A Touch of France returns


November 23, 2016
FILE Pierre Lemaire

It has been three years since the last staging of the expo, A Touch of France in Jamaica. The now biennial three-day exhibition has attracted 2,000 visitors between 2000 to 2013.

A Touch of France (TOF) 2016 edition starts today in the Valencia Pavilion at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston and continues until Friday.

TOF is a commercial exhibition and a cultural festival under one roof - the place where Jamaican and French interests meet.

Both a commercial and cultural exhibition, TOF is seen as an important event in the Franco-Jamaican friendship as it offers the opportunity to the Jamaican public to discover the French technical and commercial expertise in its vast diversity.

The event is a showcase for French companies and organisations from various sectors offering them the chance to present their products and services, establish concrete and lasting business partnerships with local commercial actors, as well as to discover and develop new markets.

This is also an opportunity to present various aspects of French culture, whether from mainland France or from its overseas departments, through the participation of those who live the culture every day, that is, artists and professionals from the world of music, dance, cuisine and fashion.

TOF is managed by the Embassy of France and the Club France-Jamaica, a not-for-profit organisation, chaired by Pierre Lemaire. For more information on this year's event, visit www.touchoffranceinjamaica.weebly.com.

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