Upcoming sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference launches in South Florida

MIRAMAR – At the recently held 6th bi-annual Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015 at the Miramar Civic Center, Minister Brown, Jamaica’s Minister of State with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, encouraged the full participation in the Conference by the Jamaican Diaspora Community, “as there are numerous business opportunities to be gleaned at the Conference”.

The theme of the six-day Conference is “Jamaica and the Diaspora: Linking for Growth and Prosperity”, and will focus on investment and trade opportunities and social services, the role of the faith based organizations in development, and health and education.

The Conference will be convened at the Montego Bay Convention Center in St. James, and is open to all persons of Jamaican descent living overseas, and will also provide the opportunity to align the skills and expertise that reside in the Diaspora with business and social development in Jamaica.

In 2013, the Diaspora saw a record number of 1500 participants and each participated in the Market Place, a major exposition of local and Diaspora based products and services and Business to Business networking sessions. These will also be the highlight at this year’s Conference.

Photo Highlights From Launch

Sharing a light moment at the recently held Launch of the 6th bi-annual Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015 at the Miramar Civic Center. L-R: David Arrendondo, Chief Operating Officer, DIGICEL, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, Minister of State with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Suzette Rochester, Manager, Victoria Mutual Building Society – Florida Representative Office (C), and Hon. Franz Hall, Consul General of Jamaica to Miami and Susan Davis, former Diaspora Advisory Board Member for the SouthEast USA.
Jamaica’s Consul General, Franz Hall sharing details of the upcoming sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference (June 13-18), to a large number of nationals attending the recent Community Forum last Thursday (April 30), at the Miramar City Hall in Miramar.
Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, outlining the plans developed for the upcoming sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference (June 13-18).
Panelists at the recent Community Forum, last Thursday (April 30) outlining the plans developed for the upcoming sixth Biennial Jamaica National Diaspora Conference (June 13-18), to a large number of nationals at the Miramar City Hall in Miramar. Seated from left: Mr. Robert Scott, JAMPRO’s Vice President for Trade and Business Development, Ms. Lisa Ogilvie, Project Manager for the Jamaica National Diaspora Conference, Jamaica’s Consul General, Mr. Franz Hall, and Hon. Arnaldo Brown, MP, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade with responsibility for Diaspora Affairs.
Photo by David I Muir

For further information, persons may contact the Jamaican Embassy in Washington D.C., or the Jamaican Consulates-General, located in Miami and New York.  Similar launch events have also taken place in New York, Canada and the Cayman Islands.

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