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The EU & JSIF host the Virtual Entrepreneurship Exposition 2021

 

FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Presenters

Marketing & Sales Specialist

Claude Duncan

Empowerment Talk: Business Networking

Claude Duncan is an experienced and technically savvy executive with significant expertise in sales and marketing .

 

Over his 30-year career, he has held senior leadership roles in successful private and public companies operating in a range of industries and selling to a myriad of market segments.

 

He has been a regular presenter at conferences locally and internationally and was instrumental in driving the growth of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry in Jamaica.

Howard McIntosh

Panel Discussion: Sports as a Business

Howard McIntosh is the Senior Manager at CONCACAF, with responsibility for all CONCACAF Federations and is also the Managing Director of the MSE group, an international investment and consultancy group focusing on media, sport and entertainment properties. Mr. McIntosh has had responsibility for the marketing and strategy development of the group since 2009.

 

He is a former FIFA Development Officer to CONCACAF with specific

responsibility for the Southeastern Caribbean and is an investment and strategic advisor to a number of private and public sector entities. He’s also an event specialist.

 

Mr. McIntosh has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA from Howard University. He has participated in numerous FIFA and CONCACAF courses worldwide and is a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and the National Black MBA Association.

Sports Specialist

Business Development Specialist

Stephen Price

Empowerment Talk: Crisis Leadership in a Pandemic

With more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry across multiple Caribbean Markets, Country Manager Stephen Price sits at the helm of Jamaica’s first true quad-play communications and entertainment company (FLOW) and leading business ICT solutions provider (C&W Business Jamaica).

 

He has been at the forefront of several pioneering initiatives including growing mobile market share, expanding the mobile and fixed network capacity and coverage, driving year-on-year revenue growth in various customer segments, and leading a transformation exercise focused on building a more efficient organisation for the future, leveraging robotics and automation to meet the evolving needs of customers

Christopher Denny

Empowerment Talk: Financing your business

Christopher Denny is charged with the leadership and management of Mundo. He is responsible for its direction and strategic objectives and maintains its relationships with all stakeholders.

Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

 

He possesses years of proven experience, having held management positions in several financial institutions in Jamaica and Trinidad, including First Caribbean International Bank, National Commercial Bank, and Citibank.

Financial Advisor

Digital Media Specialist

Kesi Gardner

Kesi Gardner is an educator, marketing consultant, and storyteller. Her blog is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in Jamaica.

She has worked in the nonprofit world, PR, and marketing positions for more than 10 years and provides consulting services as Director of The Storyteller Agency. Co which focuses on public relations, content creation, marketing consultation, and influencer marketing

Kesi is a commentator and has appeared on national television shows and periodicals including CVM’s In Live at 7 with Simon Crosskill, CVM-TV Sunrise, Global Voices.org, Caribbean Radio.com, Jamaica Observer’s Page 2, Buzz Caribbean, Caribbean Business Report and Philanthropy.com.

 

She provides experiential experiences to influencers and bloggers through Love Not Likes, an influencer/blogger network.

Panel Discussion: Talk: Marketing & Social Media

Craig Powe

Panel Discussion: Talk: Marketing & Social Media

Craig Powe is a charismatic salesman, logician, and the chief architect behind Adtelligent.

 

He has several years of experience in digital marketing, and his deep understanding of the algorithms of online marketing is the spearhead behind the unique marketing strategies that have elevated Adtelligent from being a small team to a profitable company.

 

Craig is a talented young executive whose ability to brainstorm and understand data and numbers allows him to drive the team towards the client’s goal. His unique skill sets are in line with his company’s vision of being a fast-learning organization creating a global footprint and becoming the number 1 place to work for talented, ambitious, young professionals in Jamaica.

Entrepreneurial Professional

Education Specialist

Venice Irving

Panel Discussion: Youth Skills Training 

Venice Irving is CEO of Happy Teachers. 

 

She has 20 years’ experience in English Language Teaching both online and in the classroom. She has worked and lived in Taiwan and has done research in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.  

 

Her research interests include Teaching English in Multinational teams, Online Language Acquisition, teacher and student wellbeing, student engagement, student learning outcomes, pedagogical practice, how teachers find meaning in their work, teachers' character strengths, and twenty-first century pedagogical practices 

Dwayne Walters

Empowerment Talk: Thinking As An Entrepreneur

Dwayne Walters is the Senior Manager for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) & Partner Channels at C&W Business Jamaica.

He leads a team of 100+ technical and sales professionals committed to creating innovative solutions to benefit diverse customer needs and lead the engagement of Jamaica’s small and medium-sized businesses island wide.

Dwayne’s willingness to pioneer new commercial lines, maintain customer focus and build high-performing teams have earned him a track record of excellence during his 20-year career in the banking, retail and telecommunications industries.

He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean along with several professional qualifications.

Diane Edwards

Empowerment Talk: Facilitating Your Investment 

Diane Edwards has a wealth of knowledge and experience in international marketing, business development and is equally adept at investment promotions. 


She holds an MBA from New York’s Pace University, a Masters in International
Relations from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a BA (Hons) in French, Spanish and German from the University of the West Indies (UWI).

 

She is a member of the UK Institute of Directors, a Trustee for the British Foundation for the University of the West Indies, and an active member of the St. Andrew High School (Jamaica) Old Girls’ Association.
 

During her time at JAMPRO since rejoining the organisation, she has led its transformational development to serve as a catalyst for wealth creation through increased customer focus and more effective marketing communications programmes, and has promoted a culture of innovation to facilitate and support the development of new industries in Jamaica.

 

Diane is also committed to building Jamaica’s business brand.

 

Tsarita Nkrumah

Empowerment Talk: Tax Compliance & Regulations in Jamaica

Tsarita Nkrumah is the Managing Director of TMN Accounting & Business Solutions.

She has several years of experience in the Accounting and Compliance industry and  has been invited to speak to over 15,000 people both locally and in the US.

Tsarita has been committed to helping individuals and small business owners understand the importance of having proper accounting systems. She also assists and mentors individuals in starting their own businesses.

 
 
 

Agenda

DAY ONE: JANUARY 19, 2021

6:00 pm

Welcome Remarks & Introduction - EU & JSIF Representatives

Pivoting in the time of Covid

Panel Discussion

Trench Town Community Development Social Enterprise

Forward Step Foundation Social Enterprise

Four Paths Community Development

How To Reimagine Your Business

Panel Discussion

Old Harbour Community Development

RISE Social Enterprise

Youth Inspiring Change Social Enterprise

Youth Skills Training

Panel Discussion

Fathers United

Waterhouse Community Development Social Enterprise

4Ps Parenting Group

Facilitating Your Investment

TedEx Presentation : Diane Edwards

Tax Compliance & Regulations

Presentation : Tsarita Nkrumah

DAY TWO: JANUARY 20, 2021

Welcome Remarks & Introduction - EU & JSIF Representatives

6:00 pm

Hope Gardens Development

Roots 96.1 FM

Entertainment As A Business

Panel Discussion

Trench Town Entertainment Social Enterprise

Hannah Town Cultural Group

Lifeyard Social Enterprise

Marketing & Social Media

Panel Discussion

Thinking As An Entrepreneur

Presentation : Dwayne Walter FLOW

Upskilling In A Digital World

Panel Discussion

DAY THREE: JANUARY 21, 2021

6:00 pm

Welcome Remarks & Introduction - EU & JSIF Representatives

Jamaica Link Ministries

Boys Town Sports Football Club Social Enterprise

Sport As A Business

Panel Discussion

Franklyn Town Community Development

Multicare Foundation

Accessing Finance For Small Businesses

Presentation : Christopher Denny

Portmore Self Help Social Enterprise

JAID Social Enterprise

JAD Binders Social Enterprise

Crisis Leadership in a Pandemic

Presentation : Stephen Price

Mustard Seed Community Social Enterprise

Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre

Genesis Academy

The Business Of Sport

Presentation : Howard McIntosh

Abilities Foundation Social Enterprise

New Horizons Social Enterprise

Knollis Foundation

Business Networking

Presentation : Claude Duncan

Rose Town Social Enterprise

Superior Craft & More Social Enterprise

Mighty Sculptors

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