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Day 1 – April 15th, 2015

 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: MR. CLIFF HUGHES

08:00 – 09:15

REGISTRATION

Pre-Function Area, 1st Floor

08:30 – 09:15

WELCOME ADDRESS and OPENING REMARKS

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

  • Ms. Pamela Coke Hamilton,
    Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)
  • Mr. Jesús Orús Báguena,
    Head of Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands
  • His Excellency Roy Mickey Joy,
    Ambassador of the Republic of Vanuatu to the European Union (EU)
  • Mr. Percival Marie,
    Director General, CARIFORUM Directorate, CARICOM Secretariat
  • The Most Honourable Portia Simpson Miller,
    Prime Minister, Jamaica

 

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Ms. Donnalee Bowe
    Acting Chairperson, the Board of Directors of Caribbean Export
09:15 – 09:45

PRESS CONFERENCE/COFFEE

Press Conference: Hanover, 1st Floor
Coffee Break: Pre-function Area, 1st Floor

09:45 – 10:15

SESSION 1

OVERVIEW OF CARIFORUM-EU TRADE RELATIONS

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

The developments in CARIFORUM-EU trade relations and the effects on CARIFORUM trade will be examined. Have the changes led to any increase in trade? What should CARIFORUM and the EU do to enhance trade? What are the key sectors for the CARIFORUM region and what is the potential for trade in the agro-processing, music, and higher education sectors?

PRESENTER

  • Mr. David Jessop,
    Managing Director, The Caribbean CouncillinkPresentation

10:15 – 12:00

SESSION 2

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES IN EUROPE AND OTHER MARKETS

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

The Findings of the studies on Regional Export Strategies for the agro-processing, music and higher education sectors will be addressed, followed by a panel discussion on the implications of the findings for the region. Can we define a value proposition for these three (3) sectors in the region? Where does our competitive advantage/edge lie?

MODERATOR

  • Mr. Jesús Orús Báguena,
    Head of Cooperation, of the Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands

PRESENTERS

  • Ms. Katrine Smith,
    Director/Business Development Consultant, Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (Music)linkPresentation
  • Mr. Hans Verhulst,
    Director, CEDIS-Center for Competitiveness (Agro-processing & Higher Education)linkPresentation 1linkPresentation 2

PANELLISTS

  • Ms. Diane Edwards,
    President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)
  • Mr. Ramesh Ramdeen,
    Chief Executive Officer, Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association (TTMA)
  • Ms. Maricell Silvestre,
    Commercial Trade and Investment Policies Manager, Center for Export & Investment for the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD)
  • Dr. Tom Fleming,
    Director, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
12:00 – 13:00

LUNCH

RESTAURANT FRESH, TERRACE

13:00 – 13:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • The Honourable P.J. Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Rose Hall, 1st Floor

13:30 – 15:00

Session 3

PARALLEL BREAK OUT SESSIONS
(Music, Agro-processing, Higher Education)


SESSION 3 – Music Roundtable: International Trends & Opportunities

Trelawny, 2nd Floor

MODERATOR

  • Ms. Katrine Smith,
    Director/Business Development Consultant, Visual & Performing Arts Jamaica (VPAJ)

SPEAKERS

Paper on trends and opportunities for the Caribbean in the music sector

  • Mr. Ramesh Chaitoo,
    Consultant Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit
  • Mrs. Pamela Coke Hamilton,
    Executive Director, Caribbean Export

Industry insights from a Caribbean perspective

  • Mr. Ronald 'Boo' Hinkson,
    Performer/Artist
  • Mr. Jeffrey "Assassin" Campbell,
    Jamaican/International Reggae Entertainer

International opportunities for Caribbean music

  • Mr. David Sanders,
    Producer, Coke Studio Africa linkPresentation
  • Mr. Eldar Ástþórsson,
    Senior PR Manager – Europe, CCP Games and Ylir Music Fund


SESSION 3 – Agro-processing (Cocoa & Herbs/Spices) Roundtable: International Trends & Opportunities

Rose Hall Room, Hall, 1st Floor

MODERATOR

  • Professor Pathmanathan Umaharan,
    Director, Cocoa Research Centre, University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Cocoa

SPEAKERS

Briefing paper on trends and opportunities for the Caribbean in agro-processing

European and international market trends in the specialty cocoa industry: supply and consumption

  • Mr. Laurent Pipitone,
    Director of the Economics & Statistics Division, International Cocoa Organization linkPresentation

Single origin chocolate production and Bean to Bar Manufacturing

  • Mr. Duffy Sheardown,
    Chief Executive Office & Founder, Duffy's Chocolate

Trends and innovations in the specialty cocoa industry in the Caribbean

  • Mrs. Ena Harvey,
    Representative/Management Coordinator for the Caribbean, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) linkPresentation

Opportunities for Caribbean cocoa/chocolate producers in Europe

  • Ms. Michelle Smith,
    Chief Executive Officer, Chocolate Dreams Ltd.linkPresentation
  • Mr. Abel Fernandez,
    Manager-Exports & Logistics, Grupo ConocadolinkPresentation

 

SESSION 3 – Higher Education Roundtable: International Trends & Opportunities

Port Antonio Room, 2nd Floor

MODERATOR

  • Dr. Kofi Nkrumah Young,
    President of the Association of Caribbean Higher Education Administrators (ACHEA)

SPEAKERS

Paper on international provision of higher education services and institutional partnerships

Trade & investment in higher education in the Caribbean: the potential in the region

  • Mr. Colin Dowe,
    Assistant Dean of Enrolment Planning for Caribbean Admissions, St. George's University linkPresentation

Strategies for attracting foreign students to the Caribbean

  • Mr. Michael Henniger,
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing, International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) linkPresentation
  • Mr. Blair Ferguson,
    Executive Director, Kenson School of Production Technology
15:00 – 15:15

COFFEE BREAK

Pre-Function Area, 1st Floor

15:15 – 16:30

Session 3
CTND

BREAK OUT SESSIONS
(Music, Agro-processing, Higher Education) (Continued)


SESSION 3 – Music Roundtable– International Trends & Opportunities

Trelawny, 2nd Floor

MODERATOR

  • Ms. Katrine Smith,
    Director/Business Development Consultant, VPAJ

SPEAKERS

Industry insights from a European perspective

  • Mr. Rondel Heyliger,
    Spiceland Entertainment,
  • Mr. Billy Grant,
    Founder, 2Point9 linkPresentation
  • Mr. Paul Moslé,
    Supersonic Sound

Opportunities and strategies for market penetration in Africa

  • Mr. Buddha Blaze,
    Chief Executive Officer, Spark Africa Ltd linkPresentation
  • Mr. Gerrard Foster,
    Co-founder - Project Fable & The New African MovementlinkPresentation


SESSION 3 – Agro-processing (Cocoa & Herbs/Spices) Roundtable: International Trends & Opportunities

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

MODERATOR

  • Mr. Vassel Stewart,
    President, Caribbean Agri-business Association (CABA)

SPEAKERS

Market opportunities for herbs and spices in Europe and Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific

  • Mr. Denzil Phillips,
    Founder, Denzil Phillips International Ltd. linkPresentation

Caribbean case study: WalkerswoodCaribbean Foods

  • Mr. Winston Stona,
    Co-Founder/Managing Director

Organic trends in the herbs/spices sector

  • Dr. Rainer Engels,
    Executive Manager, EPA Implementation Support Project, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHlinkPresentation


SESSION 3 – Higher Education Roundtable: International Trends & Opportunities

Port Antonio Room, 2nd Floor

MODERATOR

  • Dr. Kofi Nkrumah Young,
    President, ACHEA

SPEAKERS

Global mobility and recruitment trends

  • Mr. Michael Henniger,
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing, International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) linkPresentation

Mobility Programmes For Acp-Eu Students

  • Mr. Sharan Singh,
    Director, Office of International Advancement & Internationalisation, UWI, St. Augustine linkPresentation

Cooperation Opportunities In Higher Education

  • Mr. Jesus Orus Baguena,
    Head of Cooperation, of the Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Cayman Islands

Strengthening the music sector through education

  • Mr. Michael Cooper,
    Lecturer – Piano and Jazz and Popular Music Studies, Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts

Transforming institutions through creative industries programmes

  • Dr. Carolyn Cooper,
    Professor of Literary & Cultural Studies, Department of Literatures in English, UWI, Mona
16:30 – 17:00

PLENARY SESSION: Reports from the Roundtable Sessions

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

Music, Agro-processing, Higher Education

17:00 – 17:15

WRAP UP

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

17:30 – 19:15

 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CAFÉ & B2B MEETINGS

Business Development Café: Mount Zion / Cornwall, 1st Floor
B2B Meetings: Hanover, 1st Floor

The Business Development Café will assist participants at the Forum in achieving their wider business objectives as they will meet with industry experts and engage in small group consultations and browse the resource centre.

The B2B meetings will provide CARIFORUM firms with the opportunity to meet with potential buyers and companies from the EU, Africa and the Pacific. In addition, this time will also allow representatives of Business Support Organisations (BSO) to network.

19:30 – 20:30

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Water Park at Sugar Mill Falls

 

Day 2 – April 16th, 2015

09:00 – 09:45

Session 4

THE FRENCH CARIBBEAN OUTERMOST REGIONS (FCOR) AS A GATEWAY TO EUROPE

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

Specific opportunities for CARIFORUM firms to penetrate the FCOR market.

MODERATOR

  • Mr. Vincent Philbert,
    Head, Competitive Business Unit (CBU), Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)


PRESENTER


PANELLISTS

  • Ms. Marie-Noëlle Catayée,
    Head, International Department, Martinique Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Ms. Melissa Bonneton,
    Export Development Specialist, Guadeloupe Expansion
  • Mr. Ronald Ramjattan,
    Chief Executive Officer, Baron Foods Ltd

09:45 – 11:00

Session 5

BRANDING FOR EXPORT MARKETS

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

The fundamentals of branding and key requirements for firms interested in entering overseas markets, highlighting the re-branding strategies of select CARIFORUM firms.

PRESENTER

  • Mr. Adge Gittins,
    Creative Director, Brand 42


CARIBBEAN CASE STUDIES

  • Mr. Rutger Lem,
    Chief Executive Officer, Tan Bun Skrati (Suriname)
  • Ms. Franka De Freitas,
    Sales Manager, Natmed Ltd (Saint Lucia)
11:00 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK

PRE-FUNCTION AREA, 1ST FLOOR

11:15 – 13:00

Session 6

BREAK OUT SESSIONS
(Music, Agro-processing, Higher Education)


SESSION 6 – Music Roundtable: CARIFORUM-EU
Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Provisions & Market Expectations

Trelawny, 2nd Floor

CHAIRS

  • Mr. Clyde McKenzie,
    Director, FiWi Choice
  • Dr. Tom Fleming,
    Director, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy

SPEAKERS

EPA provisions for the music sector

  • Mr. Ramesh Chaitoo,
    Consultant Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit

Festival Organisers & Promoters: Expectations and requirements

  • Ms. Anelca Fairbairn,
    Antilliaanse Feesten
  • Mr. Frank Klaffs,
    Chief Executive Officer, Piranha Arts linkPresentation

Digital platforms for online marketing and sales

  • Mr. Karl Nowak,
    Country Manager, Spinnup

Branding requirements for the music sector

Intellectual Property issues for the music sector

  • Ms. Marissa F. Longsworth,
    Manager, Copyright & Related Rights Directorate, Jamaica Intellectual Property OfficelinkPresentation


SESSION 6 – Agro-processing (Cocoa & Herbs/Spices) Roundtable: EPA Provisions & Market Expectations

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

CHAIRS

  • Mrs. Ena Harvey,
    Representative/Management Coordinator for the Caribbean, IICA
  • Mr. Laurent Pipitone,
    Director of the Economics & Statistics Division, International Cocoa Organization

SPEAKERS

EPA provisions for the agro-processing sector

  • Mr. Malcolm Spence,
    Senior Coordinator, Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN), CARICOM Secretariat linkPresentation

Direct Sourcing – connecting the farmer with the chocolate maker for a sustainable price for quality cocoa

  • Mr. Martin Christy,
    Chair of Direct Cocoa, Head Judge, International Chocolate Awards and owner of Seventy linkPresentation

Branding, packaging and labelling for exports

Constraint issues affecting the sector (Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures, production, Research & Design, investment)

  • Mr. Winston Stona,
    Co-Founder/Managing Director, Walkerswood Caribbean Foods

 

SESSION 6 – Higher Education Roundtable: Market Requirements & Expectations

Port Antonio, 2nd Floor

CHAIR

  • The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley,
    Barbados

SPEAKERS

Specific requirements and expectations for recruitment & marketing strategies for the higher education sector

  • Mr. Michael Henniger,
    Vice President of Sales and Marketing, International Consultants for Education and Fairs (ICEF) linkPresentation
  • Ms. Vanessa Koloko,
    Regional Sales Manager, Africa for Oxford International Group linkPresentation

Branding for higher education institutions

  • Mr. Nicholas Rhodes,
    Programme Director, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London linkPresentation

Policy and regulatory changes for improving the Caribbean as a destination for foreign students

  • Mr. Sharan Singh,
    Director, Office of International Advancement & Internationalisation, UWI, St. Augustine linkPresentation

Ghent University Case Study: Internationalisation Strategy & potential linkages and areas of collaboration with the Caribbean

  • Mr. Thijs Verbeurgt,
    Policy Advisor for Internationalisation, Ghent UniversitylinkPresentation
13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

RESTAURANT FRESH, TERRACE

14:00 – 14:30

PLENARY SESSION: Reports from the Roundtable Break-out Sessions

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

Music, Agro-processing, Higher Education

14:30 – 15:15

QUESTION & ANSWER

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

15:15 – 15:30

Evaluations

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

15:30 – 16:00

Wrap Up & Final Recommendations

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

  • Ms. Pamela Coke Hamilton,
    Executive Director, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export)

16:00 – 18:00

Business Development Café & B2B Meetings

Business Development Café: Mount Zion / Cornwall, 1st Floor
B2b Meeting: Hanover, 1st Floor

18:30 – 19:30

PRE-EVENT COCKTAIL RECEPTION

The West Lawn (In Front Of Pre-Function Area)

19:30

CARIBBEAN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY

Rose Hall, 1st Floor

 

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