On Tuesday, June 11, our first day of conference commences with an updates on DBJ's Pubic-Private Partnerships & Privatisation (PPPP) and Private Equity & Venture Capital programmes. Hon. Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance & the Public Service will deliver the Keynote Address to be followed with fireside conversations, plenaries and roundtable discussions on international best practices, climate resiliency, de-risking, due diligence and fundraising.
Who should attend: Fund Managers, Investors, Large-scale project developers, policy-and-decision-makers, consultants, attorneys-at-law, etc.
Day 2 - Concurrent Sessions - SELECT ONE (SMEs pay only $12,000 to attend their session)
1. SMEs, Innovation & Entrepreneurship as the engine of growth.
2. Regional Infrastructure Investment Opportunities: MARKET SOUNDING (Participants who register to attend Day 1 (i.e. Private Equity & Infrastructure must indicate on the Registration Form their interest in attending MARKET SOUNDING)
1. SMEs, Innovation & Entrepreneurship are referred to as the engines of growth and job creation for the nation.
Our discussions will focus on the adoption of 21st century technologies, under the 4th Industrial Revolution, in ensuring that Jamaica plays its part in being a competitive hub for innovative entrepreneurs. Critical to this section of the conference is where to go for right type of funding at the right stage of your business lifecycle, and presentations on the do’s and don’ts how to attract funders.
Who should attend: Small-Medium-sized businesses, innovators, entrepreneurs, business service providers/enablers and financiers (debt and equity).
2. Regional Infrastructure Investment Opportunities : Market Sounding
Join this exclusive Market Sounding session, where project sponsors will provide insights on infrastructure investment opportunities being developed in Jamaica and select Caribbean countries.
Delegates will get critical information on select projects, directly from sponsors and the consultants as they discuss:
• the overall objectives of the infrastructure project and its alignment with the Government’s objectives;
• the transaction process and current status of the project;
• the investment opportunity (value drivers and other considerations)
• the economic and regulatory framework and other policy initiatives related to the opportunity
Project Range and Diversifying Risks
The Projects provide potential opportunities for investors with varying risk appetites. Delegates will be exposed to a wide variety of sectors and are at varying stages of the project development life cycle. Importantly, for projects in the early planning cycle and business case development, potential investors get an early look on the proposed elements of the transaction and will be able to provide feedback to sponsors which will guide the process of successful market engagement. Other investment opportunities will involve project opportunities further along in the development cycle (near commissioning, operational). Projects include greenfield and brownfield projects which will allow private participation through a variety of mechanisms including IPOs, PPP/Concessions.
Sponsors will present projects in:
• water and wastewater sector,
• energy (including renewable energy,
• transportation and
Hear Keynote Speaker, Senator Aubyn Hill speak on the role of private finance in Jamaican infrastructure development and Assemblyman Joel D A Jack, Deputy Chief Secretary and Finance from the Tobago House of Assembly, giving Tobago’s perspective on PPPs. Diane Edwards, President of Jampro brings the Government’s Investment Agency’s view on why you should invest in Jamaica and infrastructure.
Investment Opportunity Booklet
One on One Sessions
Who Should Attend?
This Market Sounding will target 150 local and international investors, project developers, multilateral institutions and government officials to learn more about projects being prepared as investment opportunities.
Investment Opportunities and Speakers
Market sounding will include presentations from:
Tobago Opportunities: Health, Transportation and Highway
Giselle Small, Director, Investment and Public Private Partnership Unit, Division of Finance and the Economy, Tobago House of Assembly, Tobago
Water Opportunities: Water Production, Wastewater and Energy
Mark Barnett, President and CEO, National Water Commission, Jamaica
Port and Logistic Opportunities:
Edmund Marsh, Port Authority of Jamaica.
Health Opportunities: Centres of Excellence in Cancer Care and Dialysis.
Dunstan Bryan, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Jamaica
Energy Renewables Opportunities: Paradise Park Solar Energy
David Delaire, Director, MPC Renewable Energies, Jamaica
Waste Management Reform Opportunity
Lyttleton “Tanny” Shirley, C.D., J.P. NSWMA, Jamaica
Regional Investment Opportunities:
NCB Capital Market
JPS Company listing on the Stock Exchange
This Market Sounding session is limited in space, however conference delegates will need to register in advance.