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Expo Jamaica starts today!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

1.       WHAT: Expo Jamaica 2014, is Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s largest trade exposition under the theme “The Business Hub of the Caribbean”.

2.       WHO:Hosted jointly by the JMA and the JEA for the past 32 years. Instituted by the JMA, 42 years ago.In collaboration with JAMPRO - Buyer Recruitment partner for Expo Jamaica.

3.     WHEN: Takes place APRIL 3-6. Open to the public from 5:00pm April 4, and from 10:00 am on April 5 and 6. (Officially launched on February 25). Closes at 9 p.m. each day.

4.     WHERE: National Arena, Kingston Jamaica.

5.     COST: Adult $600; Child $200.

6.     HOW: Exhibitors of Jamaican made products only will be on display in the arena. Visitors are invited to visit booths, interact with exhibitors and see the wide array of products made in Jamaica. Buyers will be especially accommodated on “Buyers Days”. Buyer Days will be April 3 - 4 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

7.     WHY: To reinforce the fact that Jamaican manufacturing is very much alive, and to bring to public attention the wide array of quality goods and services that are Made in Jamaica and that are available for local, regional and overseas consumption.

8.     Buyers Recruitment:500+Buyers including representatives from the USA, the UK, Canada, India, Nigeria, Belize, Bermuda, China,Czechoslovakia, Suriname, Antigua, Cayman, St. Kitts, Guyana, Grenada, St. Maarten, Trinidad, St. Lucia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Jamaica, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, St. Martin have registered to attend.


9.       Manufacturing and Export Facts: Contribution to GDP – 8.6%, Employment – 75,000, Contribution to Government Revenue – Approximately J$30B Annually, Manufacturing earned over $US 900 Million in exports.

1  New Features: To The World Platform (opportunity for exhibitors and manufacturers to do product demonstrations); What’s New! What’s Hot! Showcase (display of all your favorite Jamaican products launched in the market since 2012) ; iEat, iTweet, iWin Campaign (consumer social media campaign where consumers can simply see, snap and share their foodie memories for a chance to win amazing sponsor and exhibitor based prizes); Farmer’s Market (your place for the best in fresh produce and ground provision) Digitized Business Matchmaking ( internet-based software platform for exhibitors and buyers to conduct business, schedule meetings and view profiles prior to the show – this is now LIVE) The Hub (Expo Jamaica Buyer’s & Exhibitors’ Fete to kick start the official event. This happens April 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. – 12 a.m.) Experience JamaicaAn invitation for Jamaicans, members of the Diplomatic Corps and international organizations on the island, as well as Jamaicans residing in the diaspora to vacation on the island and get deep discounts of up to 50% from participating tourism stakeholders.

  1. Industries on Display: Art & Craft, Beverages (Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic), Business & Other Services, Chemicals, Construction, Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals, Food & Agro/Fresh Produce/Processed Foods, Furniture & Bedding, Information Technology & Communication, Minerals & Metals, Printing, Packaging & Labelling, Textile & Apparel.
  2. SPONSORS: LIME (Main Sponsor); Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Caribbean Export, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, JAMPRO, Lithographic Printers, National Commercial Bank, Creative Media and Events, Caribbean Airlines and Grace Foods.
1  Other Partners, JHTA Kingston Chapter Members: (The Courtleigh Hotel, Spanish Court Hotel, Knutsford Court Hotel, Jamaica Pegasus, Altamont Court, Hotel Four Seasons, Terra Nova Hotel, Strawberry HillNMIA, VIP Attractions, Galaxy Leisure and Tours, Bob Marley Museum).

1 Media Partners: SportsMax & CEEN TV, RJR Communications Group, CVM, Love FM, Power 106, Nationwide News Network, SunCity and Jamaica Observer (Exclusive Print Media Partner).

1 LIVE STREAM OF EXPOJAMAICA WILL BE SHOWN ON: WWW.EXPOJAMAICA.COM.JM

1  For More Information:

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