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Jamaica: JAMPRO to target BPO investors at Outsource to the Caribbean 2017

From Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) says that it will be targeting investors and other influencers in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector as Jamaica hosts the Outsource to the Caribbean (OCC) 2017 conference tomorrow.

The conference will be held under the theme, “Leveraging the Nearshore Caribbean for Outsourcing Services”.

JAMPRO President Diane Edwards, who is also president of the Caribbean Investment Promotions Agencies (CAIPA), said that the event not only signals Jamaica and the Caribbean’s rising profile in the global BPO sector, but the growing importance of the sector to the region.

She also noted that the conference will be focusing on creating solutions to promote the region for investment, and displaying Caribbean success in the BPO sector.

“In Jamaica, there is currently an active ICT/BPO sector with over 50 companies and over 26,000 agents employed. The sector continues to grow far beyond estimates as the industry experiences a boom in new projects,” Edwards explained.

The event, Edwards also stated, presents a unique opportunity for Jamaica to display this progress in BPO, and lead on developing a strategy through CAIPA for developing the region on the whole through investment.

“With Jamaica at the helm of CAIPA, we really want to promote more work on key sectors that we know have high potential for growth. Outsourcing is one of these sectors, and throughout this conference, we will be discussing and setting strategies to boost investments into BPO,” she said.

JAMPRO’s mission is to drive economic development through growth in investment and export. JAMPRO is an agency of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.

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