About the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF)
Forum Objective: http://www.jamaicainvestmentforum.com
This will be the 3rd hosting of the Jamaica International Investment Forum (JIF). JIF 2018 follows on the success of the inaugural Jamaica Investment Forum held in 2012 and the second staging held in 2015 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The Forum is again geared at promoting high profile investment opportunities to a targeted set of investors and raising the profile of Jamaica as a place for doing business.
JIF has been proven to be very strategic in advancing current investment opportunities and provides Business Brand Jamaica with a forum of international appeal to pull Influential Investors, C – Suite Executives and Entrepreneurs to experience the story of why invest in Jamaica. This forum builds on other efforts to brand Jamaica as a place to do business and provides investors with a level of destination intimacy which is unparalleled.
The event will be held over two days and will provide the opportunity for investors, experts, government officials and representatives of the state to showcase Jamaica’s investment opportunities in infrastructure and several other priority sectors.
Target Audience: JIF 2018 will target over 400 international investors, high-level influencers and Government of Jamaica decision makers over the three day period
Country’s Economic Performance Overview: Jamaica presents a well-diversified economy with a mix of goods and service producing industries. Employment is at a historic high, with the unemployment level falling to 11.3%, while inflation has been in low single digits for the last few years. For the first 3 quarters of 2017, the Jamaican economy grew 0.3% relative to the same period in 2016. The outlook for fiscal year growth remains positive, in the range of 1.5% to 2.5% owing to positive weather conditions and increased output in the mining industry. In addition, after years of devaluation, over the last year, the Jamaican dollar has been showing strong resilience in relation to its US counterpart. With successive governments focused on accelerating investments, Jamaica has made tremendous strides in increasing its competitiveness as evidenced by its notable ranking on the various rating indexes of World Bank Doing Business Report and the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.