Fri | Jun 23, 2017

JMA inagural trade show a success

Published:Sunday | June 11, 2017 | 6:00 AMJanet Silvera
From left: Dittie Guise, general manager Montego Bay Convention Centre; with Brian Pengelley and his wife, Lisa-May.
Beauty times two in the form of Sharleen Senior (left) and Kareen Hall.
Bruce Priske poses with Tanya Priske (centre) and Emily Tipton.
The beautiful trio of from left: Judith Derdon,Dollis Campbell and Pernille Fischer Boulter.
Metry Seaga and his wife Nadine (right) joined in a photo by Charmaine Deane.
The Factory's Corporation family from left: Chairman Lyttleton Tanny Shirley; Marketing and Communications Manager Dara Smith; and Managing Director Dr Donald Farquharson.
From left: Martin Miller and his wife Lesley Miller, pose with Mark Birthwright.
From left: Shanice Barrett, Nicholas Pandohie, Mickhel Rhodes, Amanda Watson and Richard Pandohie are all smiles for our lens.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Both the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Pace Band placed the icing on the cake baked by organisers of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE), as the curtains closed on the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association inaugural trade show on Saturday, June 3.

Hilton unveiled a feast fit for a king and Pace upped the ante, creating musical waves that cost them dearly, because when they tried to leave the stage, the party people refused to let them.

Renowned for always captivating their audience, Pace delivered such a scintillating performance, they had the crowd eating out of their hands.

Complemented by mouth-watering food stations scattered across the Sugar Mill Falls venue, the Hilton/Pace combination was a win- win situation, and exactly what the doctor ordered after three days of Business2Business meetings, infused with large crowds buying everything in sight.

A Red Stripe bar in the centre of the party became the official watering hole, while Caribbean Producers Jamaica wines, J Wray and Nephew, Wisynco and Wata, played host to the discerning palate of some 200 guests.

On Saturday afternoon, the count for the biennial event was 200 suppliers and buyers.

Sponsored by GraceKennedy, JAMPRO, the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hilton Rose Hall, Quikanou.com, the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Paramount Jamaica, Flow, Hah-R-Mony Entertainment, RJRGLEANER Communications Group, Stewart's Auto, Secrets Resorts, and Sagicor Bank, JIE has already booked its space for June 2019.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com