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Expo Jamaica to tip the technological scale

Published:Friday | March 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMJody-Anne Lawrence/Staff Reporter
A group of very powerful people. From left: Emanuel DaRosa, president and CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd; Ricardo Nuncio, managing director of Red Stripe; Renee Morrison, head of sales, Digicel; and Andrew Graham, head of operations, Digicel.
EXIM Bank's Seretse Bell and Digicel's Nuncia Meghoo catch up before the formalities.
Marketing Manager of JMA Victoria Cole, caught the attention of our lens in this royal blue dress.
Marketing Manager of the JEA Tamra Thomas (left) with designer Tamia Carey.
Marketing Director of Rumfire White Overproof Rum Christelle Harris adding a bit of flair to the launch.
Digicel's Teesha King in a sizzling red number.
Export Manager at JMA D'Jamila Ward rocks this belted asymmetrical dress like a supermodel.
The woman behind the chocolate lovers haven Chocolate Dreams, Michelle Smith (left), with LASCO’s Catherine Goodall.
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The premiere expo of the region - EXPO Jamaica - is back . This year the Jamaica Manufacturer's Association(JMA)/Jamaica Exporters' Association (JEA) have teamed up with telecommunications giant Digicel, for the 46th instalment of an event that showcases a wide range of Jamaican manufacturers across industries.

At the launch, which took place at Digicel Group's headquarters on Ocean Boulevard in downtown Kingston, President of the JMA Metry Seaga was very happy with the partnership.

"The JMA is ecstatic to be partnering with Digicel to bring a new and innovative approach to an already amazing event," he noted. He continued, "This partnership will bring forth a First-World approach to doing business and ensuring profitability. We look forward to partnering with Digicel."

 

EMBRACING CHANGE

 

Past President of the JEA Marjorie Kennedy spoke on behalf of President Michelle Chong about the importance of this year's expo, which has more synergy with technology.

"With innovation and technology, the speed to achieve and change has accelerated, and it's all too easy to be left behind. Taking this into consideration, we must remain nimble and on our toes, ready to embrace change in a brand new way!"

This is where the collaboration with Digicel becomes the perfect complementary factor. "Using the power of our network, we will show everyone at Expo 2018 how listening to consumers and business customers is enabling us to come up with the right digital technology that transforms the way they buy and sell Jamaican," said Justin Morin, CEO of Digicel Jamaica.

The event, which is scheduled to be held between April 19 and 22 at the National Arena and National Indoor Sports Centre, has already confirmed 353 booths. With the theme, 'Advancing Breakthrough' guests, at the expo should expect an endless array of innovative options to choose from. You can also capture everything in real time as Digicel will be offering free Wi-Fi to customers.

jody-anne.lawrence@gleanerjm.com