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The Regional Investments and Capital Markets hosted annually by the Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is in its 16th year. The Conference attracts an elite group of executives and sponsors from different industries in Jamaica and across the region. There is no better testimony to the success of any Conference than the fact that the major sponsors remain on-board year after year. Jefferies Group LLC is the Conference’s a leading global investment banking firm that provides investors, companies and governments with a full range of investment banking and wealth management services across the financial spectrum.
Conference 2021 will be, due to the COVID 19 pandemic, held from Tuesday, 26th January to Thursday, 28th January 2021 in person at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica as well as VIRTUALLY, under the theme “Re-structuring, Restoring, and Renewing: Re-Connecting the Pillars of Capital Markets”. By its successful staging each year, JSE’s Regional Conference has earned its place as a calendar event to which government officials, leading experts in business, investors and other stakeholders, locally and worldwide look forward to attending each year.
Conference 2021 will, due to COVID-19 pandemic, held using a hybrid format. This means facilitating a face-to-face component as well as an online component. Based on the Social (Physical ) Distancing and other COVID-19 protocols, The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel can accommodate two hundred (200) persons, comfortably.
The Jamaica Stock Exchange will have the 200 persons participating in the face-to-face component and we are looking to have another 700 participants online. We are anticipating that the Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will present his message before the face to face audience. We further anticipate having another seven prime ministers from within the region and Europe joining the conference, a positive leverage to the Exchange
Conference 2021 is set to be more exciting and entertaining than ever as there will be more persons in attendance than normal, and speakers and participants will be able to have more interaction as we are looking to target participants from across the globe.
We expect to have people join the Conference from Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, Latin America and the Caribbean. This shows that Conference 2021 reach will be greater and this will enhance the popularity of JSE’s Conference, making it among the best conferences in the world.
The Conference examines areas of growth, challenges and advancements that are currently shaping societies and the world economies and critique how economies and businesses can best manage such rapid changes and capitalize on opportunities for progress through provocative discussions, formal and informal.
The JSE’s Annual Conference brings together world class leaders and industry experts who willingly share their success secrets and demystify complex topics into common language that business people and professionals from every sector can understand and be equipped for the year ahead, to navigate successfully and thrive through the sweeping global trends and disruptions that are affecting every country and region.
To bring together key participants of the financial services industry to discuss and present ideas on issues pertinent to the development of the sector;
To facilitate a forum for the development of strategies necessary for the future growth of the sector in the region;
To assist in the creation of partnerships and improve understanding between financial institutions to allow for the generation of investment opportunities;
To provide a showcase for industry trends, products and services;
To create an awareness of the importance of the capital market to the economic development and prosperity of the society and region.
In recent years, the Conference has given special attention to attract Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through its Entrepreneurial Pitch Room, which has been very successful in building start- ups and strengthening fledging, yet great business ventures.
Successes over the years
The JSE over the years have put in focus discussion topics that have today seen changes in government policies and focus, in an effort to spur national development and create business opportunities; here are a few:
Exposure of Ponzi schemes in Jamaica
Rebuilding and doing business in Haiti
Sports as a business – Diamond League & World Cup Football
Junior Stock Market
Doing Business in China
Alternate energy - business lifeline
Doing business in Africa
The Conference may not always provide everyone with an immediate return on investment but does provide a productive platform, which builds confidence, spurs wealth creation and enable businesses and their sectors to thrive in an ever-evolving complex world economy.
1st Conference 2006 - Half Moon Hotel, Montego Bay
2nd Conference 2007 - Ritz Carlton Hotel, Montego Bay
3rd Conference 2008 - Rose Hall Hotel, Montego Bay
4th Conference 2009 - Rose Hall Hotel, Montego Bay
5th Conference 2010 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
6th Conference 2011 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
7th Conference 2012 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
8th Conference 2013 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
9th Conference 2014 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
10th Conference 2015 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
11th Conference 2016 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
12th Conference 2017 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
13th Conference 2018 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
14th Conference 2019 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
15th Conference 2020 - The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston
For further information and registration details for Conference 2021, contact the Jamaica Stock Exchange Marketing Department at (876) 967-3271, or firstname.lastname@example.org