitalise on the domestic and foreign investment opportunities that exist through the creation of a strong and sustainable linkage backbone.
“I wish to emphasise the importance of partnerships in our successes. JAMPRO is pleased to be able to have the support of organisations, such as the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA), the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce, the ExIm Bank and the Ministry of Agriculture, in this joint initiative. We believe that through partnerships such as these, we can empower you to achieve not only local, but global success,” Ms. Morgan said.
Meanwhile, Manager for JAMPRO, Western Region, Conrad Robinson told JIS News that he was “very pleased” with the level of support and response from both sellers and buyers.
“We have had a good representation of both suppliers and buyers and from the general feedback that we have received, both parties are happy with the proceedings. We want to recognise and commend one of our sponsors, the Exim Bank for having come on board with JAMPRO, not just in sponsoring the event, but also providing a very important aspect of business development here in Jamaica, which is funding,” Mr. Robinson told JIS News.