7:30 - 8:30 am
Breakfast event – Invitation only
7:30 – 8:30 am
Session I - The Jamaican and Regional Markets: Setting the stage for growth
8:30 – 8:50 pm
Welcome & Partners' Opening Remarks
8:50 – 9:20 am
Keynote Address: Science, Technology and Innovation
Driving the economy in the new Jamaica…Vision of Kingston as a smart city.
Questions & Answers
Kingston as a Smart, Creative City
Making it a reality.
Key stakeholders…planners, policy makers, ICT and energy partners explore the key issues and opportunities for Jamaican SMEs, innovators and investors in a smart, creative city?
10:15 - 10:30 am
Session II - Opportunities for Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Investments
10:30 - 11:00 am
Presentation - The 4th Industrial Revolution
Conversation with The Vault
11:00 - 11:45 am
Conversations on the Economy:
Spotlight on Jamaica: After the IMF Program, macroeconomic stability allows for the emergence of new opportunities for SMEs, innovators and investors and a vision for sustainable growth.
Questions & Answers
11:45 - 12:45 pm
Assessing the readiness of entrepreneurs and the responsiveness of Caribbean Capital Markets.
Innovative entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Caribbean:
Stakeholders weigh in on the regional realities and the pathways for competing globally.
12:45 - 1:45 pm
1:45 -2:15 pm
Post lunch conversation with a Caribbean success story:
Mindset of a Champion/Legend… learning from valuable lessons and never giving up…
2:15 -2:45 pm
Ports and Logistics (Jamaica)
Development of Near Port Lands
A national strategic project by GOJ providing the capacity to tap into the large volumes of transshipment cargo passing over the port and will provide value-added and logistics services.
2:45 - 3:15 pm
Technology Transfer: The missing link between science, companies and innovation
3:15 -3:30 pm
Session IV: Financiers, techies and entrepreneurs
3:30 - 4:10 pm
Roundtable Discussion: Tech Entrepreneurs speak up… challenges, successes, opportunities for the future…Jamaica and the Caribbean creating opportunities to go global.
4:10 – 4: 50 pm
Achieving growth in uncharted waters in Jamaica and the Region…
4:50 – 530 pm
Panel Discussion: Funders – Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists & Creating a Caribbean Model
Does the current Jamaican and Caribbean landscape call for our own innovative funding solutions and investment structures rather than adopting models from other countries and regions?
5:30 - 5:35 pm
End of Day: Wrap up