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.
Minister of Planning or Finance
Institutional reform to enable bamboo development or National budget allocation for R&D and investment in Bamboo
Lisa Callender BSc., EMBA, MA
Founder & Lead Consultant, ProTradeConsult™
Dr Sylvia Adjoa Mitchell
Senior Lecturer in Biotechnology, UWI
Miss Valerie Veira
Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Dr. Carey Wallace
Executive Director of the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF)
Mr. Harold Davis
Deputy CEO, Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Professor Nilza Aples
Dean Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology, Jamaica
Dr. Hans Friederich
Director General of INBAR
Mr. Gladstone Rose
Representative from MFAFT (TBC)
Representative of DBJ (TBC)
Representative from Forestry Department
Hon. Fayval Williams, M.P
Ministry of Finance and the Public Service
Mr. Peter Jervis
CEO, Meishan- R.P CHINA
Mr. Ling Ye
Director, Research Center for Bamboo Winding Composite
Dr Wu Junqi
Executive Director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ)
Mr. Junjie Zhang
Director Tus-Leadhorse Energy Co –R.P CHINA
Bio Briquettes and Morgan’s Bank
Mr. Adane Berhane
Chief Executive Officer, Adal Industries P.L.C. (ETHIOPIA)
Mr. Thrin Thang Long
GABAR Coordinator INBAR
How Bamboo could contribute to the CARICOM Strategy Plan
Senior Director, Industry Division, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries (MICAF)
Wayne St. Aubyn Henry, BSc (Hons), MBA (Hons), M.A., Ph.D, J.P.
Director General, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
Charmaine Marie Brimm, BSc (Hons), MBA.
Technical Specialist: Socio-Economic Development, Community Renewal Programme (CRP) Unit, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ)
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 Field Trip DayThursday - 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.