TBY signs MoU with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)


The Business Year (TBY) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a research partnership with the Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). This strategic partnership with Jamaica’s investment agency will serve as a key cornerstone for the inaugural edition of TBY’s coverage of the Jamaica’s economy: The Business Year: Jamaica 2018.

The MOU was signed between Diane Edwards, President of JAMPRO, and Ioana Popa, TBY Country Manager for Jamaica. The signature followed an important interview with Diane Edwards, in which she outlined JAMPRO’s strategies and Jamaica’s competitive advantages in exporting Jamaican products and attracting investment.

Diane Edwards congratulated TBY for starting its first edition in Jamaica and stated: “As JAMPRO seeks to aggressively position the DoBusinessJamaica Brand and highlight Jamaica’s Unique Selling Proposition (USP) to the global business market, this strategic partnership with TBY provides an opportunity to demonstrate that Jamaica is serious about business.

“JAMPRO is confident in Jamaica and what we have to offer given our competitiveness in key sectors such as business process outsourcing, tourism, logistics, manufacturing, and agri-business, significant business reforms especially as it relates to trading across borders, increased local business and consumer confidence, and improvements in macroeconomic indicators.”

“We are committed to securing meaningful business opportunities for Jamaica and our partnership with TBY will help to accomplish just that.”

Regarding the significance of this partnership, Ms. Popa commented, “As a first edition here in Jamaica, TBY is fully committed to presenting to the international corporate segment the opportunities Jamaica offers, and the vibrant, dynamic, and attractive investment destination it is becoming. We are very thankful to be collaborating with JAMPRO, and know that this unique partnership will reassure the business community and leverage TBY’s leading position in the country, encouraging them to open their doors and speak about their evolution, successes, and future plans for boosting Jamaica’s economy.”

The Business Year: Jamaica 2018 will be published in June 2018 at the Jamaica Investment Forum and will feature the interviews of around 120 senior executives and government officials across all sectors, obtained through face-to-face interviews, such as Paul Scott, Chairman and CEO of the Musson Group, Stephen Facey, Chairman and CEO of PanJam, and Brian Wynter, Governor of the Bank of Jamaica. TBY will also feature sector analyses, focus articles, and contributions from prestigious international Guest Speakers discussing bilateral ties with Jamaica. The publication will strongly contribute to the promotion of Jamaica’s opportunities to the global investor community and will be widely distributed both locally and internationally at major conferences and investment events.

TBY is a global media specializing in economic news, research on national economies, and business intelligence across the emerging markets. With operations in over 35 countries, we bring first-hand insights to investors, businesses, and governments worldwide.