JAMPRO targets Diaspora for Investments at Conference


The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will be seeking investors for local projects at the 2017 Jamaica Diaspora Conference, currently being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston. 

The agency said it has partnered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade to engage the Diaspora, promote new and traditional sectors in business, and enable Jamaica's growth opportunities for community and economic development.

In a press release today, JAMPRO said the company is seeking to connect with members of the Jamaican diaspora who have excelled in various fields at the event and will be speaking to attendees who are interested in doing business in Jamaica.
The agency said it will also host a Business Round Table on July 25 to discuss business opportunities for Diaspora members returning to Jamaica.

The agency intends to generate investment and trade interest in the Diaspora community by connecting them to key local players and introducing them to diverse trade and investment projects. 

Meetings and site visits will be facilitated to give business professionals and entrepreneurs a chance to see what Jamaica has to offer, the release added. 

Meanwhile, JAMPRO President Diane Edwards said the Agency has been engaging members of the Diaspora for investment and export opportunities on a sustained basis.   

She explained that JAMPRO was keen on connecting the diaspora to viable options for success in Jamaica, and building relationships with those who are interested in bringing more business to Jamaica.

 "Many of Jamaica's most successful and innovative companies are started by members of the diaspora who have returned home full time or looked for projects to support through investment. We want to encourage more members of the diaspora to take this route, and realise that Jamaica has more to offer than they have previously thought, including opportunities to innovate, share knowledge and build the economy, " she said.

Jamaica Observer
Published Date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017