Fourth Jamaica–UK Investment Forum 29th March 2012

On 29th March 2012, at Drapers’ Hall, London, Developing Markets Associates in association with JAMPRO (Jamaica Trade Invest) hosted the Fourth Annual Jamaica-UK Investment Forum to coincide with the nation's fiftieth year of independence.

This highly successful event was attended by around 200 delegates including key stakeholders and high level representatives from both the public and private sectors.

Opening addresses were given by Sancia Bennett-Templer, President, JAMPRO; Graham Glover, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission to Jamaica; and Joan Edwards, Deputy High Commissioner, Jamaican High Commission. The opening session was chaired by Diane Abbott, MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on the British Caribbean and included an inspiring speech on Jamaica's potential and its government's investment drive by Hon Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, Government of Jamaica. Further sessions were chaired by Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, Developing Markets Associates; Mykaell Riley, Director, University of Westminster; and Rosalind, Baroness Howells of St Davids; and included presentations from distinguished speakers such as Nick Cooper, Executive Director, Cable & Wireless Communications; Nick Darrant, Head of Emerging Markets Syndicate, BNP Paribas Securities Corp; Marlene Street–Forest, Chief Executive, Jamaica Stock Exchange; Peter de Bruyne, Director, Blue Mountain Coffee; Leon Isaacs, Managing Director, IAMTN; Claude Duncan, Vice President, JAMPRO; and Christelle Harris, Director of Marketing, Hampden Estate.

The closing remarks were given by Laurence Jones, European Regional Manager, JAMPRO, and there then followed a Gala Drinks Reception in which the attendees were addressed by the esteemed guest speakers, Colin Jackson, CBE, and Levi Roots.

Fourth Jamaica–UK Investment Forum 29th March 2012
Jamaica's Fiftieth Year of Independence, Drapers' Hall, London

PROGRAMME
9.00am – 10.00am
Registration and Refreshments

10.00am –10.30am
Official Opening
Sancia Bennett-Templer, President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation
Graham Glover, Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission
Joan Edwards, Deputy High Commissioner, Jamaican High Commission
 
10.30am-11.45am
Session 1 – Invest in Jamaica: Manufacturing Hub of the Caribbean and Gateway to the World
Chair – Diane Abbott, MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on the British Caribbean
• Hon Anthony Hylton, Minister of Industry, Investment & Commerce, Government of Jamaica
Sancia Bennett Templer, President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)
Nick Cooper, Executive Director, Cable & Wireless Communications
Q & A session
 
11.45am – 12.15pm
Refreshment break
 
12.15pm – 1.15pm
Session 2 – Jamaica’s Fiscal and Monetary Policies: Supporting Investment
Chair – Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, Developing Markets Associates
• Dr Gladstone Hutchinson, Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
• Nick Darrant, Head of Emerging Markets Syndicate, BNP Paribas Securities Corp
• Marlene Street–Forest, Chief Executive, Jamaica Stock Exchange
Q & A session

1.15pm – 2.30pm
Networking Lunch

2.30pm – 3.45pm
Session 3 – Investing in Key Sectors
Chair – Rosalind, Baroness Howells of St Davids
Claude Duncan, Vice President, Investment Promotions, JAMPRO
Leon Isaacs, Managing Director, IAMTN
• Marcel Horst, Managing Director, Excel Source
 
Q & A session

3.45pm-4.15pm
Refreshment Break
 
4.15pm-5.30pm
Session 4 – Invest in a Global Brand
Chair  – Mykaell Riley, Director, University of Westminster
• Edwin Doran, Consultant, Tui Student Sports Division
• Peter de Bruyne, Director, Blue Mountain Coffee
Christelle Harris, Director of Marketing, Hampden Estate
Q & A Session

5.30pm-5.40pm
Closing Remarks
Laurence Jones, European Regional Manager, JAMPRO

5.40pm-7.30pm
Gala Drinks Reception
Guest speakers: Levi Roots, Entrepreneur and Musician, Colin Jackson CBE, Sports Personality.

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