Export Max II

Export Max II

 

 

Encouraged by initial successes achieved under the Export Max pilot programme, the second installment of JAMPRO’s Export Max programme was launched in October of 2014. 

JAMPRO's Export Max II programme, which culminated in 2017, has resulted in significant gains for participating exporters enlisted in the programme. 

The Export Max programme resulted in 213.4% average growth for the 19 participating companies. All companies are now exporting, and all enterprises have acquired at least one new export market throughout the programme. The new markets spanned the UK, Canada, the US and the Caribbean. As part of market penetration efforts, all 19 companies participated in inward and outward trade missions to promote their products to international buyers. 173 new jobs have also been created due to the companies’ success.

 

The companies participated in business development coaching, productivity audits, trade missions and exhibitions, and received mentorship from business professionals. As a result of Export Max II, some enterprises are implementing improvement in quality standards and improving their packaging and labeling to appeal to international markets. 

Export Max II provided companies with:

  • Company diagnostics/needs assessment
  • Market research support
  • Business/export marketing plan development
  • Facilitation of access to technical assistance and financing 
  • Individualised coaching in financial and records management
  • Quality standards development (e.g. HACCP, ISO9000)
  • Business matchmaking
  • Facilitation of access to services of partner agencies
  • Support for participation in export promotion activities including trade missions and trade shows
  • Capacity building training through targeted workshops and seminars
Under the Export Max II programme companies were facilitated in accessing mentorship support and individualised business coaching, capacity building training, productivity audits and market penetration support. The programme received support through strategic partnerships established with private and public sector entities including the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Jamaica Productivity Centre, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, HEART Trust/NT A and Bank of

Nova Scotia Jamaica (BNS).

Export Max firms have participated in the following JAMPRO-led export market penetration initiatives:

1.       Caribbean Market Mission 2017 (Barbados, Trinidad, and The Bahamas)

2.    Road Show USA – Florida, EG Wellness Brands, Grace Agro Processors, Carita

3.       Road Show USA – Houston and Atlanta, EG Wellness Brand, Carita

4.       EXPOCOMER 2015 – Panama, Grace Agro Processors, EG Wellness Brands,

5.       FIHAV 2015 – Cuba, Free Form Factory, Ansel Development

6.       Haiti Trade Mission 2015 - Boss Furniture

7.       LAC Flavors 2015- Paraguay, Patwa Apparel (10 Fyah Side), EG Wellness Brands

8.       2015 Trade Mission to Canada – Carita, EG Wellness Brands

9.       2016 Trade Mission to Canada - Carita

10.       ICEF North America Workshop (2015) – Miami, University College of the Caribbean

11.   Road Show USA: New York, Carita, Grace Agro Processors

12.   Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) – The Cayman Islands, Carita

 

Other initiatives under the Export Max programme:

-       Branding, Packaging & Labelling Consultancy

-       Business Coaching Consultancy/Action Coach

-       Productivity Improvement Initiative/ Jamaica Productivity Centre

-       Mentorship

-       Strategic Planning

-       Export Marketing Strategy

-       Business Development

-       Access to Financing

-       Market Intelligence

-       Inward Missions

-       Capacity Building Training

-       Website Development

-       New Product Development