Celebrate your success with us in a unique environment where business and pleasure thrive harmoniously.

Our platform is designed to drive a paradigm shift in the economic outlook of host territories by offering accelerated networks facilitating high-level partnerships and investment. We have a strong track record for attracting an audience of global business luminaries, innovators, influencers, and investors 

key pillars

We have built our brand on a number of key pillars, including:

Transformation

Transforming the international business image of our partner territories, shifting mindsets and positively affecting the way business is done

Collaboration

Strengthening engagement with U.S. counterparts and the diaspora. Attracting global investment, influence and media to target territories

Leadership

Driving thought leadership on business strategy, economic growth and development, technology and innovation

Entrepreneurship

Promotion of entrepreneurship and new enterprise. Connecting people and organizations with ideas, opportunities and resources

PAST SPEAKERS

Lord Michael Hastings

Global Head of Citizenship, KPMG

KPMG International's Global Head of Corporate Citizenship, Lord Michael Hastings was previously the BBC's Head of Public Affairs and the first Head of Corporate Responsibility. He is also the second... read full bio

Ann-Marie Campbell

Executive Vice President, The Home Depot Inc

Ms. Ann-Marie Campbell currently serves as an Executive Vice President of US Stores at The Home Depot, Inc. Over her career at The Home Depot spanning 30 years, she has... read full bio

HON. DR. NIGEL CLARKE

Dr. Clarke has previously served as Ambassador of Economic Affairs where he represented Jamaica’s interests with multilateral institutions and also served as a Senator between 2013 and 2015. His public... read full bio

Wayne Hewett

Chairman, DiversiTech Corporation; Board Member, The Home Depot Inc. and General Electric

Recently appointed to the board of Wells Fargo, Mr. Hewett is a seasoned executive leader who has worked across a number of industries. Since March 2018, he has served as... read full bio

Jeff Pulver

Co-Founder, Vonage; Chairman, Alchemist

Throughout his highly successful international career, Jeff Pulver is known for promoting internet communications and telephony and has changed the way the world communicates. An "Order" named after Jeff Pulver... read full bio

Jimmy Nguyen

CEO, NChain

After a 21-year career as an intellectual property and digital technology lawyer, Jimmy joined nCHain Group as nChain Group CEO, Diversity & Innovation. Over the course of his private practice... read full bio

Peter Blair Henry

Dean Emeritus, NYU Stern School of Business; Board Member, CitiGroup and General Electric

A current member of the board of Citi Group, Peter is an author and economist, having led one of the world's most recognized business schools - at NYU - as... read full bio

Dr. Bernard Harris

Founder and CEO, Vesalius Ventures Inc.

Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm that supports and invests in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and companies.... read full bio

Christopher Edgerton Warburton

Founding Partner, Lion’s Head Global Partners

Christopher “Edge” Egerton-Warburton is a Founding Partner of Lion’s Head Global Partners, a London-based merchant bank that provides advisory, financial structuring, capital raising and asset management services, specializing in Development,... read full bio

LINDA HILL

PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Hill is regarded as one of the... read full bio

STERLING HAWKINS

GLOBAL LEADER ON INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Sterling Hawkins has become a master of innovation through massive changes and obstacles he has experienced in his own life. As a business leader, entrepreneur investor and futurist, Sterling is... read full bio

PAUL B. SCOTT

CHAIRMAN AND CEO, MUSSON GROUP

Mr. P.B. Scott is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Shareholder of the Musson Group. His Chairmanship extends to Musson’s subsidiaries and affiliates; namely Facey Group Ltd, T. Geddes... read full bio

ANDREW MAHFOOD

CEO, WISYNCO GROUP LTD.

Andrew Mahfood is the Chief Executive Officer of Wisynco Group Ltd. one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods in the Caribbean representing global brands including Coca-Cola, Unilever,... read full bio

JEFFREY HALL

CEO, JAMAICA PRODUCERS LTD.

Jeffrey Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of Jamaica Producers Group (JP). JP is listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and has its primary interests in manufacturing, agri-business and logistics... read full bio

TIM HENTSCHEL

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, HOTELPLANNER.COM

Mr. Tim Hentschel is the Co-Foudner and Chief Executive Officer of HotelPlanner & Meetings.com. Hentschel was an early leader in providing online resources for group travel, becoming a mainstay for... read full bio

MICHAEL WRIGHT

PRESIDENT AND CEO, INOLIFE SCIENCES INC.

Michael is a passionate entrepreneur with over 20 years experience as an executive and over 25 years experience in the financial industry having served served many commercial industry leaders, both... read full bio

DR. JASON MARS

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, CLINC

Dr. Jason Mars is co-founder and CEO of Clinc, the cutting-edge A.I. startup that developed Finie, a customizable, voice-activated personal financial assistant and intelligence platform for banks. He is a... read full bio

SEAN WATSON

MANAGING DIRECTOR, INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM, SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Sean Watson is a social entrepreneur, innovation strategist, and coalition-builder who has spent the past decade working with corporations, impact organizations, governments, and startups to transform critical business and societal... read full bio

HON. WAYNE M. CAINES JP MP

Min. Caines graduated Oakwood University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and a Minor in Political Science. He went on to obtain a Law Degree at the University... read full bio

ODETTA ROCKHEAD-KERR

COUNTRY HEAD AND VICE PRESIDENT, SUTHERLAND GLOBAL

A senior executive in the Business Process Outsourcing and Transformation space with over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, Odetta Rockhead-Kerr is the Country Head and Vice President at Sutherland Jamaica... read full bio

DIANE EDWARDS

PRESIDENT, JAMPRO

Diane Edwards is the President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) – the national investment and export promotion agency. Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience in international marketing and business... read full bio

MARK CROSKERY

CEO, SSL GROWTH EQUITY LTD.

Mr. Mark Croskery is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SSL Growth Equity Limited, parent Company of SSL that provides growth equity and finance for entrepreneurs and companies in Jamaica and... read full bio

MAURO MIYAKE

DIRECTOR OF PARTNERS AND SALES, MICROSOFT

Mauro has over 25 years of work experience starting his career as a SMB owner at age 17 in Sao Paulo city, Brazil, during a period of high inflation and... read full bio

THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

KIRK-ANTHONY HAMILTON

KIRK-ANTHONY HAMILTON

ENTREPRENEUR/GLOBAL INFLUENCER, CO-FOUNDER AND CURATOR

Kirk-Anthony is architectural designer turned dynamic entrepreneur, investor, community curator and founder of the Infiniti Partnership, The Destination Experience and Tech Beach Retreat. His primary mission is to elevate the Caribbean’s position as a business destination by creating connections with global business ecosystem and catalyze wealth creation opportunities for the region.

MICHELE-ANNE HAMILTON

MICHELE-ANNE HAMILTON

MARKETING ENTREPRENEUR, CO-FOUNDER AND CURATOR

An experienced marketer with a history of providing brands with excellent personalized service and valuable return on investment. Michele has worked with companies large and small and understands how to build dope brands on any budget. She is an internationally published photographer, her work has been featured in numerous publications as well as on the big screen in Time Square, New York.

DR. DAVID WALCOTT

DR. DAVID WALCOTT

MANAGING PARTNER & CURATOR

A Medical Doctor and Investor, David recently completed his Ph.D. and mini-MBA at the University of Oxford & INSEAD University respectively, as a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught himself 6 foreign languages to be able to connect the Caribbean to the world. He attended the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2018, and is focused on driving transformation of healthcare in the region through investing in medical tourism, digital health, wellness and medical education.

THE COMMITTEE

Stephen Facey

CEO, Pan Jam

Paula Kerr Jarrett

Director, Barnett Ltd

Thalia Lyn

CEO, Island Grill

Sir Paul Altman

Chairman, Altman Real Estate

Mauricio Pulido

CEO, GB Energy

Zachary Harding

CEO, Hyperion Equity LLC.

Chris Reckord

CEO, tTech

Novia McDonald-Whyte

Snr. Editor,The Jamaica Observer

Dr. David Panton

Chairman, Panton Capital

Michael McMorris

CEO, Kronos ID

OUR COMMUNITY

The US$100 Billion Room

A snapshot of Participants and speakers across our series of events including Techbeach Retreat. We’ve built a global business ecosystem that attracts business luminaries, influencers, celebrities, sports icons, media and royalty.

Hon. Andrew Holness

Prime Minister of Jamaica

Hon.Wes Edens

Co-Founder Fortress Investments

Hon.Dr. Patrick Byrne

Founder and Chairman Overstock.com

Hon.Michael Lee-Chin

Founder and Chairman Portland Holding

Hon.Jack Dorsey

Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman, Twitter & Square

Hon.Wes HaLL

Kingsdale Shareholder Services, Canada

Hon.Marie McKenzie

Global Vice Pres. Carnival Corp.

Hon.Chris Blackwell

Chairman Island Outpost

Hon.Paul Scott

Chairman, The Musson

Hon.Dr. Sabrina Kaye

Founder and Chairman Fremont Investments

Hon.Peter Blair Henry Dean

NYU Stern School of Business

Hon.Paul Doyle

Chairman, Crane Resorts

Hon.Kelly Tomblin

CEO, Intren

Hon.Michael V. Roberts

Chairman, The Roberts’ Companies

Hon.H.E. Audrey Marks

Jamaica’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Hon.Prince Michael of Kent

Hon.Alex McKenzie

President, IFS Securtie

Hon.William Mahfood

Chairman, Wisynco Group

Hon.Michael Rollins

President RoseHall Development

Hon.Douglas Orane

Former CEO & Chairman, Grace Kennedy

Hon.Dr. Auliana Poon

Founder and CEO Tourism Intelligence

Hon.Dr. Bernard Harris

Founder and MD Vesalius Ventures

Hon.Jeff Pulver

Co-Founder Vonage

Hon.John Burbank

Founder and CIO Passport Capital

Hon.Nandi Witter Byer

Director of Technology Investments, Barclays

Hon.Rania Hoteit

Founder and CEO, ID4A Technologies

Hon.Julius Erving

NBA Legend

Hon.Tom Desanto

Award Winning Film Producer, X-Men

Hon.Valerie Mosley

Founder and CEO Valmo Ventures

OUR PURPOSE
AND IMPACT

EVENT SCHEDULE

Main Events : April 2 to 4, 2020

Below is the event schedule for The Destination Experience. Opportunities exist for private sponsor events to be added to the roster

WELCOME RECEPTION

2 April 7:00am-9:30pm

Welcome to Jamaica! A light meet and greet introducing our international guests to their local counterparts. A casual affair fusing island delights and entertainment. Hosted by one of the island’s business luminaries. 

VISIONARIES’ SUMMIT

3 April 10:00am-5:00pm

An interactive master class in innovation and business, exploring global trends, ground breaking ideas and new technologies with industry pioneers who push beyond the boundaries of reality daily.

THE MASTERS’ OF INDUSTRY RECEPTION & FLAGSHIP PARTY

3 April 8:00am-2:00pm

A celebration of success featuring world class dining, hand crafted cocktails and entertainment in honour of our business luminaries and our supporting partners. We showcase our host territory through a totally unexpected and exciting setting.

THE INFLUENCER COMMUNITY DINNERS

4 April 7:00am-10:00pm

An interactive master class in innovation and business, exploring global trends, ground breaking ideas and new technologies with industry pioneers who push beyond the boundaries of reality daily.

Reasons to attend TVS

MEET INDUSTRY GIANTS & ENJOY UNRIVALED ACCESS

You are a trailblazer in not only your industry but also the global community. Our community targets captains of industry and influencers with global reach. Our relaxed non-hierarchical environments make for relationship building seamless.

EXPLORE NEW FRONTIERS AND BE AHEAD OF THE LEARNING CURVE

Learn from the best and grow. The Visionaries’ Summit provides the opportunity to engage your peers in organic conversations and stay ahead of the curve on matters of global relevance, pertinent to your business. Our presenters will share their journeys to success and strategies for navigating the challenges and opportunities of the new technology driven multi-dimensional global economy.

UNPARALELLED DIVERSITY VIA OUR MULTI-STAKEHOLDER APPROACH

We successfully bring together leadership from all facets of the business ecosystem, including Business Executives and Titans of Business, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Government Officials, Multi Lateral Agencies, Innovators, Big Media and other influencers across a wide variety of sectors and expertise.

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EXPERIENCE

We will stimulate your mind and your senses as we provide a variety of curated experiences anchored by our extremely diverse audience representing various geographies and industries.

MIX AND MINGLE

Above all we want you to enjoy yourself. Participate in one or many of our planned activities and you will have an amazing time. There is no better way to truly connect with someone than when they feel relaxed and comfortable and we curate the space for this to happen, seamlessly.

ENJOY BEAUTIFUL JAMAICA

They say ‘Once you go you know,’ ditch your city for a restful but productive weekend on the island of Jamaica, one of the most culturally powerful nations on earth. We promise the people, the food, the ambiance and the scenery will blow your mind.

WHO INVESTS HERE?

Michael

Michael Lee-Chin

Jamaican born and ‘self-made’, Michael Lee-Chin owns the largest bank in Jamaica and continues to head the island’s Economic Growth Council as the country’s growth czar on a mission to attract investment and drive growth in Jamaica.

Michael

Sir Richard Branson

The Virgin Atlantic Founder loves Jamaica. In 2016 he acquired BMR Energy as a part of a vision to help drive the region to being Carbon neutral.

Michael

John Malone

The media Mogul who bought the Formula One also acquired one of the region’s two largest telecoms in what closed 2015 as Latin America’s largest M&A transaction.

Michael

Wes Edens

This business magnate is transforming the energy landspace in the region. He is the Founder of US$70 billion Fortress Investment Group, which was acquired by Softbank in 2017 is also the Founder of New Fortress Energy, a company aggressively investing in energy infrastructure in Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Michael

Butch Stewart

The Jamaican Founder of the Caribbean's only super brand, Sandals, has been aggressively investing in the region for over 40 years.

Michael

Chris Blackwell

The music industry legend and former South Beach hotel magnate, owns some of the island’s most magnificent resort properties. He is best known for his involvement in the careers of Bob Marley, Grace Jones and U2 amongst many others.

Partners