Conference Agenda

Restructuring, Restoring and Renewing:

Re-Connecting the Pillars of the Capital Markets

The Agenda

While an agenda is crafted to show participants a list of activities to be done and at what time these activities are done, the Jamaica Stock Exchange’s conference agenda has been tailored to inform, excite, thrill and open the minds of our participants to the possibilities that exist within and beyond our borders.

We bring together the best speakers to impact our audiences and motivate our participants to achieve the finer things of life. Hence, the JSE’s agenda will not only educate but will facilitate the growth and development of country, business and individual.

Venues: The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel & Virtual

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hotel Check-In and Registration
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails
7:00 p.m. – 7:25 p.m. National Anthem & Prayer
Master of Ceremonies:

Dr. Terri-Karelle Reid
Strengthening the Capital Markets Through Sustainable Development

Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest 

- Managing Director, Jamaica Stock Exchange

Restoration and Renewal: A New Vision for the Capital Markets

Mr. Julian Mair 

- Chairman, Jamaica Stock Exchange

7:25 p.m. - 7:35 p.m. Exploring the Keys to Capital Markets Success

Mr. Steven Gooden

- Chief Executive Officer, NCB Capital Markets Limited
7:35 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Entertainment
7:45 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. The Changing International Environment and its Impact on Emerging Markets

Mr. Gregory A. Fisher

- Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, 

Fixed Income & Wealth Management; Jefferies

(The Global Economic Outlook)

7:55 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Incentivizing Dynamism in the Region: Key Strategies for Economic Survival

The Most Honourable Andrew Holness ON, MP
- Prime Minister
8:20 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Vote of Thanks
8:00am Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Tracy-Ann Spence
NCB Capital Markets Limited (NCBCM)
Regional Economic Prospects and Threats: Views and Actions of Multi-Lateral Agencies
Mrs. Therese Turner-Jones
- General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group; Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Session 1
9:00 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Mr. Timar Jackson
Going for Growth: Creating Economic Opportunities During and Post COVID-19
The Honourable Nigel Clarke, DPhil., MP
- Minister of Finance & the Public Service
9:40 a.m. – 10-:00 a.m.
Mr. Fernando Losada
Managing Director Global Emerging Markets Oppenheimer & Co. Inc
Given the Pandemic, Caribbean entities ability to access the international capital markets in the “new normal.”
Mr. Juan Carlos Lorenzo
- Managing Director and Head of Latin America and Caribbean Debt Capital, Jefferies
10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Mr. Christopher Chaplin
Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Philadelphia
Investing in the Capital Markets – Private & Public Sectors Way Forward
Mr. John Liguori
- Chief Investment Officer, Jefferies
Mr. Sean Newman
- Executive Vice-President and Chief Investment Officer, Sagicor Group Jamaica Ltd.
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Gifford Rankine General Manager
Group Digital Services JMMB Group Limited Cable & Wireless
Leveraging Digital Transformation for Capital Markets Development: Closing the Digital Divide
Mr. David Cox,
- CANTO Chairman,
Head of Regulatory Affairs, Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC)
11:00 a.m. – 11-:25 a.m. Networking Session / Coffee Break
Session 2
COVID-19 Experiences - Planning for the Future Amid Uncertainties
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ms. Tricia Nicholas
Paralegal & Executive Member, Dolla Financial Services Limited
Mr. Reginald M. Browne
Principal, GTS Securities
Mr. Sergiy Shchavyelyev
CEO and Founder
EquityLine Mortgage Investment Corporation
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mr. Greg Johnson
Regional Investment Environment for Fixed Income
Mr. Thomas Jackson, Oppenheimer
Mr. Fernando Losada, Oppenheimer
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ms. Stacy-Ann Tait
CFA Vice President - Investments
Identifying Regulatory Gaps in the Capital Markets: Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward
Mr. Phil Mackintosh,
- Chief Economist, Nasdaq
Mr. Everton McFarlane
- Executive Director, Financial Services Commission, Jamaica
Mrs. Judith Ramlogan
- Chief Executive Officer, Companies Office of Jamaica
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Gregory A. Fisher
Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, Fixed Income & Wealth Management; Jefferies
Trading Summary of Central America and the Caribbean Sovereign Debt During 2020/21 Pandemic
Mr. Adam Groothuis
- Managing Director / Co-Head of Emerging Market Sales and Trading, Jefferies
Session 3
2:00 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Ms. Tuula Jalaasja
Global Medical Response to COVID-19: A Call for Collaboration with the Capital Markets
Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, MP
- Minister, Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW)
Mr. Kurt Boothe
- Chief Executive Officer, Medical Disposables and Supplies Limited
3:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Ms. Simona Watkis
Conversations with Mrs. Michelle Obama
Question and Answer Session with the Former First Lady of the United States of America
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Nathaniel Peat
Venture Capital Pitch Room
Mr. Herbert Hall,
- VP Investments, NCB Capital Markets Limited
8:00 p.m. – 8:55 p.m. Signature Networking Event: Fashion, Cultural Performances & Cuisine
7:00am Registration
Session 4
The Business of Growth
8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.
Mr. Dashan Hendricks
CEOs Meet the Press: Companies Outlook for 2021 & Beyond
Mr. Berisford Grey
- Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sygnus Capital
Mrs. Jacinth Hall-Tracey
- Managing Director, Lasco Financial Services Limited
Mrs. Audrey Tugwell Henry
- President & CEO, Scotia Group Jamaica Limited
9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
Ms. Dennise Williams,
CEO Financially Focused Inc.
High Quality Liquid Assets :Regulatory Frame Work & Market Opportunities
Dr. Jide Lewis
- Division Chief, Financial Institutions Supervisory Division, Bank of Jamaica
Mr. Matthew Kennedy
- Senior Vice-President, Wealth Management, Jefferies
Ms. Annya Walker
- Vice President, Strategy, Research, Innovation and Projects, NCB Capital Markets Limited
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Cedric Thompson
Senior Portfolio Manager
Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation
Panel Discussion
The Role of Alternative Investments in Assisting with Recovery in the Caribbean
Mr. Simon Johnson
- AVP, Alternative Investments and Structured Finance, Barita Investments Limited
Ms. Simone Hudson,
- CFA, AVP Alternatives and Fund Management , NCB Capital Markets Limited
Mr. Juan Carlos Lorenzo
- Managing Director and Head of Latin America and Caribbean Debt Capital, Jefferies
Mr. Jason Morris
- Co-Founder, Executive VP & Chief Investment Officer at Sygnus Group
Session 5
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Carol Robertson,
Director C&W Business Jamaica
Round Table Discussion
Capital Markets Intermediaries
Restoring and Renewing the Capital Markets– With Technology as the Key Driver

Mr. Robert Cook
- Senior VP Market Development, Canadian Securities Exchange
Mr. Kadeen Mairs
- Chief Executive Officer, Dolla Financial Services Limited
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Cecil Foster
Managing Director FosRich Company Limited
The Green Economy: Getting the Caribbean Ready and the Green Future of the Capital Markets
Miss María Netto
- Financial Markets Principal Specialist - Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Renewable Energy To Drive Economic Growth In The Caribbean
Mr. Johann Heyl
- Senior Industry Representative, Huawei Solar
11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break / Networking Opportunity
Session 6
11:32 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Karren Dunkley
Principal/ Principal/CEO of KND Consulting, LLC, and Co-proprietor of Spiritz of Montego Bay
The Supply Value Chain – Preventing Disruption in a Crisis
Mr Patrick Gordon
- Lead Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers USA
Mr. Brian Boothe
- Senior General Manager, Corporate, Commercial and Consumer Banking, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited
Mr. Derrick Cotterell
- Chairman & Group Chief Executive Officer, Derrimon Trading Company Limited
12:32 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mr. Angus Young
Panel Discussion
Diversification from Product to Capital - Improving the Revenue Streams and Mitigating External Shocks
Prof. the Hon. Henry Lowe, OJ, CD, JP
- Executive Chairman, Environmental Health Foundation
Mr. Anthony N. Sabga III
- Chief Executive Officer of ANSA McAL Limited Group of Companies / Chairman Caribbean Development Company
Mr. Andrew Leo-Rhynie
- Head of Mergers & Acquisition
- GraceKennedy Limited, GraceKennedy Limited
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. IEEE Innovation Pitch Competition
Lunch / Networking Session
Session 7
Building for the Future
2:31 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ms. Lamar Harris
Going Forward and Connecting the Dots Between Small Business & Capital - The Key to Building a Resilient Economy
Ms. Natalie Hill
- Senior Manager, Member Engagement, Toronto Region Board of Trade
Laurence W. Zeifman
- Partner, Zeifman
Mr. Mark W. Wilson, CIM®
- Vice President, Associate Portfolio Manager, Allvista Investment Management Inc
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Karren Dunkley
Panel Discussion
Connecting Tourism & Agriculture: Mitigating the Impact on these Key Regional Industries
The Honourable Edmund Bartlett, CD, MP.
Minister of Tourism, Jamaica
Mrs. Rosa Harris
- Director of Tourism, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Madame Myriam Jean
- Ministre du Tourisme, Haïti

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Local Sponsor:

The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel (Conference Location)