2019 Jamaica International Exhibition Also Expecting Buyers And Suppliers From The United Kingdom, Europe And China.
The Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters’ Association (JMEA) is gearing up for the staging of the 2019 Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) from May 30 to June 1, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St. James.
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Brian Pengelly, said that 100 exhibitors and well over 150 buyers, locally and overseas, have signed up for the three-day event.
He said that they were expecting to have very good foot traffic to the show, as they have about 80 per cent of Jamaicans as exhibitors, but have exhibitors coming from the Caribbean, the United States and Canada as well.
Buyers and suppliers are also expected from the United Kingdom, Europe and China.
The biennial trade show, first staged in 2017, is being hailed as one of the country’s premier international expos aimed at facilitating the promotion and expansion of local markets to a global audience.
It was born out of a need for local suppliers in agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, construction, information technology and business process outsourcing, among others, to explore untapped international markets.
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), which falls under the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, is a major partner in the staging of the JIE.
President of the JMEA, Metry Seaga, pointed out that the show will also provide a boon for the resort city of Montego Bay as people who would not normally come to Montego Bay are going to come and see the beauty of the place and, hopefully, return as guests.
Mr. Seaga hailed JIE as the premier place to meet, greet and do business.