Event Schedule

People Summit

JULY 29, 2021

Welcome and opening Remarks

8:00 AM

Daphne Ewing-Chow

Welcome and Event Overview

Moderator Daphne Ewing-Chow - Caribbean Journalist

8:10 AM

Dr. Didacus Jules

Opening Remarks

Dr. Didacus Jules, Director-General – OECS Commission

OPENING KEYNOTE – Innovation, Agility and Inclusion: Our Pathway to an Increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous Environment

8:15 AM


Prime Minister – St. Vincent & the Grenadines

 KEYNOTE PResentation - The Mindset of Victory

9:00 AM

Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika

CEO, The Chair Centre Group and First Female Chair (2016-2021)
Founder & First Bank of Nigeria & Actress – Netflix’s “Citation”


Moderator Lisa Taylor-Stone

Head, Development Cooperation & Resource Mobilisation - OECS Commission

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION - Women of Power and the Leadership Trajectory: Their Stories, Their Voices

10:40 AM

Pamela Coke-Hamilton

Pamela Coke-Hamilton

United Nations Assistant Secretary General & Executive Director – International Trade Centre

Ambassador Extraordinary Elizabeth Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Of Barbados

Lisa Hanna

Lisa Hanna

Member of Parliament & Opposition Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Jamaica

Michelle Stephenson Jules

Moderator Michelle Stephenson Jules

President & CEO - Caribbean Strategy

PLENARY - Disruptions around Leadership Reputations: Are they Made or Lost during Times of Crisis?

12:00 PM

Michelle Palmer Keizer

Michelle Palmer Keizer

Managing Director - Republic Bank (EC) Limited

Robert Trestrail

Robert Trestrail

President & CEO - Sagicor Life Inc.

Wendy Delmar

Wendy Delmar

President & CEO - Caribbean Association of Banks

Simone Walker

Moderator Simone Walker

President & CEO - Brand House Agency

1:00 PM

Jon Talarico

Lunch Hour Power Talk

Jon Talarico

CEO – Empire Media Group

1:30 PM

02N Foundatio

Lunch Hour Creative Excellence

02N Foundation

PLENARY - During a Crisis, your Goal is to Reduce Loss and Keep things Operating as Normal as Possible

2:00 PM

Chris Gillet

Chris Gillet

Senior Director, Global CIS - DHL Express (Americas)

Chamberlain Emmanuel

Moderator Chamberlain Emmanuel

Head, Environmental Sustainability Cluster - OECS Commission

PLENARY - The Science behind the Magic: Maintaining Unbeatable Teams During Times of Crisis

3:00 PM

Gervase Warner

Gervase Warner

President & Group CEO - Massy Holdings Limited.

Patria Kaye Charles

Moderator Patria Kaye Charles

Senior Brand Manager - Massy Distribution Ja. Ltd

4:20 PM

Closing Keynote address and Pulling Down the Curtains

Brian Tracy

Speaker, Trainer, Author

Alisha Ally

Moderator Alisha Ally

Communications Specialist - OECS Commission