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Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo almost here

Published:Friday | September 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Corporate Interior International’s Winston Barrett poses with Sagicor’s Stephanie Vassell and Donovan Perkins at the Sagicor cocktail reception.
Bioprist’s Dr Guna Muppuri (left) and Sagicor’s Michael Willacy exchanging digits at the Sagicor cocktail reception at the Hilton Rose Hall last Thursday night.
Sagicor’s Terise Kettle chats with Scotiabank’s André Thompson.
Birthday girls! UWI Western Jamaica Campus’ Inderia Adjudah (left) and Rhodes Hall Plantation’s Hyacinth Shakes-Warren share lens time.
Real Mystic Transportation’s Karen Bowen (left) and Sagicor’s Claire Palmer pause their conversation for a photo.
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WESTERN BUREAU:

The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) held the final of three promotional cocktail events for its upcoming Expo 2015 at the Hilton Rose Hall last Thursday night.

Hosted by Sagicor Bank CEO Donovan Perkins and his team, the event attracted the largest turnout of the three events.

Perkins, welcoming the business community to the Hilton Rose Hall- one of four hotels in the Sagicor Group - revealed plans for a 2016 expansion of the plant, which he described as an investment that will create more jobs for the parish of St James.

"So many exciting things are happening in and around Montego Bay, and we are proud of these developments," he said, adding that Sagicor was happy to be part of the growing community.

Perkins added that Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, the company's signature event, selected the Cornwall Regional Hospital as this year's major beneficiary.

 

MUCH-NEEDED EQUIPMENT

 

"We are providing more than $16 million to purchase much-needed equipment for the neonatal ward at Cornwall," he told the gathering, underscoring the fact that the city's future was dependent on healthy children.

Expo 2015, of which Sagicor is a sponsor, will be held October 9-11 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

Tagged 'Inspire, Create ... Next Generation', MBCCI President Gloria Henry said her team is working to attract record patrons at the 2015 staging of the biennial event.

"This trade show is a tried, tested and proven medium for businesses to showcase the best of goods and services," she stated.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com