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Magate Wildhorse Consulting and The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs join the global community in celebrating MSME Day 2020.

On April 6, 2017  the UN General Assembly, designated  June 27 as  Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (UN Resolution A/RES/71/279).   The declaration and observation are intended to :

  • recognize the role of MSMEs in driving the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030);
  • create public awareness regarding the contribution of SMEs to the global economy;
  • rally support for small businesses; and
  • to encourage research, capacity building and other needed support for small businesses.

It is known that small businesses, both formal and informal make up over 90% of all firms and account, on average, for 70% of total employment and 50% of GDP globally (International Council for Small Business (ICSB).

However, there is an urgent need to improve the development of small businesses and their contribution to capital formation, innovation, decent work, sustainability, and other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Women lead only one third (1/3) of businesses in the formal economy—therein lies implications for attaining SDG 5: Gender Equality.

The figures related to employment and contribution to GDP do not always hold true across all economies and countries.  For low middle income to low income countries the contribution to GDP by SMEs (MSMEs) range from 29% – 23%.  The contribution can be even less in some countries, groups of countries and among socio-economic groups within developed countries. SMEs were first responders and innovators rising to the challenge to find solutions to problems associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. But this was not true for all groups. Let us look at entrepreneurs who contribute to job creation through self-employment or within the informal economy for instance. The Black, Caribbean, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic Groups (BCAME) were  over-represented in that category, many of whom faced closure or had to pause their operations.

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The suffering brought on by lack of social protection and the implication for SDG #: 1 No Poverty was stalk.  More than 50% of BCAME entities reported they might not be able to survive the pandemic. To make matters worse a substantial number of such businesses did not qualify to receive stimulus packages. Significant portions of entrepreneurs and individuals who are economically active members of BAME or BCAME in home and host countries are without social protection.

But with effective planning, risk intelligence, and systems thinking many impacted entrepreneurs might find a second chance in penned up demand triggered by COVID 19.

Goal # 8 : Decent Work and Economic Growth, what and how will the BCAME SME community do in order to increase their contribution to capital formation and investment?  The preceding are two key actions and indicators of what we must do in order to  increase income per capita within the community and beyond.  How and in what areas will we focus our efforts to increase production and intellectual property assets?

Recently in our Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminars issues related to increasing the portfolio of owners of Geographical Indicators (GIs) and the equitable transfer of related wealth to communities was discussed by Massimo Vittori, Managing Director of oriGIn.

More recently Simon Anholt, founder and publisher of The Good Country Index spoke about the need to better leverage brand Jamaica by developing more high value products.  He proposed the example and opportunity of producing a Jamaican made running shoe. The challenge is for Jamaicans at home as well as in the diaspora. Diasporans should see themselves as key  collaborators, partners, investors and even the triggers  for driving related high value product development and sales.  While products with GI indicators must be produced in the home country in order to retain their economic value, diasporans looking to boost their business or personal economic recovery might be wise to invest in businesses in their home countries in addition to their going concerns in host countries. The Jamaica Junior Stock Exchange presents an easy opportunity to act for change as shared by Mrs. Marlene Street Forrest, Managing Director of Jamaica Stock Exchange in yet another episode of Outride COVID 19.

In 2016 the Global Sex Slavery Index reported that approximately 17,000 people were living in modern day slavery or are victims of human trafficking in Canada.  Trinidad and Tobago  is said to have the highest demand for trafficked individuals in the Caribbean. In May 2020, seventy-nine (79) individuals including 25 minors destined for criminal gangs in Trinidad were rescued by the Venezuelan Navy (Trinidad Guardian). How will Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs, Canadian and US SMEs address these issues?

As it relates to SDGs: 13 Climate Action, 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production,  9 Industry,  Innovation and Infrastructure what actions will we take?  Responding to SDG 9 requires positioning and capacity to participate rather than to fund unless through investment.

The Goals just mentioned should be included in both our PESTLE and SWOT analysis as well as our value chain assessments. We need to look at how we can reduce or eliminate negative impacts and drive the increase in positive impact for delivering the goals as well as business viability.  As we look at profit and purpose we must also consider the existential threat to the Caribbean posed by Climate Change.  What role will you play in growing or supplying the market for climate finance solutions in the Caribbean?

The 2100s is not that far away; so, what will we do to support Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal #7?   Goal 7 and Goal 2, Zero Hunger are major priorities for the Caribbean. Undernutrition is a big challenge, health and well-being and high mortality rates highlighted the resilience gap in the BCAME Community.

So, what will we do about Goal # 3 Health and Well-being?

Drug abuse and drug related deaths— are there opportunities for you to make a difference in your host and home country?

What will your business or non-profit do to advance progress related Goal # 4: Quality Education?  Specifically, what will we do to facilitate the growth of high value in-demand professionals and tradesmen with  21st  Century employability skills in our communities?

With a global ocean-based economy of USD 3-6 trillion per year, what can you do to grow your business while protecting the ocean environment? Perhaps SDG 14 is the missing piece in your economic recovery, environmental scan and value creation puzzle.

As it relates to Goal # 10: Reduced inequalities, are there gaps in the capacity of the public sector to serve BCAME that your business or non-profit could fill?  Are there issues you must champion through advocacy?

Crime is a problem for more Caribbean countries than meet the eyes, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic and Honduras may feature prominently in the reports, but serious issues exists in other countries who are experiencing significant growth in criminal activities. How can you profit for good and drive the results for Goal 16?  We cannot do it alone.  With whom will we partner for delivering the goals and Goal 17?  What will you do for ensuring “no one is left behind”? When all is said and done we must plan, monitor, evaluate, learn, adjust, and improve. Evaluation is said to have the highest multiplier effect in delivering the Goals.

While we join organizational leads, the International Trade Centre, UNIDO, the ILO and the World Bank in celebrating MSME Day 2020 we want to encourage BCAME to celebrate with no blinkers on.  Know your numbers and context, plan, and act to be truly part of SME communities that are transforming our societies for improving “people, planet and prosperity”.  Review the seventeen (17) Goals and 169 indicators and identify where you can make a difference for your business and in delivering the Goals.

Neither “power” nor “potential of small” can be “unlocked” without knowing our context.

Join 1 web siteWe commit to helping organizations with market systems development, climate and environment, entrepreneur capacity building as well as planning and evaluation for delivering the Goals.

We salute all entrepreneurs!  We celebrate and salute entrepreneurs in the BCAME community!

Thank you Argentina for giving us MSME Day!

Happy MSME Day.

Be with us at 10 AM EST on June 27, 2020 when host a conversation around resilience skills and behaviours for entrepreneurs on Facebook.

Benefit from our Outride COVID 19: Business Threat Seminar Series register at the following link : https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

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Programme and Speakers — Can Your National Brand Attract the Big Spend?

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Some items from the programme above will be brought forward to June 18, 2020.

The Joy Spot Motivational Talk scheduled for June 18, 2020 will be delivered next Thursday @ 2:10 PM

Cultural Sayings & Resilience Building Behaviours will also be shared on June 18, 2020.

 

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Outride COVID 19 — Can Your National Brand Attract the Big Spend?

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection. About delivering your vision and mission in the face of crisis as well as during the “normal”.

You are invited to join us for series ten (10) in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar.

Edition title: Outride COVID 19 — Can Your National Brand Attract the Big Spend?

We are now in the action planning and execution phase of this Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs’ business continuity initiative which also caters to and welcomes Caribbeans at home, other members of the BAME community as well as mainstream entrepreneurs, development, and community service organizations worldwide.

When: June 18, 2020  |  Time: 2:00 PM EST  | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Featured Sessions include:

Doing Good, Doing Well: The Secret of National Image

National identity and reputation will impact the results of COVID 19 recovery strategy for many countries.   Let us not kid ourselves into thinking this is a matter for national governments only. Neither should we be fooled into thinking national identity and reputation should be the concern of key stakeholders in the tourism and hospitality sector only.

Join us tomorrow to learn about the secret of national image, gain knowledge and insights for boosting your purpose or profit pivot or both.  Get ready to help improve the image of the national brand or brands you love.

This session will be delivered by our featured guest speaker, Simon Anholt.                    He will address the subject of national brands and what makes a good brand.

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Simon Anholt is the world’s leading expert on national image and the inventor of the term ‘nation brand’. He is an independent policy advisor who for the past twenty years has worked with the Heads of State and Heads of Government of 56 nations to help them to improve their economic, political and cultural engagements with the international community, and by raising their profiles, to enhance their trade, tourism, diplomatic and cultural relations, talent and investment attraction.

In 2014, Anholt created the Good Country Index, a study measuring the impact of each of 163 countries on the rest of humanity and the planet. He devised the concept of nation brand in 1996, now a multi-billion-dollar global industry, and is the founder and publisher of the annual Anholt-Ipsos Nation Brands Index and City Brands Index, two major surveys which use a panel of 20,000 people in 20 countries to monitor global perceptions of 50 countries and 50 cities and have accumulated more than a billion data points on “how the world sees the world”.

Anholt is the author of the best-selling books among them are Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Competitive Identity: the New Brand Management for Nations, Cities and Regions, (Palgrave Macmillan 2007); and Places: Image, Identity and Reputation (Palgrave Macmillan 2010).

His sixth non-fiction book, The Good Country Equation, will be published by Berrett-Koehler in August 2020.

Professor Anholt has a Master’s Degree from the University of Oxford and studied international relations and security studies at the Royal College of Defence Studies. He was a Parliamentarian of the European Cultural Parliament and in 2009 was awarded the Nobels Colloquia Prize for Economics by a committee of 10 Nobel economists in Trieste, and the Prix d’Excellence du Forum Multiculturel pour un Développement Durable (Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development), at the 7th Multicultural Forum at the Palais de la Découverte, Paris, in 2010. He was Vice-Chair of the UK Foreign Office’s Public Diplomacy Board (2003-2010) and was appointed Honorary Professor in Political Science by the University of East Anglia in 2013.

Theo Chambers

Tough Marketing for Tough Times, presented by Theo Chambers

The Joy Spot Motivation Talk with Theo Chambers

Mr. Chambers will present both the Joy Spot Motivational Talk and Tough Marketing for Tough Times.

Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News (Jamaica). He is also the author of Theo’s Theory on Marketing and Management Strategies.

 

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Semi-Structure Discussion Cultural Sayings & Resilience Building Behaviours, Facilitated by Meegan Scott

Come with 3-5 sayings or proverbs from your home and host countries that drives the resilience mindset.

Meegan Scott, is the Principal at Magate Wildhorse Consulting. For almost two decades Meegan has helped organizational leaders across industries and geographical borders to get better results from their strategy development, planning, and execution processes.  She is the founder and owner of Magate Wildhorse Ltd., and Magate Wildhorse Inc. Her most recent in Caribbean engagements includes Climate Finance Strategy Planning, The First Ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (2017), business incubation, and  corporate strategy planner to the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica. Meegan is the publisher of the syndicated column, The Marathoner; as well as the chief editor and publisher of The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine.

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A Moment with Lou by Andrew Sharpe                                                                Founder and CEO of Authentic Caribbean Foundation Inc. (ACF), Massachusetts. Andrew is a  Festival, Tourism, and Non-profit Professional. He is a philanthropist, and is passionate about theatre and performing Caribbean drama and theatricals.

Dr. Karren Dunkley

Your Surprise Event Speaker, join us for your surprise.

Dr. Dunkley will present:                                                                                          The Jamaica Diaspora Week Salute                                                                          Vote of Thanks to Mr. Simon Anholt                                                                               Event Moderator

Dr. Karren Dunkley is an Educator, Transformational Leader, and Social Advocate. She is the Representative of the Jamaican Diaspora, Northeast USA. Dr. Dunkley is a Proven Performer, who has earned the respect and recommendation of others who have seen her work first hand. Currently, Dr. Dunkley is one of the most successful educators in the United States, and one of the most internationally recognized Jamaican-born educators. As a former high school principal and deputy superintendent, Dr. Dunkley is known for her transformational leadership and her inspiring relationships with the young people whom she has mentored in Jamaica, New York, and Pennsylvania.

She holds a doctorate in Urban Education with a concentration in Organization and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University; Masters degrees in Political Science and Education Leadership from St. John’s University, and Columbia University, respectively, and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Education from St. John’s University. She is the principal/CEO of KND Consulting, LLC, and the co-proprietor of Spiritz of Montego Bay.

She is the recipient of the Tuskegee University Education Advocacy Award, Omega Psi Phi Education Achievement Award, Philadelphia OIC’s Impact Award, and the Team Jamaica Bickle Community Educator Award.

Event Rapporteur — Dania Sammott

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Dania Sammott, is an experienced Retail Merchandizer and Travel Counsellor. Her experience include serving in the hypermarket sub-sector as well as in retail, pharmacy, food and household departments.  She is the Director, Public Relations for the Manchester High Alumni, Toronto, Chapter.

Event features: Joy Spot activity, Mouth and Mind discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches & network, review of prior topics in context of the assignment and action planning for helping individual businesses (entrepreneurs) get the best from the assignment. It is also aimed at helping those joining the series late to better understand the assignment, plan and execute their pivots.

Programme and Speakers (Click the link to view)

Registration Options

New to the series?

To receive your access link to the seminar please register at the link below.

https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

Returning attendees

Email us at magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com  or click here.                                                Copy and paste the following in the subject line and body of your Email                          “Register me for “Outride COVID 19 — Can Your National Brand Attract the Big Spend?”  please include your name.

All attendee must click the join meeting link provided before the start of the meeting to receive your unique log in credentials.

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Procurement officers and buyers in search of COVID 19 and other supplies are welcome to participate.

Caribbean and Canadian hotel and tourism stakeholders are welcome to attend.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

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Notice of misprint: Series 9 was held on Friday June 12, 2020 instead of Thursday the 11th.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection. About delivering your vision and mission in the face of crisis as well as during the “normal”.

We were delighted to present series nine (9) in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar series yesterday.  Originally scheduled for Thursday the 11, 2020, heavy rains in the USA, Internet woes in Jamaica and Canada sought to outride our participants.

We empathize with those who were still experiencing challenges and had to join by phone or to missed the session.

While we wanted to wait for you; we had to make the week’s delivery timeline, so we did yesterday, June 12, 2020. Nothing would stop our special edition in support of our commitment to The Decade of Evaluation for Action.   And we were richly rewarded by the responses and ease with which attendees stayed  for the event which was held 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM, on a Friday evening.  For that we promise you workshops and discussions that expand on some of the topics touched on as you rollout plans and execute your COVID 19 recovery strategy and actions. Those sessions will also help those who joined the series in the later half,thus making it more difficult for them to complete the series assignment for strenghten their organizations because of the sessions missed.

When: June 11, 2020  |  Time: 3:00 PM EST  | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Event Programme: Click here to view.

Featured Sessions: 

The Decade of Evaluation for Action – What’s in It for Caribbean Communities presented by Meegan Scott. 

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Shared in that session were the campaign messages for the observation that were provided by conveners– UNFPAEvalYouth and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation.  In addition, the what, whys, who, and how for delivering the intended and desires results of the Decade of was presented.

Meegan shared how evaluation helped to tell where we were in delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1, 5 and 8 (No Poverty, Gender Equality, and Decent Work and Economic Growth).  The gathering examined why those goals were important and reflected on some of the associated indicators and targets. With greater success in delivering those goals globally the Black, Caribbean, Asian and other Minority Ethnic Groups (BCAME) would not  have been hit so hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Attendees found answers to the questions:

  • What is evaluation?
  • How it differs from data analysis?
  • How evaluation provides evidence for informing decision making versus data analysis by itself (especially as borrowed from research for another purpose)?
  • Why evaluation is critical to delivering the SDGs, pathways of transformation (broad and contextual).

Ten (10) evaluation approaches were presented; and of the ten, seven (7) were highlighted for significant increase in demand and use by community service organizations in the Jamaican and Caribbean diasporic markets.

Among the ten listed were utilization-focused evaluations, randomized control trials, gender-based, humanitarian and empowerment evaluations.  Types of evaluation generally applied at various stages in the life of an intervention, evaluation questions associated with each; the need for better evaluations and capacity building in evaluation was also shared.  Meegan, also shared the Magate Wildhorse commitment related to influential evaluations— facilitating the use of evaluations, partnerships for evaluation, accelerating the SDGs through evaluation, strategic planning, and critical friend evaluation support.

Also shared were four types of influential evaluations, features, utility and impacts of good influential evaluations.  Attendees were encouraged to join and commit to the Decade of Evaluation for Action. We are pleased to note that one attendee is in high gear with planning for the delivery of one action by next week; and another is moving to establish a supporting business..

That session was the second action delivered by Magate Wildhorse as a  committed North America organizational partner in the delivery of the global goals and expected results of the Decade for Evaluation for Action.

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Theo Chambers delivered another laughter extracting power treat, Joy Spot Motivational Session. He reminded participants that “knowledge was not power, but that power was what you do with knowledge”.  “Thank you Theo, Great reminder of how to live life” and  ” well said” were among the comments participants share in response to Theo’s message.

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Andrew Sharpe gifted us with “Bun and Cheese” for life in the session A Moment with Miss Lou.  Participants had the following comments for Andrew, “Enjoyable Love Ms. LOU”, “Great work Andrew”,  “ Nice piece of Jamaica culture @Andrew” and “He’s good, am sorry he did not pursue it as a career”. “I loved it”.  Andrew we at Magate Wildhorse was hearing “Bun and Cheese” by Miss Lou for the first time. Thank you for that treat.

Meegan Scott also delivered the fourth session, COVID 19 Opportunities — SDGs, Evaluation, Performance & Your Pivot (For profits & Non-profits) .

In this session we took a quick recap of the entrepreneurial skills gap of the Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (See Fact or Fiction). Following the pre-COVID 19 capacity challenges of both for profit and non-profits, Scott challenged the gathering to become industry influencers. She emphasized the need to conduct needs assessment for entrepreneurship and other community development interventions, experiments, case studies, SMARTER and measurable indicators that would stretch and reward organizations and their leaders as they stepped to the COVID 19 challenge.  She also highlighted the need for capacity building in evaluation for both programme and business operations, for  Caribbean communities and the rest of BCAME.  The need to “do it ourselves” when it comes to business recovery as well as purpose and profit for driving the delivery of the SDGs in host and home countries was also stressed. The need for more and better evaluation, advocacy,  grey literature, and community finance was hammered home.

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From Session 4 , Getting ready for re-opened markets

Session four is where for-profit leaders got a deep dive into why BCAME did not benefit from stimulus monies and the fact that the writting was on the wall before the funding became available. The 5C’s and 5P’s methods of evaluating credit risk;  periodic cashflow red flag; indicators, results trees and how they were used to track changes in beneficiary outcomes and validate resilience or transformation was covered.  Given, the interest of several participants in the agriculture and food business sector the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) guidelines and examples referenced since the start of series  was expounded on in greater depth yesterday.

Not All Doom and Gloom – Pent Up Demand– Get Ready for Re-Opened Markets

Socio-economic trends globally, sustainable ocean economy (blue economy) opportunities by way of home countries were discussed as was tactics for tapping the COVID 19 BCAME legacy.  Meegan shared that many BCAME businesses thought to be dead in the service sectors will have significant opportunities for filling pent up demand; the need for new inventory by retailers; and heightened demand for variety, plus willingness to bargain shop and to try new things. She cautioned entrepreneurs to get ready to meet the demand, protect health and provide reassurance to clients related to the protection of their health. She left them with  ten tactics for seizing the opportunities presented by COVID 19. And a reminder to plan, execute, monitor, conduct ongoing environmental scans, evaluate, adjust, and update strategy and plans if they are to attain increased risk intelligence and resilience.

What participants had to say about the two sessions presented by Meegan Scott:

“The session was an informative one and there was valuable information shared that a I think that the Caribbean Diaspora could benefit from especially the group that is involved in non-profit organizations”.

“Excellent information”, “Informative session”, “Great presentation Meegan”, “Awesome presentation.  I felt like I was in a PHD class.  Thanks”

“Great point about able to do higher level analysis @ Meegan”.

As always the session ended with the gathering and chit chat among attendees.

Event Rapporteur, Dania Sammott will provide notes from the session report for attendees.

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Join us next Thursday at 2:00 PM Eastern for series 10.

If you’ve never been to one of the sessions and would like to join us, please pre-register at the link below.

https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

Advance or maintain the progress.

You can’t spell BAME without the C.  The contribution of the Caribbean has been too significant.  The impact on the Caribbean community is significant and different BCAME (Black, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups) #BCAME    #BAME

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Programme & Speakers — COVID 19 and Beyond —Old Markets, New Markets, Different Results

Be with us for COVID 19 and Beyond —Old Markets, New Markets, Different Results, this Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST.

See the programme and speaker lineup below.

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection. About delivering your vision and mission in the face of crisis as well as during the “normal”.

You are invited to join us for series eight in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar.

Edition title: Outride: COVID 19 — Old Markets, New Markets, Different Results

We are now in the action planning and execution phase of this Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs business continuity initiative which also caters to and welcomes Caribbeans at home, other members of the BAME community as well as mainstream entrepreneurs, development and community service organizations worldwide.

When: June 4, 2020  |  Time: 2:00 PM EST  | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Featured Sessions include:

Strategic Alliances between GI Producers & Diaspora presented by Massimo Vittori  This session addresses the subject of geograhical indicators and international trade.

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Massimo Vittori is the Managing Director of oriGIn.                                                            He is in charge of the Organization’s strategic planning and overall management. Massimo previously worked as legal advisor at the International Trade Center (ITC) – a technical assistance agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations – where he was in charge of several projects in the field of intellectual property, trade law harmonization, model contacts for SMEs and alternative business dispute resolution mechanisms. Massimo also worked at the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on the improvement of developing countries’ investment climate through regulatory reforms.

Following his Bachelor’s degree in international Relations, Massimo obtained a Master’s Degree in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva and an LL.M. in Intellectual Property at the University of Turin. Massimo regularly delivers seminars on GIs, trademarks, and trade related issues in several European Universities.

The Joy Spot Motivation Talk with Theo Chambers

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Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News (Jamaica). He is also the author of Theo’s Theory on Marketing and Management Strategies.

COVID 19 and Beyond — The Food Trade (An Overview) by Meegan Scott

10 Steps – to Resilience & Risk Intelligence Competent Assignment                         (Action, Not a Bag a Mouth!) by Meegan Scott

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Meegan Scott, is the Principal at Magate Wildhorse Consulting. For almost two decades Meegan has helped organizational leaders across industries and geographical borders to get better results from their strategy development, planning, and execution processes.  She is the founder and owner of Magate Wildhorse Ltd. Her most recent in Caribbean engagements includes Climate Finance Strategy Planning, The First Ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (2017), business incubation, and  corporate strategy planner to the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica.

Event Rapporteur — Dania Sammott

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Dania Sammott, is an experienced Retail Merchandizer and Travel Counsellor. Her experience include serving in the hypermarket sub-sector as well as in retail, pharmacy, food and household departments.  She is the Director, Public Relations for the Manchester High Alumni, Toronto, Chapter.

Event features: Joy Spot activity, Mouth and Mind discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches & network, review of prior topics in context of the assignment and action planning for helping individual businesses (entrepreneurs) get the best from the assignment. It is also aimed at helping those joining the series late to better understand the assignment, plan and execute their pivots.

Programme and Speakers (Click the link to view)

Registration Options

New to the series?

To receive your access link to the seminar please register at the link below.

https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

Returning attendees

Email us at magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com  or click here.                                                Copy and paste the following in the subject line and body of your Email                          “Register me for Outride: COVID 19 — Old Markets, New Markets, Different Results”  please include your name.

All attendee must click the join meeting link provided before the start of the meeting to receive your unique log in credentials.

Procurement officers and buyers in search of COVID 19 and other supplies are welcome to participate.

Caribbean producers of geograghical Indicators (GI) are welcome to attend.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

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Programme and Speakers —Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond

Be with us for Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond, this Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST.

See the programme and speaker lineup below.

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Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond

Outride Community Impact and Wealth Creation

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar

“Embracing risk for driving vision and growth”

The series is grounded in risk intelligence (RI). RI is that process of embracing risks and putting it to work for ensuring your business can survive or thrive during a crisis and beyond. It is also about value creation and protection. About delivering your vision and mission in the face of crisis as well as during the “normal”.

You are invited to join us for series seven in the Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar.

Edition title: Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond

We are now in the action planning and execution phase of this Caribbean diaspora entrepreneurs business continuity initiative which also caters to and welcomes Caribbeans at home, other members of the BAME community as well as mainstream entrepreneurs, development and community service organizations worldwide.

When: May 28, 2020  |  Time: 2:00 PM EST  | Toronto & New York

Where: Online  | Registration detail below

Cost: Free

Featured Sessions include:

“Diaspora Investment Opportunities: Rechanneling Remittances Towards Productive Capital & Climate Finance” presented by  Marlene Street Forrest.

Marlene Street Forrest

Marlene Street Forrest is the Managing Director of the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Director of its subsidiaries [the Jamaica Central Securities Depository Limited (JCSD) and the JCSD Trustee Services (JCSDTS)]. She is the helmswoman for driving advances in the development of the JSE Group.  Ms. Street Forrest is charged with ensuring  the exchange operates within an atmosphere of transparency and fairness. And that it utilizes suitable cutting-edge technology for providing the greatest possible efficiencies to the market.  She contributes from a wealth of experience gained while serving in senior management positions at a variety of private and public sector organizations in Jamaica and overseas. She studied management studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and later gained her MBA from the Barry University in Florida.

The Joy Spot Motivation Talk with Theo Chambers.

Theo Chambers

Theo Chambers, Motivational Speaker and Business Coach Consultant, at CaribAcademy and Co-founder of Positive Tourism News (Jamaica). He is also the author of Theo’s Theory on Marketing and Management Strategies.

“ Delivering Impact—Strategic Planning, Assessment and Involvement” by Meegan Scott. This session will focus on strategy planning, organizational assessment, evaluation and involvement for delivering and improving results using the proposed core-periphery governance model with market mode plugged in.

The Marathoner

Meegan Scott, is the Principal at Magate Wildhorse Consulting. For almost two decades Meegan has helped organizational leaders across industries and geographical borders to get better results from their strategy development, planning, and execution processes.  She is the founder and owner of Magate Wildhorse Ltd. Her most recent in Caribbean engagements includes Climate Finance Strategy Planning, The First Ever Outsource to the Caribbean Conference (2017), business incubation, and  corporate strategy planner to the National Environment and Planning Agency of Jamaica.

Perspectives: Imperatives for moving MSMEs – Diaspora Direct Investment Strategy (DDI) and Not Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by Dr. K’adamawe A.H.N. K’nife

 

K'Nife in interview

Dr. K’nife is the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Thinking and Practice (CETP). He is also a lecturer and researcher in the Mona School of Business and Management at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona. Dr. K’nife  holds a PhD in Sustainable Development and an MSc in Economics.

His areas of research are Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development. His research has informed the development of MSME and Entrepreneurship policies in Jamaica; as well as several international, national and sectorial strategic plans and programmes for sustainable community development within Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.

Event Rapporteur — Dr. Sophia Melanie Manning 

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Sophia Melanie Manning, D.Litt, MLA, BSBA, will capture, summarize and present the proceedings and  key outcomes of each segment. Dr. Manning is a professor of Humanities at Houston Community College.  She is also an independent researcher currently conducting a multi-phased collaborative ethnographic research project on global education.

Event features: Joy Spot activity, Mouth and Mind discussion, COVID 19 business community experiences (open mic―diaspora, in Caribbean, other representatives of BAME or mainstream peers), Elevator pitches & network, pipeline management & action planning.

Programme and Speakers (Click the link to view)

Registration Options

New to the series?

To receive your access link to the seminar please register at the link below.

https://forms.gle/PtpZAT8czWYExWpZ7

Returning attendees

Email us at magate.wildhorse (at)gmail.com  or click here.                                                Copy and paste the following in the subject line and body of your Email                          “Register me for Wealth and Community Impact—COVID 19 and Beyond ”  please include your name.

All attendee must click the join meeting link provided before the start of the meeting to receive your unique log in credentials.

Procurement officers and buyers in search of COVID 19 and other supplies are welcome to participate.

Outride: COVID 19 Business Threat Seminar is a global disapora entrepreneurs affair!                                                                                                                            Leaders of mainstream businesses with an interest in doing business with diaspora entrepreneurs are welcome to register for the match making and networking sessions.

Please note that this event is not just for small and micro-businesses, big businesses and big nonprofits can benefit also.

Stay safe have a laugh

 

Brought to you by Magate Wildhorse Consulting, and The Community of Practise for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Home of BIDEM Conference & Trade Show)

Advance or maintain the progress.

You can’t spell BAME without the C.  The contribution of the Caribbean has been too significant.  The impact on the Caribbean community is significant and different BCAME (Black, Caribbean, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups) #BCAME    #BAME

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