Jamaican business opportunities will be revealed as more than 60 Jamaican and international speakers explore investment prospects at the country’s premier business event, the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), on June 12-14 in Montego Bay. The Most Honourable Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, host of JIF 2018, will give the keynote address.
The stellar list of speakers includes international investors Wes Edens, Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group, Bob Dechant, CEO of ibex, and Andrew Chapman, Founder of Chapman Ventures. Jamaican investors Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, Yoni Epstein, and Omar Azan, and other private sector representatives such as President and CEO of the Jamaica Public Service, Emanuel DaRosa, Kingston Wharves CEO Grantley St. John Stephenson, Managing Director of FLOW Jamaica, Stephen Price, and Managing Director of J. Wray & Nephew Limited, Jean-Philippe Beyer will be leading discussions at the conference.
Jamaican government ministers will also be speaking at the event to shed light on the country’s economic progress and opportunities for business in Jamaica. The group includes Honourable Audley Shaw, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries and Honourable Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation.
During the three-day conference, the speakers will participate in 14 sessions covering Jamaica’s business landscape. The country’s advancements in technology, economic growth strategy and growing business potential will be explored by the panelists. Investors in attendance will get the opportunity to speak with persons who have already invested in Jamaica, as well as view testimonials from others.
JAMPRO’s President Diane Edwards said the Jamaica Investment Forum’s speakers and panels would represent the best of Jamaica and the island’s growing economy. Ms. Edwards said, “We want to reveal to investors the untapped possibilities in Jamaica and demonstrate that we have significant business opportunities with an equally advantageous ecosystem, which includes a vibrant economy with brilliant talent and many developments taking place. The roster of speakers for JIF 2018 will give investors an excellent representation of Jamaica’s progression, and I believe their stories will support our goal to secure investment leads at the conference.”
The Jamaica Investment Forum is being held with support from Headline Sponsors: JAMPRO, Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project (FCGP), which is a project of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, New Fortress Energy and Scotiabank; Platinum Sponsors: Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), Kingston Wharves Limited and Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ); Gold Sponsors: Port Authority of Jamaica, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Urban Development Corporation (UDC), GK Capital Management Ltd , Heart Trust/NTA, Cable and Wireless Business, Main Event Entertainment Group Ltd , PwC Jamaica, Montego Bay Convention Centre, J Wray and Nephew Ltd and Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA); Hotel Partner: Iberostar Resorts; and Media Partner: The Business Year.
The Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)’s mission is to drive economic development through growth in investment and export. JAMPRO is an Agency of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information on speakers at JIF 2018 visit http://jamaicainvestmentforum.com/speakers/ .