JHTA, Partners, To Host Networking Event

Kingston, Jan. 14, 2015:
The Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) is collaborating with several public and private sector partners to strengthen linkages between the tourism industry and local manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the sector.

The initiative is a "Speed Networking Event" to be presented by the JHTA and joint hosts, the Ministry of Tourism & Entertainment, the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, the Rural Agricultural Development Authority and the Jamaica Business Development Corporation. Sandals Resorts International is a sponsor.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Half Moon Resort, will help participants "hit the ground running in 2015" as they make contacts and negotiate business contracts, JHTA President, Nicola Madden-Greig has said.

Noting that the JHTA and Jamaica Tourist Board-hosted annual tourism industry marketplace, Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEx) has for the past three years welcomed exhibitors from the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Mrs. Madden-Greig said that "the Speed Networking Event will complement that opportunity".

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