Preparing is in high gear as the Travel and leisure Linkages Network, a division from the Jamaica Ministry of Tourism, works on to stage its fourth “ Tourism Linkages Speed Networking Occasion, ” with the hopes of acquiring more investment in the sector. The particular business-to-business networking event will take place upon March 29, 2017 at the Hilton Rose Hall Hotel & Health spa in Montego Bay and will view the participation of several investors.
The unique event is a range topping initiative of the Tourism Linkages System and its partners; the Jamaica Resort and Tourist Association (JHTA); the particular Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA); Non-urban Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) along with other entities.
The opportunity is one that the Jamaica Minister associated with Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, will be proud of as he believes it is critical to the particular Ministry’ s ongoing efforts in order to deepen linkages between tourism along with other sectors.
“ We are heartened by the progress and development of the Speed Networking event through the years. Last year we had nearly 200 individuals and we are hopeful that we will certainly surpass that figure based on the registrations we have pouring in. This event is a crucial way to promote economic growth for that nation while still ensuring that a lot more Jamaicans benefit from this great sector, ” said Minister Bartlett.
Much like speed dating, based on their own scheduled appointments, it will see sector executives being seated, while providers of goods and services used in the particular tourism sector will move around to talk about business opportunities then negotiate contracts within 15-minute intervals.
“ We will be following the usual format yet this year we are also going to end up being inviting a group of investors to come in order to Jamaica for the event, so they can observe some of what we have to offer. These traders are persons who are already wanting to of setting up business in Jamaica or have already broken ground within the island, ” said Project Supervisor of the Tourism Linkages Network, Carolyn McDonald-Riley.
Participants previously have included suppliers of: create, toiletries and guest amenities, chemical substances and cleaning products, cosmetic plus spa products, furniture, bedding, as well as beverage, uniforms, printing and product packaging, training, ICT goods and services, electrical solutions, meat and fresh produce.
This year, the linkages system has announced that these offerings is going to be expanded to increase the impact from the event.
“ We now have invited a wider variety of people who we believe can bring brand new and dynamic products to the field such as: architects, videographers, photographers, ambulance services and nanny services. We now have also ensured that all our systems are represented. So , you will also notice participants from Sports and Enjoyment, Gastronomy, Shopping, Knowledge, Health and Wellness; and also Manufacturing and Agriculture sectors within attendance, ” explained McDonald-Riley.
Interested parties are being inquired to contact the JMA at 922-8880-3 or the Tourism Linkages Network with 920-4926-30 for more information.
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