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The Business Year signs MOU with Jampro

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Global media group The Business Year (TBY) has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a research partnership with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO).

The partnership is expected to serve as a key cornerstone for the inaugural edition of TBY's coverage of the Jamaica's economy, 'The Business Year: Jamaica 2018'.

TBY specialises in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across emerging markets. With operations in more than 35 countries, TBY brings first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.

The agreement was signed between Diane Edwards, president of JAMPRO, and Ioana Popa, TBY country manager for Jamaica.


JAMPRO's Strategies


The signing followed an interview with Edwards, in which she outlined JAMPRO's strategies and Jamaica's competitive advantages in exporting Jamaican products and attracting investment.

"JAMPRO is confident in Jamaica and what we have to offer, given our competitiveness in key sectors such as business process outsourcing, tourism, logistics, manufacturing, and agri-business, significant business reforms, especially as it relates to trading across borders, increased local business and consumer confidence, and improvements in macroeconomic indicators," said Edwards.

"We are committed to securing meaningful business opportunities for Jamaica and our partnership with TBY will help to accomplish just that."

Regarding the significance of this partnership, Popa commented: "As a first edition here in Jamaica, TBY is fully committed to presenting to the international corporate segment the opportunities Jamaica offers, and the vibrant, dynamic, and attractive investment destination it is becoming. We are very thankful to be collaborating with JAMPRO, and know that this unique partnership will reassure the business community and leverage TBY's leading position in the country, encouraging them to open their doors and speak about their evolution, successes, and future plans for boosting Jamaica's economy."

The Business Year: Jamaica 2018 will be launched in June 2018 at the Jamaica Investment Forum and will feature about 120 senior executives and government officials across all sectors - obtained through face-to-face interviews - such as Paul Scott, chairman and CEO of the Musson Group; Chris Zacca, chairman and CEO of Sagicor Group Jamaica; Stephen Facey, chairman and CEO of PanJam, and Brian Wynter, governor of the Bank of Jamaica.

TBY will also feature sector analyses, focus articles, and contributions from prestigious international guest speakers discussing bilateral ties with Jamaica. The publication is expected to contribute to the promotion of Jamaica's opportunities to the global investor community and is to be widely distributed, both locally and internationally, at major conferences and investment events.