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Expo 2016 on course with FLOW

Published:Wednesday | March 23, 2016 | 3:00 AM
From left: Donovan White, vice president - sales CW Business, Michelle Chong, newly elected president of Jamaica Exporter's Association; Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries and  Metry Seaga, president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association, are captured in conversation. 
Aswad Morgan (left), co-chairman of the Expo Jamaica 2016 organising committee, accepts a symbolic cheque for just over $6 million dollars from Donovan White, vice-president of sales, CW Business, during the media launch held on March 10.
FLOW’s Managing Director, Garry Sinclair has a warm embrace for Kamina Johnson Smith, minister of foreign affairs and foreign trade.
From left: Diane Edwards, president of JAMPRO; Kim Lee, head of channel marketing and sponsorships at FLOW; and Sandra Glasgow, consultant general manager at the Jamaica Exporters’ Association, pose for the camera at the Expo Jamaica launch.
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The Jamaica Manufacturers' Association and the Jamaica Exporters' Association's biennial Expo Jamaica has received a major boost for the 2016 staging with the addition of telecommunications firm FLOW as title sponsor. On board to the tune of $6 million in cash and kind, FLOW's partnership is an indication of the Expo's mission to represent the best that Jamaican businesses have to offer.

Garfield Sinclair, CEO of FLOW, said the company is delighted to once again be a partner on this excellent initiative, which showcases the best of the Jamaican industry. "This is our fourth year of sponsorship to a sector for which we've been the telecommunications linchpin, both locally and internationally. If it's 'mission critical', C&W Business has always been the telecoms partner of choice for Jamaican business. We look forward to this year's expo, which will no doubt deliver more productive connections between our local industries and their prospective markets," Sinclair said.

Through C&W Business, FLOW will be providing 100Mbps Wi-Fi capacity for public access at multiple locations and all ADSL, landline and PBX equipment for the expo secretariat and buyers' areas. Additionally, the provision of the exhibitors' entire technology infrastructure will create a resilient business support platform throughout the staging.

The 2016 event will facilitate a significant expansion of the offerings to both local and international buyers and sellers, with the staging of the expo inside the National Indoors Sports Centre.