|Jamaica Diaspora Convention 2011|
Jamaicans from across the Diaspora, spanning Canada, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, other regions and also Jamaican officials came together for the fourth biennial Jamaica Diaspora Convention. This was held at the Sunset Jamaica Grand Resort& Spa in Ocho Rios from June 15 to 17, 2011. This convention, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, was held under the theme One Nation: Jamaica and its Diaspora in Partnership.
Things Jamaican, in association with JAMPRO, attended this event, the concept being "showcasing the best of Brand Jamaica". Seeing that the participants were Jamaican-born, the concept was aimed at bringing back the nostalgia of everything that was truly Jamaican, while informing them of what Jamaicans are capable of producing
The products displayed at the convention were similar to those displayed in our Things Jamaican corporate store and included: paintings and prints, wall hangings, ceramic pieces, desk top pieces, books and Jamaican sweet-treat favourites like busta, tamarind ball, banana chips, peppered shrimps and more.