JAMPRO's President, Diane Edwards, on CCTV

Acting on the agency’s mandate to stimulate Jamaican business opportunities in new and emerging markets and the strong interest from China in doing business in Jamaica, The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and a Jamaican delegation attended the China Latin American and Caribbean (China-LAC) Business Summit on September 12-13, 2014 to promote the country’s interests in investment and trade with Chinese entities.

The China-LAC Summit is organised by the Inter-American Development Bank, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and People’s Bank of China with the purpose of connecting Chinese, Latin American and Caribbean executives, policy makers and public officials. With an attendance of over 1,000 people, it was a major forum for identifying trade and investment opportunities between both regions.

At the summit’s TPO Roundtable Meeting, JAMPRO’s President, Diane Edwards, discussed Jamaica’s relationship with China and the importance of developing trade and investment between the two countries.

JAMPRO intends to be proactive in developing China’s business interest in Jamaica and will continue its initiatives to attract Chinese investors and export Jamaican products to this lucrative market. The agency also plans to develop more partnerships with Chinese entities and to generate more investment leads from China.