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We promise it will be even better! It’s our 11th Annual JBDC Small Business Expo & Conference. As we embark on this milestone event, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) takes this opportunity to reiterate its commitment to the sustainable and consistent development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Jamaica.

We recognize that training is critical to the development and ultimately the success of entrepreneurs. Lack of training could mean that the business will not grow beyond the first stage of enterprise development to other stages and possibly fail within the first five years of existence. This is why the JBDC Small Business Expo & Conference is like no other. Not only will you get a chance to interact with exhibitors, but throughout the day, you will benefit from non-stop sessions delivered by industry experts on subject matters relating to this year’s theme: THE BUSINESS ANATOMY: EXPLORING THE HIDDEN PARTS.

Main Speakers

We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak

Senator Damion Crawford
Managing Director, Crafton Holdings Limited
Dr. Christopher Malcolm
Executive Director - Street Law Caribbean/Senior Lecturer - Norman Manley Law School, UWI
Althea West–Myers
Manager - Business Advisory Services Department - Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Desrine Mcfarlane
Manager - Business Human Resource - 3M Interamerican Inc.
Wayne Robinson
Consultant/Entrepreneur/Adjunct Lecturer, UWI

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Morning Session
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Minding Gold Mrs. Althea West-Myers
Manager – Business Advisory Services, JBDC

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Organized to WIN Mr. Wayne Robinson
Consultant/Entrepreneur/Adjunct Lecturer, UWI

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Business Transformation: A Systems Approach Mr. Dwayne Walters
Channel Manager, SME and Partner channels, C&W Business

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Forging Connections: Your Business’ Lifeblood Mr. Adrian Beedle
Digital Media Consultant
Yello Media Jamaica Limited


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch Time 'Shellings'
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Managing Director, Crafton Holdings Ltd.

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Entertainment Kool Ravers


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Afternoon Session
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Making Social Media Marketing Your Business’ Mouthpiece Dr. Terri-Karell Reid
Gleaner Online Brand and Sales Manager
Mr. Rainford Wint
Sales Manager – Business Development & Marketing, The Gleaner

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Market Positioning: The Battle For Your Mind Mrs. Claire Grant
General Manager – Television Jamaica

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Connecting To Capital – Funding Business Growth Miss Melissa Bennett
Manager – Financial Support Services Unit, JBDC

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You And The Law Dr. Christopher Malcolm
Executive Director – Street Law Caribbean/Director – Mona Law Institutes Unit, UWI

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The Team and Your Dream Ms Desrine McFarlane
Manager, Business Human Resource, Jamaica & Trinidad – 3M

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Humanizing Innovation: The MC Systems Story Mr. Chad Gordon
Commercial Manager, Payroll Solutions - MC Systems

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Capital Structure & Satisfying Your Financing Miss Kadine Johnson

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Our Sponsors


  • Access Financial Services
  • Ashebre
  • Blends Day Spa
  • Brawta Living
  • Bureau of Standards Jamaica
  • CIBC First Caribbean International Bank
  • Companies Office of Jamaica
  • Dale Carnegie Training Centre
  • Development Bank of Jamaica
  • DGS Chartered Accountants
  • Dimex Technologies
  • EXIM Bank
  • First Heritage Co-op Credit Union
  • Irie Baby
  • Island Dolls
  • Jamaica Customs Agency
  • Jamaica Intellectual Property Office
  • Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association
  • Jamaica Stock Exchange
  • Jamsew Machines Sales & Services
  • JN Small Business Loans
  • Karen Booker Design Group
  • Legally Speaking
  • MC Systems
  • Mona Entrepreneurial and Commercialization Centre
  • National Commercial Bank
  • National Housing Trust
  • October Rayn Events Planning & Management
  • RJR 94 FM/TVJ
  • Senior Accounting Services
  • Skyshore Shipping Services
  • Tax Administration Jamaica
  • Taylor Made Productions
  • Technology Innovation Centre
  • The Gleaner Company
  • The Herald Printers
  • The Newtown Bakery
  • The Release
  • Things Jamaican
  • Travelr Taxi & Tours
  • Witter Promotional Ideas & Design
  • Yello Media Jamaica Limited

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