Buyers descend on MoBay for inaugural international exhibition
Dozens of buyers and suppliers have gathered in the western city of Montego Bay, St James for the inaugural Jamaica International Exhibition at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.
More than 170 buyers and suppliers from some eleven countries in North America, Europe and the Caribbean region have been visiting the 120 booths set up at the centre.
The exhibitors are drawn from the fields of tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, business process outsourcing, fashion and designs, construction, and agriculture.
The three-day event, organised by the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA), culminates on Saturday.
"Jamaica is a great place to conduct business, it’s a great place to make investments, and it is a great place to form strategic partnerships and alliances," said JMA president, Metry Seaga.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has challenged local operators to seek new frontiers, especially in Latin America.
"Our market is just not at the point that our businesses can grow exclusively from our market," said Holness.
"We need to expand, so I endorse this, I am here because I want to see our business people step outside of Jamaica."