France honored for the 2018 edition of A Touch of France

France honored for the 2018 edition of A Touch of France

The 2018 edition of A Touch of France, co-organized by Club France Jamaica and the French Embassy in Jamaica, took place from November 8 to 10 at the Spanish Court Hotel.

This event was held with the support of JAMPRO, Saint International, Tourism Enhancement Fund and Total.

Inaugurated in the presence of Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, A Touch of France was an opportunity for French companies based in Jamaica, to share their savoir-faire. Jamaican companies were also able to develop their networks to France. Some French companies especially from Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guyana that want to set up on the island, were able to establish their first contacts.

A Touch of France inauguration ©Dennis Gordon
A Touch of France inauguration ©Dennis Gordon
A Touch of France inauguration A Touch of France inauguration ©Dennis Gordon
A Touch of France inauguration ©Dennis Gordon

The show coincided with the visit of a delegation of French MEDEF (French private sector organization) companies led by Jean-François Tallec and Pascal Ollivier, respectively Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of France-Central America and the Caribbean.

Round tables talks covered several themes of common interest, in particular: logistics, renewable energy and the French music market.

The event attracted a large number of visitors, nearly 1000 in total, in less than three days.

A Touch of France event ©Dennis Gordon
A Touch of France event ©Dennis Gordon
A Touch of France event ©Dennis Gordon

A Touch of France also brought together French and Jamaicans around gastronomy and fashion.

The workshops of Cordon Bleu Chef Mr. Aurélien Legué, mixed salty and sweet recipes, allowing visitors to enjoy the delicacies of French culinary art.

A Touch of France was closed with a fashion show highlighting pieces made by Jamaican and Guadeloupian stylists and worn by the models of Saint International modelling agency.

Last updated on: 26 November 2018
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