UK | Mar 8, 2023

Jamaica to explore UK for outsourcing business

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Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has announced its participation in the CrossConnect Forum. It is the first Transatlantic Trade Fair for Tech Services in the United Kingdom (UK) taking place today (March 8) in London.

The event is designed to provide enterprise leaders from Europe and the UK with fresh new strategies to engage partners in the Americas, overcome operational pressures, and sustain market leadership in a rapidly evolving global commerce environment. It is expected to offer an opportunity to engage potential investors from Europe, which is a new market for Jamaica.

JAMPRO will be represented at the event by Mr. Vivion Scully, manager of Global Digital Services (GDS). Scully is expected to share insights on how the knowledge-services supply chains originating in Jamaica can contribute to the digital talent hubs emerging worldwide.

The Jamaican GDS sector will also be represented by Yoni Epstein, CEO of ItelCX, Mark Kerr-Jarrett, Managing Director of Barnett Tech Park, and Laurence Jones, Manager for JAMPRO’s Regional European Office.

Their participation underscores Jamaica’s position as a leader in the knowledge-services industry, providing world-class services to global enterprises. Jamaica’s GDS Sector had been averaging a 20 per cent employment growth rate which is among the highest in the world. Employment in the industry is currently estimated at just over 60,000 persons, achieving almost US$1 billion in revenue earnings per annum. This is a result of Jamaica’s advantages as a prime near-shore location, talent availability driving growth in investments and jobs; alongside special Economic Zone Incentives. 

Shullette Cox

Shullette Cox, president of JAMPRO, said: “We are excited to participate in this important event that provides a platform to showcase Jamaica’s strength in the global digital services industry.” “The range of global digital services from Jamaica continues to diversify, as companies move to leverage the growing range of applicable skills in the country and take advantage of opportunities in the sector. These opportunities include, Shared Services, Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO), as well as Knowledge Processing Outsourcing (KPO),” she continued.

“We look forward to sharing our insights and learning from other industry leaders at the CrossConnect Forum as we invite companies to consider Jamaica as a Knowledge Center for Global Digital Services,” she added.

The CrossConnect Forum promises to be an important event for enterprise leaders looking to stay ahead in the digital talent race. JAMPRO is proud to be part of this event and looks forward to engaging with attendees on the unique value proposition that Jamaica offers to the global business community.

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