Expo Jamaica and NCB promote innovation in business
EXPO JAMAICA 2018 was officially launched last week Thursday under the theme ‘ Advancing Breakthroughs’ with a goal to boost innovation within the local manufacturing and business sectors.
On board again after more than a decade of partnership is the National Commercial Bank (NCB), l ong-time proponent of digitisation and technology as key tools for advancement in a global marketplace. The premier financial institution for the event, NCB also committed to supporting the next two stagings of the Caribbean’s largest trade show at a total sponsorship of $12 million.
Speaking at the launch, Kevin Ingram, business district manager, Retail Banking Division, NCB, commended the organisers on their vision for business in Jamaica and the fortitude in continuing to execute productive events that continue to harness the joint abilities of businesses to create the 2030 Jamaica.
Highlighting the link between the expo’s mandate and his company ’s mantra, ‘Building a better Jamaica’, Ingram said that the event provided sound business value from year to year, including invaluable interfacing with thousands of consumers, business customers, and prospects from across the region.
“We continue to be associated with the event which offers a sound platform to promote our brand, showcase NCB’s extensive suite of financial products and services, as well as solidify our corporate commitment to the development of business in Jamaica,” Ingram said.
“This theme, however, is particularly close to our hear ts at NCB as we understand innovation to be a critical success factor to business in this time, being the solution to remaining competitive and enhancing efficiency,” Ingram said.
Hosted by the Jamaica Expor ter ’s Association and the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, Expo Jamaica is a biennial exposition, that opens an arena for businesses to display their offerings and meet potential clients as well as network with others in and across industries locally and regionally.
Recognising the need for advancements in innovation across the manufacturing and services industries, this year ’s theme is geared towards fuelling game-changing advances of local manufacturers and service providers while endorsing the role of modern technologies in aiding development.
For the 46th staging, 400 exhibitors from across the island and the region will showcase their diverse products and services to some 20,000 patrons. NCB will be among these exhibitors operating a full-service digital bank along with exclusive product deals and services.
Expo Jamaica 2018 is slated for April 19-22 at the National Arena and Indoor Sports Centre.
From left: Kevin Ingram, business district manager, National Commercial Bank Retail Banking Division, hands over a symbolic sponsorship cheque to Oswald Morgan and Richard Coe, co-chairs of Expo Jamaica.