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Presentations from the 2021 staging of the PIOJ GIP Economic Growth Forum Series

The 2021 staging of the PIOJ GIP Economic Growth Forum Series was held in three parts between March and May

The discussions provided an opportunity to identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration on practical, innovative solutions around specific aspects of Jamaica’s economic growth. View the documents and videos at the links below:

 

FORUM 1: HOW TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTIONS CAN SUPPORT GROWTH

Watch Forum 1, March 25, 2021

Individual Presentations:

Technological Disruptions: Supporting Growth – Presenter: Ms Anika Shuttleworth, CEO (Acting) eGov Jamaica LtdWatch video

Impact of the Implementation of Technological Innovations on Jamaica’s Competitiveness/ Business Environment – Presenter: Mr Gabriel Heron, VP Marketing & NCC Secretariat, JAMPRO Watch video

Disruptive Technology and Disruptive Innovation – Presenter: Mr Jason Scott, Head of Digital Transformation, GraceKennedy General Insurance and Deputy President, Jamaica Technology Digital Alliance (JTDA) (formerly Jamaica Computer Society, JCS) — Watch video

Key Takeaways from Forum 1

 

FORUM 2: DIVERSIFICATION FOR FASTER RECOVERY AND GROWTH

Watch Forum 2, April 29, 2021

Individual Presentations:

Faster Recovery and Economic Growth: Post COVID-19 opportunities for expanding local and international markets – Presenter: Ms Diane Edwards, President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) — Watch video

MSME’s Role in Supporting the Diversification of Jamaica’s Economy: Practical Solutions and Opportunities to Pivot During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic – Presenter: Mr Mark Tracey, Project Executive, Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Access to Finance Facilitation Panel Programme (AFFP) — Watch video

Launch of Emerging Industries in Jamaica (Working Paper)Mrs Kamesha Blake, Private Sector Development Specialist, Growth Inducement Programme Watch video

GIP Emerging Industries Working Paper

Key Takeaways from Forum 2

 

FORUM 3: TOWARDS LONG-TERM RESILIENCE AND STABLE GROWTH

Watch Forum 3, May 27, 2021

Individual Presentations:

Towards Long-Term Resilience and GrowthMr Richard Byles, Governor, Bank of JamaicaWatch video

Jamaica’s Financial Sector: COVID-19 PandemicMr Jerome Smalling, President, Jamaica Bankers AssociationWatch Video

So, You’ve had a Pandemic. What to Expect – Dr Damien King, Executive Director,  Caribbean Policy Research Institute (CAPRI)Watch video

Key Takeaways from Forum 3