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Stakeholders fêted at MoBay Expo 2020 cocktail reception

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce executives (from left) Julian Palmer, Gloria Henry, Edward Foster, Gabrielle Lee, Karlene Maye, Damia Monthrope and Angella Whiter.
President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Janet Silvera accepts a branded shirt from the Reggae Boyz team and their management at the ATL Sandals cocktail reception for the chamber’s Expo 2020 promotion.
From left: Sixt Rent A Car’s Nadine Spence, National Solid Waste Management Authority’s Nordia Barrett and Don Brooks.
From left: Tanesha Roberts, National Commercial Bank; Damia Monthrope, chairman of Expo; Julian Palmer, MBJ Airports Limited; Conrad Robinson, JAMPRO; and Jheanelle Jackson of NCB at the ATL Sandals cocktail reception for the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Expo 2020 promotion.
Stooping is Honda’s David Mullings, with (from left) Aldane Dawkins, VMBS; Karlene Lindo, insurance and finance specialist, ATL Automotive; Andel Phillips, VMBS; Racquel Collins, Approved Preowned ATL; and Ryan Kerr of Kia Sales.

Business interests and stakeholders were hosted by Sandals and sister company ATL Automotive at their Bogue City Centre plant in Montego Bay recently.

The event, staged in collaboration with the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), was aimed at sensitising the city on the upcoming 30th anniversary of MoBay Expo, which will be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre from March 6-8, 2020.

With six months to get the word out, the MBCCI expo chairman, attorney-at-law Damia Monthrope, used the opportunity to host the Reggae Boyz, who were visiting the city at the same time.

Monthrope, who is third vice-president of the chamber, has always said the organisation stands ready to discuss whatever it takes to restore the city to its lofty heights and to create a business environment that is investor-friendly.

“This is why we have added the affordable housing solution segment to the expo. It is aimed at attracting prospective investors in the real estate sector,” Monthrope said.

She also announced that the three-day event had already received sponsorship commitment from the Tourism Enhancement Fund, Ascend Innovations, Ward’s Power Tools, Housing Agency of Jamaica and Sandals.