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Topic: Entrepreneurship: The Case of Perishables Jamaica Ltd.

Session Type: Concurrent Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 11:10 - 11:55 am

Norman Wright - Managing Director, Perishables Jamaica Limited. He is an entrepreneur and executive with extensive experience in the household, personal care and tea industries at various levels, including quality control, research and general management in both local and international companies. Acts as Management Consultant to Jamaican Teas Ltd and also collaborates with other companies, institutions, researchers, students and individuals to commercialize indigenous Jamaican herbs and spices. An Advocate of the natural path of living. A mentor for hundreds of farmers and potential farmers and wild crafters on the economic value of planting and harvesting herbs and spices. Provides sponsorship for the development of herbs and spices farms. Currently involved in designing a research project on herbal medicine, to add to the global body of knowledge within evidence based medicine. Playing a pivotal role in a project to establish a centralized drying facility that will produce pathogen free dried herbs and spices, in Bossue South Manchester. The project is being funded by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund and Stakeholders in the industry. Once completed, the facility will be owned and operated by the South Manchester Herbs and Spices Co-operative Society Limited.

Topic: Tntegrating Persons with Disability in the Workforce

Session Type: Concurrent Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 2:55 - 3:40 pm

Iris Soutar holds a PhD in Education, MA – Educational Administration, Diploma in Education, Certificate in Deaf Education and a BA General. She is the Executive Officer, Jamaica Association for the Deaf (JAD) since 1989. Her responsibilities include management of the programmes of the JAD: 8 Special Education Schools and Units, Clinical and Social Services staffed by approximately 150 persons and 60 volunteers. Soutar was a Teacher at Lister Mair Gilby High School for the Deaf for four years and Principal for another nine years. Prior to this she was a Teacher at Mona Preparatory School for three years. Iris Soutar volunteers her service as Chairperson at the Abilities Foundation (A Pan-Disability Vocational Training Institution), Member of National Advisory Board on Disability, Director at Community Based Rehab Jamaica, Secretary at the Jamaica Coalition on the Rights of the Child and Member of the Disciplining & Membership Development Ministry Group Hope United Church.

Topic: Issues of HR Management; Facilitating movement of Women at the workplace

Session Type: Concurrent Workshop

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Time: 2:55 - 3:40 pm

Fritz Pinnock holds a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics and Accounting (Management Studies) from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, an M.Sc. in International Shipping and Logistics from the University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainable Development from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Pinnock is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics Transport, UK (FCILT) 1993. Career History Fritz Pinnock is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute since 2006. Previously, he served as the Group Managing Director for Lannaman and Morris (Shipping) Limited, Metro Investments Limited, Metro Logistics, Seafreight Jamaica Limited, Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Port. He has held several managerial positions with companies such as Jamaica Container Repair Services Limited (subsidiary of ZIM Shipping Line); Grace Kennedy & Company Limited; and Mutual Life Assurance Company Limited. Special Achievements and Activities Fritz Pinnock is an international motivational and conference speaker and has made presentations at various leadership, management and shipping seminars and workshops throughout the Caribbean, North & South America, Europe and Africa including Keynote speaker at the World Congress on Education, 2012 in Halifax, Canada. He is the Jamaica Association for Administrative Professionals (JAAP) Boss of the year for 2013-2014. He is an International Maritime and Logistics Consultant who has worked on numerous projects such in collaboration with the government of Canada, the International Development Bank (IDB), CARICOM and many regional ports. He is a board member on the HEART TRUST National Training Agency Board of Directors and a member of the National Apprenticeship Board. He is also a Management Trainer and has been a Senior Lecturer and Course Developer at the Caribbean Maritime Institute/British Columbia Institute of Technology (Canada) for the Caribbean region for over 12 years. He has also made numerous presentations and prepared international papers including:  Cruise and Cargo Operations and Management  Logistics and Supply Chain Management and the Future of the Shipping Industry  Container Terminal Operations and Management  Strategic Management in the Shipping and Logistics Industry Fritz has published several articles and research papers on shipping and logistics matters globally and has presented research papers to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). He is the author 3 books; • “Marine Terminal Operations & Management”, published in Canada, and currently being used at the Caribbean Maritime Institute. • “Caribbean Cruise Tourism: Power Relations Among Stakeholders” (Paperback), 2012, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN- 10: 3659126446. • Co-author with Dr. Yann Alix and Dr. Ibrahim Ajagunna “Global Maritime Transportation Corridors”, (2012). SEFICIL FOUNDATION, France (published in French, Spanish and English). Pinnock is a contributing writer and columnist (the Human Factor) to the Caribbean Maritime Magazine, the leading shipping magazine published by the Caribbean Shipping Association and has developed numerous course manuals. In addition to the above achievements, Fritz Pinnock is a special advisor to various agencies (governmental and non-governmental) and sits on several, institutional, community and sports related boards including the chairman of the Jamaica Rowing Federation and Chairman of the Associates Committee, Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC). Fritz is a counselor and advisor to various charities. He is married to Lois and has two daughters.

Topic: Entrepreneurship: The case of eMedia Interactive Ltd.

Session Type: Concurrent Workshop

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 11:10 - 11:55 am

Tyrone Wilson is Founder, President & CEO of eMedia Interactive Limited - The first new media company in Jamaica, connecting with audiences from an evolving range of platforms: our eZines (digital magazines) via email, online, social media and mobile applications; and iVu, our revolutionary online television network. The innovative company, operated out of the Technology Innovation Center in Kingston, has firmly cemented its spot as the bridge between traditional media and the dynamic new media. Publishers of digital magazine brand - eZines & the owner of iVu tv - the Caribbean region's 1st online tv network. He is an Advisory Board Member for Grace Kennedy Group, one of the largest companies on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and one of Jamaica's most reputable brands. He is also Advisory Board Member of the Entrepreneurship Degree Program - University of Technology, Jamaica Wilson is a Board Member of Coretalk Caribbean and the Jamaica College Old Boys Association. He was the 1st Vice President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Jamaica.

Topic: Ethical Professionalism and Best Practices: The International and Jamaican Challenge

Session Type: Plenary

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time: 8:50 - 9:40 am

Simon Culhane, Chartered FCSI Chief Executive, Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment Simon was appointed CEO of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in May 2004, having previously worked both with a number of blue chip financial companies and in Central Government. His previous role was at Deutsche Bank where he worked as Director, Chairman’s Office, Global Investment Banking. For three years prior to this, Simon was Deputy Director, Prime Minister’s Efficiency Unit, Cabinet Office where he was responsible for the Unit’s work in a number of major Government Departments. Simon spent his early career with Lloyds Bank plc in a number of roles including Senior Group Manager, Retail Banking and in Chicago, USA. A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and member of the Institute of Financial Services, Simon was educated at St Paul’s School London and the University of Surrey. He is married with four children and his interests include sailing and supporting AFC Wimbledon.

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