As the largest English speaking country in the Caribbean and a modern major shipping and tourism destination, Jamaica provides the perfect setting for international conferences, expos, trade shows, conventions and corporate retreats. The island boasts several state of the art convention centres as well as smaller venues for conferences and events. Additionally, most corporate, five and four star hotels across the island have available amenities for use for retreats and special events. Here are a few of the more popular options.
The Montego Bay Convention Centre is conveniently located along the elegant corridor of Rose Hall, Montego Bay, the main thoroughfare of Jamaica’s Second City and the hub of tourism. It is close to over 4,000 luxury hotel rooms, a full service medical facility, local activities, 5 major shopping centres, 3 world-championship golf courses, restaurants, attractions and is only a 15 minute drive from the, Sangster International Airport.
The Convention Centre can host up to 6,000 persons for theatre styled functions in its largest space, the 57,725 square feet Exhibition Hall. Within the 9,737 square feet of flexible, functional meeting space, there are a total of 9 meeting rooms, most with full audio/visual capabilities, all with rich maple finish, marble tiles and surround sound.
This spectacular facility sits on approximately 23 acres of land and boasts a superior list of amenities and features from wireless internet access to state of the art video-conferencing capabilities.
The Jamaica Conference Centre is located right downtown by the bustling Kingston waterfront in the heart of the Downtown Kingston business district and easily accessible by hotels in the city. The Conference Complex comprises the Centre, the Secretariat Building and a 450 bay multi-storey-parking garage. All are covered by 24-hour security service. The Centre has five Conference Rooms, three Caucus Rooms, Reception Foyer, Dining Block, several Delegates Lounges and Offices. Each conference room is equipped with simultaneous translation facilities for six languages, Conference Room #1, the largest, is capable of accommodating up to 1200 persons and has an observers’ gallery, as well as public and press galleries.
Mona Visitor Lodge is set amongst historic ruins located on the University of the West Indies campus, offering banquet facilities, meeting spaces and lodging. It is ideal for small business meetings, book launches, workshops, seminars, private events and conferences and provides full catered services if needed.
Accommodating up to 150 persons theatre style and 100 for banqueting, Eden Gardens Wellness Resort offers four medium size rooms as well as attractive outdoor locations for cocktails receptions. A wide variety of audio-visual aids are available including VCR, Multi-media projector, TV Sets and teleconference. All meeting rooms are equipped with WiFi access for full technological connections.
The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel offers 14 venues for your business or social functions for 2 to 1000 persons – 1,300 square meters (10,000 square feet) of flexible function space. With a high level of service, attention to detail and excellent cuisine, the Pegasus is the premiere venue to host corporate and charity events, special ceremonies and occasions. The indoor venues are all air conditioned and provide blackout facilities for video presentations.