CARIBIZTECH - Caribbean SME Business Technology Conference and Exposition (CARIBIZTECH)

Venue: Montego Bay Convention Centre

Location: Montego Bay, St Jamaes, Jamaica

Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 27, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 01, 2011
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CARIBIZTECH 2011 will be staged over three (3) days at the newly constructed Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James Jamaica under the theme “Game Changers impacting and igniting SME Businesses and Brands”.

The Montego Bay Convention Centre is the perfect setting, designed with optimal consideration for participants, sponsors and suppliers to ensure “ebb and flow” of the event from commencement to conclusion. The layout and design of the venue will feature wireless telephony to facilitate internet connectivity, sms interactivity and live streaming of the conference proceedings and engagement with exhibitors.

Event Logistics and Hosting
The event will be targeting at least 60 exhibitors, 150 conference participants and 1000 members of the public over the three days from local, regional and international markets.

“CARIBIZTECH 2011 is positioned as the Caribbean’s LARGEST SME Ignition event and the industry’s first and ONLY industry-wide event for all new and emerging SME Entrepreneurs in the Caribbean looking for business opportunities, business partners, financing and investors.”

An important benefit of attending CARIBIZTECH 2011 is that everyone walks away with great business contacts and a renewed passion for their business and brands. To ensure this specific and targeted business networking events have been included to ensure that the right opportunities and environment for the fostering of new business are created and that new business contacts and associations can be formed.

Key features include: (1) Concierge, Hospitality and Registration (2) Internet Café & Lounge (3) B2B Exposition (4) Sponsored Breaks (5) Business Technology Conference.

Who will be there?

There is an explosive growth in the interest and direct involvement in entrepreneurship and new business start ups in the Caribbean. Existing business are also challenged to find new and innovative strategies to operate their business in what is now a world economy where technology is reducing the barriers to entry and cost of operations. The hunger for information is growing.

The Conference and Exposition are a unique opportunity for small to medium enterprise business executives, entrepreneurs, marketing, media and advertising executives to secure a better understanding of how the business technology revolution is impacting their businesses and brands.

• Antigua and Barbuda ,Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia

Special invitations to members of organizations such as the Small Business Association of Jamaica, PSOJ, Young Entrepreneurs Association, Jamaica Exporters Association, Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Media Association of Jamaica, and Advertising Agency Association of Jamaica have already been sent out. This group will be expanded to others around the island in the coming weeks to ensure the widest level of participation.

Event Communication and Media

This will be supported by an intense social and multimedia awareness campaign over the period January to October 2011.
Focused and tactical communications plan and media strategies have been designed to attract publics nationally, regionally and international. Some initiatives that have been considered and designed are: regional public relations and promotional blurbs for the print and electronic media. Partner services firms engaged in new and social media will be aiding in our roll-out strategies to attract participants, exhibitors and sponsors to enhance value-added experiences and leveraging 2011 Caribiztech with businesses and brands.
Who should be exhibiting?
The following sample listing represents some of the key business to business exhibitor areas targeted.
1. Accountants and Auditors
2. Advertising agencies, new and traditional media houses, communications consultants, graphic designers etc
3. Attorneys at law, company secretaries, formation consultants etc,
4. Automobile Dealers and supplies
5. Banks – commercial, development, investment, merchant
6. Barter and trade exchanges
7. Building Societies and Credit unions
8. Business brokers, consultants, formations
9. Business and trade organizations
10. Computers, equipment, suppliers and related services, Data communications equipment and supplies, Internet service providers, Business forms and systems
11. Custom house brokers
12. Event marketing and planning services
13. Franchise operators
14. Food and Beverage companies
15. Insurance – brokers and consultants, general, personal, health and life
16. Network Marketing Companies
17. Office furniture, equipment and supplies
18. Pension and Profit Sharing – individual and corporate
19. Printers – digital and lithographic
20. Real Estate and property management
21. Schools – universities and colleges
22. Security control equipment and systems– personal and commercial
23. Small Business Loans, Financing companies and consultants
24. Stock and Bond brokers
25. Telecommunications companies, related products and services
26. Others


Rose Hall
Montego Bay
St Jamaes