2015 Jamaica Investment Forum focused on bankable projects

JAMPRO Headquarters in Kingston


KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Jamaica’s trade and investment agency, is putting the finishing touches to the 2015 Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), which is slated for the Montego Bay Convention Centre from March 10 to 12.

JIF is the island’s premier international investment and business conference, designed for eager investors and business executives who want to discover business opportunities and industry developments, learn about alternative emerging opportunities and discuss Jamaica’s business climate.

The Forum will see executive-level representatives from 90 organisations, including: Aegis; The Unipharm Group; CEMEX; Accor Hotels & Resort; Apple Leisure Group; Melia Hotels International and The Wyndham Hotel Group. While most of the investors are out of North America, there are also registered investors coming out of Pakistan, Turkey, China, India, Spain, France, and United Kingdom.

JIF 2012 has so far generated 2,000 jobs, and progressed over US$500 million worth of projects.

JAMPRO President and CEO, Diane Edwards pointed out though that compared to the 2012 Forum, the 2015 Forum is much more focused on marketable or bankable projects.

“We have undertaken a broad consultation with public and private sector to identify collaboration opportunities for PPP, sale, lease, and joint venture. We have also undertaken direct targeting of investors for these projects. On top of that, we have over a US$1 billion worth of projects on show for investors,” she said.

Published Date: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015