THE organisers of A Jamaican Made Christmas are promising to expand this year’s staging of the annual trade show that gives invaluable exposure to small, local manufacturers and artisans.
“We want to hit it out of the park. We’re going to make it rock,” said National Baking Company Chairman Gary “Butch” Hendrickson, conceptualiser of the event, now in its fifth year and scheduled for November 30 to December 1.
Hendrickson and his special projects expert, Tiffany Wong, told the Jamaica Observer last week that they intend to increase the number of exhibitors from the 100 who have, for the past few years, benefited from the platform the event provides them to reach larger audiences than their resources may otherwise allow, and which helps to promote the purchase of Jamaican goods.
With that in mind, they are moving the trade show to the new AC Hotel Kingston, which can accommodate more booths than the Jamaica Pegasus, where the event has been staged since its inception.