Thursday, November 15, 2018

OPENING REMARKS

H.E. Riyad Insanally, Ambassador of Guyana

H.E. RIYAD INSANALLY
Ambassador of Guyana

BIO

Roundtable I - Legislative & Policy Framework

MICHELLE A. BROOKS

Michelle A. Brooks, US Department of Commerce

Country Specialist Caribbean Region

International Trade Administration 

U.S. Dept. of Commerce. 

BIO

DAV-ERNAN KOWLESSAR

Dav-Ernan Kowlessar, Head of Secretariat, Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC)

Secretary and Head of Secretariat

Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC)

BIO

SALLY YEARWOOD

Sally Yearwood

Former Executive Director
Caribbean Central American Action

BIO

BARTON CLARKE

Barton Clarke, Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)

Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI)

BIO

Roundtable II - Regulatory & Technical Issues - Ports

LCDR ZEKE LYONS

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International Port Security Program Coast Guard 

BIO

DARWIN TELEMAQUE

Darwin Telemaque, Chief Executive Officer, Antigua Port Authority

Chief Executive Officer

Antigua Port Authority 

BIO

Lunch Session - Issues on Industrial Hemp & Medical Canabis

SCHERIL MURRAY POWELL, ESQ.

Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.

Managing Partner

Scheril Murray Powell, P.A 

BIO

DR. GARY RHULE

Dr. Gary Rhule, Golden Bay Developments

Golden Bay Developments

BIO

CHUCK MORGAN

Chuck Morgan, RS2DO

Business Development Consultant

RS2DO

BIO

Roundtable III - Innovation in SMART Agri-Business

SABINE O'HARA

Sabine U. O'Hara, Dean of CAUSES and Land-grant Programs University of the District of Columbia

Dean of CAUSES and Land-grant Programs University of the District of Columbia

BIO

MIGUEL GARCIA WINDER

Miguel Garcia Winder

Manager, Center for Strategic Analysis for Agriculture (CAESPA) at IICA. 

BIO

BENJAMIN BRANCH

Dr. Benjamin Branch is the Deputy Librarian at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

Deputy Librarian at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus 

Jamaica

BIO

AARON KOREWA

Aaron Kowera, McCain Institute, ASU

Project Coordinator

Decision Theater

McCain Institute for International Leadership, ASU

BIO

SINCLAIR SKINNER

Sinclair Skinner, BitMari

Co-Founder
BitMari - Pan-African Bitcoin Wallet

BIO

Friday, November 16, 2018

Keynote Speaker

AMBASSADOR SELWIN HART

Ambassador Selwin Hart

Executive Director, Caribbean

Inter-American Development Bank 

BIO

Roundtable IV - Industry Associations Agricultural Sector

SHAHERA MCKOY

Shahera McKoy, BELTRAIDE

Manager of ExportBelize

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service

(BELTRAIDE)

BIO

JEREMY COON

Jeremy Coon

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Representative
Inter-American Foundation (IAF)

BIO

RACHEL (RAHA) SHAHIDSALES

Rachel (Raha) Shahidsaless is a Senior Private Sector Specialist at the World Bank Group

Senior Private Sector Specialist at the World Bank Group

BIO

VASSEL STEWART

Vassel Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA)

Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA)

BIO

Roundtable V - Micro-Insurance and Marketing Ecosystems

AARON MOSES

Aaron Moses, Caribbean Confederation of Credit Unions

Director for the Caribbean

 World Confederation of Credit Unions

BIO

ELDA DEVARIE

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President, EMD SALES

BIO

STEVE MCDONALD

Steve McDonald, YAADMarket

Owner & CEO

YAAD Markets

BIO

HARRY CROYDON

Harry Croydon, Microfinance

CEO

Microfinance.com

BIO

WILL BULLOCK

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National Cooperative Business Association

BIO

Stories From The Field

KIMONE GOODEN

Kimone Gooden, Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force

Chair, Jamaica Diaspora Agriculture Task Force

BIO

NEIL CURTIS

Neil Curtis, Farm Up Jamaica

Founder and Executive Director

Farm Up Jamaica

BIO

PAUL GUENETTE

Paul Guenette, ACDI VOCA

Chief Communications Officer

ACDI VOCA

BIO

Roundtable VI - FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

ALISON GERMAK

Alison Germak

Director of Corporate Development Overseas Private Investment Corporation

BIO

MICHAEL K. JACKSON

Michael K. Jackson, US EXIM Bank

Export Finance Manager at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) 

BIO

KELLEE JAMES

Kellee James, Mercaris

Founder & CEO

MERCARIS

BIO