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AMCHAM Jamaica at Haiti Business Conference

Published:Monday | June 22, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Commonwealth Partners co-founder and director, Paul Simpson (right), with president of Haiti, Michel Martelly, at the 'Business Future of the Americas' conference reception at the Karibe Hotel put on by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America & Caribbean in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Monday, June 15.
United States Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White, and Ron McKay, president of the American Chamber of Commerce (Jamaica) smile for the camera.
From left: General Manager Ms Jose Matthijsse, of Heineken; Minister of Tourism for Haiti, Stephanie Villedrouin; and Ron McKay, president of AMCHAM Jamaica, are photographed at the residence of the United States Ambassador to Haiti on Sunday, June 14.
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American Chamber of Commerce (Jamaica) President Ron McKay last week led a high-level members' delegation to Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, for the 'Business Future of the Americas' conference put on by the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America & Caribbean.

Digicel group business development director and AmCham's newly appointed Trade and Invest Committee chairman, Barry O'Brien, noted, "Digicel was delighted to be a sponsor of this regional AmCham event. It is a near-perfect fit with Digicel's desire to encourage direct foreign investment, which is a key component of overall economic growth.

"As Digicel's group business development director, one of my key goals is to encourage investment into all 27 markets in the region in which we operate, and AmCham is a great partner as it covers all our markets and shares the same foreign direct investment goals."

The conference brought together business executives, political leaders, and the leadership of the 24 American Chambers of Commerce from throughout the hemisphere to discuss key challenges facing the region. It also provided a platform for regional dialogue to discuss the main challenges and opportunities of hemispheric integration.

"Several Jamaican business leaders, whose companies are also members of AmCham, are here with us connecting and networking with many regional players. There are many opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to which Jamaica needs investment and we are doing our part in attracting it," McKay said.