Nov 27 - 28, 2018
Jamaica Conference Centre
14-20 Port Royal Street,
The specific objective is to provide a forum for expanded dialogue and highlighting best practices on green economic growth and increased regional and international trade and investment in Bamboo; and to agree on and develop a roadmap for a new regional program – Bamboo for the Caribbean – that enables CARICOM Member States to fully realize the potential of their bamboo resources.
Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, M.P.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries
Mr. Lu Wenming
Deputy Director General of INBAR
Hon. J.C. Hutchinson
Minister without Portfolio, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF)
Senator Matthew Samuda
Mr. Stephen Wedderburn
Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)
Dr. Carey Wallace
Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)
Mr. Robert Rainford
Chairman, Bamboo Industry Association of Jamaica
Miss Valerie Veira
Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Dr. Wayne St. Aubyn Henry, BSc (Hons), MBA (Hons), M.A., Ph.D, J.P.
Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
Dr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, Jr.
Director, Mona Geoinformatics Institute, UWI
Representative from MFAFT (TBC)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
Dr Wu Junqi
Director of Global Communication Department, INBAR
Ms. Diane Edwards
Mr. Gladstone Rose
Director, Special Projects, BSJ & INBAR Focal Point, Jamaica
Mrs. Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams
INBAR Council Member
Mr. Adane Berhe Kerso
Chief Executive Officer, Adal Industries P.L.C. (ETHIOPIA)
Ms. Verónica Correa Giraldo
MembeMember, Construction Task Force-INBAR, México
Mr. Pablo Jacome
Mr. PU Ji
General Manager, Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-Based Composites Technology Co., Ltd.
Mr. Jiao Jiwen
Director International Cooperation Tus-Clean Energy Co., Ltd – R.P CHINA
Mr. David Knight
Chief Executive Officer Resource Fiber LLC – USA
Mr. Mario Salan
Partner, Island Pulp & Paper
Mr. David Stedeford
Caribbean Bamboo Pulp & Paper, UK
Mr. Martin Tam
Founder & CEO of Able Mart Limited
Mr. Trinh Thang Long
Programme Coordinator of Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan for green development (GABAR), International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)
Dr. Suzanne Shaw
Managing Director & Head of Impact Investment, The Leap Company
Mr. Harold Davis
Deputy CEO, Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Miss Lisa Callender BSc., EMBA, MA
Founder & Lead Consultant, ProTradeConsult™
Professor Nilza Aples
Dean Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica
Dr. Marva Blankson
Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, UTECH
Dr Sylvia Adjoa Mitchell
Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology, UWI
Ms. Charmaine Marie Brimm, BSc (Hons), MBA.
Technical Specialist: Socio-Economic Development, Community Renewal Programme (CRP) Unit, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
Ms. Saffrey Brown
Head of Innovation, The Leap Company
Mrs. Alicia Edwards
Manager – Forest Resource Information Management, Forestry Department
Mr. Mark Nash
President and CEO of Advanced Pulp and Paper Machinery
Symposium At A Glance
The Caribbean International Bamboo Symposium (CIBS) will take place over two (2) days with a Field Visit to bamboo productive enterprises.
Symposium Day 1Tuesday - November 27
Symposium Day 2Wednesday - November 28
Bamboo Enterprises Field Visit Day 3Thursday - November 29
The Jamaica Conference Centre is the Caribbean’s most sophisticated meeting place. Located on the picturesque Kingston Waterfront in the heart of the downtown business district, the Conference Centre is a beautiful blend of Jamaican architecture and functional elegance, offering a comprehensive range of facilities and services to meet the most stringent requirements of conference planners. The Centre has five (5) conference rooms, all of which are equipped for simultaneous interpretation of six languages.
The Conference Centre provides a 2,400 sq. ft. Exhibition Hall with track lighting adjoining the upstairs cafeteria. Additional exhibition spaces are available throughout the Centre.
The Centre has adequate parking for Symposium participants in the adjoining multi-storey parking facility, which is connected at the first floor level to the Conference Centre by a pedestrian bridge. The cost for parking will be covered by the Symposium.