JIE delegates feted in the second city
President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, T'Shura Gibbs; businesswoman, Carlene Paula Arscott; Rosh Marketing's Roshan Ramchandani; and Deja Vu's Rajesh Kripalani opened up their homes last week to wine and dine Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) delegates.
The four hosted JIE Dine-Around receptions for approximately 60 local and international delegates at their homes in Ironshore, Rose Hall, Mango Walk and Montego Freeport last Friday night, while exposing visitors to the popular 'Meet the People' concept made famous by the Jamaica Tourist Board.
Serving up Jamaican, Thai-infused and Indian fare, like true ambassadors, the four showed commendable hospitality to their guests, giving those who had never been inside the home of a local the opportunity of a lifetime.
Gibbs, an executive at the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited, hosted her event poolside. Kripalani took his visitors to a new courtyard he had just refurbished. Ramchandani got help from his friends at Mystic Thai, and Arscott pulled for her caterers at the popular The Pelican Restaurant.
Friday was day two of three days of Business2Business meetings and consumer trading staged by the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association.
The first-time event attracted some 120 booths and 100 buyers.