Monday, February 13, 2012
FICAC/CCOJ International Trade Expo 2011 a huge success
Consular Corps of Jamaica showcases nations
|The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica, paid a visit to Expo 2011, and paused to exchange pleasantries with His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen (centre), the Governor General of Jamaica and Honourable Arnold Foote, President of the World Federation of Consuls.|
From October 9 to 11, 2011, the Jamaica Pegasus hotel was transformed into an ex officio United Nations meeting promoting trade between nations.
Delegates from across the world gathered for the annual International Trade Expo, continuing a tradition that started in 2002. The then-executive of the Consular Corps of Jamaica thought the expo would be an excellent avenue for developing trade between the sending and receiving states. The event is unique as it is the only expo of its kind that provides an environment where opposing states do business directly with each other.
|Dr. Kenneth Baugh, then Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, with (from left) Honorable Arnold Foote, president of the World Federation of Consuls, Mr Milton Samuda, President of the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, and Mr Bruce Bowen, President and CEO of Scotiabank Group.|
President of FICAC, Arnold Foote, who was also president of the local corps and the man at the helm who created the Expo, opined that it was "the most important international trade project for the whole year".
FICAC President Arnold Foote also stated that the development of trade is one of the most important functions of the Consul.
Excerpt of 'The Gleaner'
newspaper article, published
Saturday, May 11, 2013
FICAC Congratulates the United Nations on the 50th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations - 6:17 am GMT
UN Secretary General pleased that today 175 states are party to the Vienna Convention - 6:16 am GMT
The President of the General Assembly of the United Nations H.E. Vuk Jeremić Honoured - 6:01 am GMT
FICAC President The Honourable Arnold Foote Congratulates the United Nations at Reception to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vienna Convention - 5:36 am GMT
FICAC Directors Meet with the President of the Borough of Brooklyn - 5:17 am GMT
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Today's event will be part of international consular history - Moustapha El-Solh - 9:01 pm GMT
Monday, December 24, 2012
Minister of State His Excellency Michel Roger declares WCC 2012 open - 7:46 pm GMT
I salute the hard work done by FICAC - HSH Prince Albert II - 7:30 pm GMT
It is our duty to contribute towards a peaceful world - Moustapha El-Solh - 2:55 am GMT
Welcome to FICAC World Congress 2012 - Arnold Foote - 2:48 am GMT