Nearly 200 guests gathered Tuesday eveningat the BMW ATL Autobahn Showroom for the highly anticipated Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) M&E Awards, Nomination Event.Recognition was given to 35 companies and 14 outstanding individuals vying for 23 awards.
The JMEA M&E Awards Nomination Event brought together industry leaders, stakeholders, and nominees to celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses and commitment of leaders in the manufacturing and export industry. The event provided a platform for the nominees to be officially recognized for their exceptional contributions to the nation’s economy.
Minister Aubyn Hill in bringing remarks noted the contribution of the industry to the growth and development of Jamaica and highlighted the work of the Ministry and its agencies commitment to reduce red tape and create opportunities through several trade missions been led by him. Outgoing President, John Mahfood also used the opportunity to highlight the need for manufacturers to strategically identify and penetrate new markets as companies need to aggressively pursue exports.
Since 2018 the rebranded M&E Awards seek to recognize the companies and individuals in a diverse range of categories that reflect the vibrancy and versatility of the local manufacturing and export industry. This year, four new award categories were added. The categories included: Women in Manufacturing & Export, The Icon Award, Best Performing Manufacturer, Junior Market and Best Performing Manufacturer, Main Market.
Kamesha Blake, Executive Director of the JMEA said, “the additions aim to further recognize and celebrate excellence, innovation, and the faces behind the success. It also demonstrates JMEA’s commitment to staying at the forefront of industry developments and recognizing the multifaceted achievements of Jamaican businesses”.
The JMEA M&E Awards have become an annual tradition to honour outstanding achievements, innovation, and commitment within the manufacturing and export industries in Jamaica. The awards highlight the contributions of businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals who have demonstrated excellence in various categories, promoting growth and sustainability.
The M&E Awards will culminate in a grand gala event to be held on Saturday, September 30that the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston. This prestigious event will bring together industry leaders, government officials, diplomats, and representatives from various sectors to celebrate the nominees and announce the winners of each category.
Nominees and attendees can look forward to an evening filled with entertainment, networking, and inspiring speeches from industry luminaries.
The Jamaica Manufacturers & Exporters Association (JMEA) is Jamaica’s leading industry association, serving as the voice of exporters, manufacturers, service providers, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). We provide vital support to our members and the industry through advocacy, strategic partnerships, export services, research, capacity building, and access to finance. Our aim is to contribute to the growth and sustainability of Jamaican businesses and the economy.
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Shanique Gordon, Marketing, PR & Events Manager