Some 120 local producers of authentic Jamaican gift and souvenir items will showcase their products and network with corporate entities and various industry players at the fifth staging of Christmas in July.
The event, hosted by the Tourism Linkages Network and its partners, will take place on Thursday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.
Carolyn McDonald Riley, head of the Tourism Linkages Network, says the event provides opportunities for small manufacturers to be able to supply not just corporate Jamaica but the gift industry, with unique Jamaican items.
Christmas in July is a collaborative effort of the Tourism Linkages Network and its partners, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters' Association, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, and Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association.
The mission of the linkages network is to position and assist the tourism sector to increase its demand for and consumption of goods and services that can be competitively sourced in Jamaica.