“A natural companion to the competitive advantage is the synergy component of strategy. This requires that opportunities within the scope possess characteristics which will enhance synergy.” ~ Igor Ansoff
Questions from the dark
Visible minority businesses and visible majority businesses and the industries they serve have been plunged into crisis as a result of SARS-CoV-2.
While some industries and businesses are facing existential challenges, others are booming. Still there are old industries to be resurrected and new ways for bringing those under threat into new or expanded supply chains.
As the pandemic linger and continue to flip economic and social norms practitioners and researchers in trade, business, research, policy and international development must engage and work more closely together for driving rapid adaption, understanding of trends and helping countries to leverage and seize diaspora capital and pathways to new markets.
Economic development clusters, producers of geographical indications (GIs) and creative industry service providers must meet to discuss and plan the way forward.
This session aims to translate high level briefings to actions, policy and strategy directions for Chambers of Commerce and their members ― both established and diaspora entities (various diasporas and chambers).
Participants will be able to share challenges and opportunities with experts; as well as learn from experts. The Roundtable will explore and discuss novel solutions and best practices for keeping sustainable trade, and safe supplies flowing in addition to leveraging diasporas, home and cultural knowledge for diaspora and domestic market economic recovery and growth.
Practitioners in international trade, development and businesses will create their network map and agree novel ways of working together and harvesting best and emergent practices for business and driving international trade while building stronger resilient organizations.
Industry focus: Climate finance, agri-business and foods, high value manufacturing, crafts, fashion, fragrance, healthcare, the creative industries, development consulting, and education
On the agenda, participants will discuss:
Tour of Chamber Economic Impacts and recovery: The impact of COVID-19 on diaspora and established chambers of commerce and their members. What are some new and proposed business models for stronger businesses during and post the coronavirus crisis challenging period and develop robust post-crisis business models?
Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Technology Adaption: It is clear that technology and its adaption saves human lives as well as businesses. But creating awareness on what and how for SMEs is often at a cost that widens the chasm of access and inequalities. How can Chambers and development organizations work together to make facilitate awareness creation, reskilling and adaption? What resources exist for reducing the barriers of access and cost of adaption?
Diaspora Capital, Economic Development Clusters & Sustainable Development: COVID-19 have left us little choice other than to build trust, collaborate and cooperate. Finding local and global solutions requires that we meet, connect and risk it together for profit and growth.
How can industry clusters, chambers and development professionals collaborate, facilitate capacity building and investment flow for driving innovation that contributes to long-term viability, sustainability and harmonious societies?
Dates and Times
Times are listed as EST [New York, Toronto, Jamaica] the Eastern Caribbean is now one hour ahead of North America and Jamaica
Monday November 16, 2020 – 2:00 – 3:35 PM EST
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:45 AM EST
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 1:00 PM EST – 2:45 PM EST
Friday, November 20, 2020 – 10:00 AM EST – 11:45 AM EST
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Brought you by Magate Wildhorse Inc., New York in partnership with Magate Wildhorse Ltd, Toronto, The Community of Practice of Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs (The CoP), Caribbean Diaspora Professional Business Association (CDPBA, and the Pan African Chamber of Commerce.
Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.
A Conversation on Resilience Skills and Behaviours for Caribbean Entrepreneurs in domestic and diasporic markets.
Be with us when we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 (GEW2020).
This year GEW will be celebrate November 16-22, 2020.
“On April 6, 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing the crucial role Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution (A/71/279) designates June 27 as “Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day”. With support from ICSB, the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN authored the resolution that was presented to and negotiated with all UN member states.
The resolution was co-sponsored by 54 member states, representing over 5 billion people”.
As part of celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020 we will host
a Conversation on Resilience Skills and Behaviours for Caribbean and diaspora entrepreneurs.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | 7:30 – 8:50 PM
Registration Form (click the preceding word).
Event Facilitator: Meegan Scott
Copyright © 2020 by Meegan Scott, Magate Wildhorse Ltd .(Toronto), Magate Wildhorse Inc.,(New York). All rights reserved.
This year Magate Wildhorse Consulting [Magate Wildhorse Ltd, Toronto and Magate Wildhorse Inc., New York] and The Community of Practice for Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs will deliver #BIDEM 2020 GEW Brawta.
- The programme will involve a mix of discussions―some for advancing the policy framework for accelerating Caribbean diaspora and domestic entrepreneurship commenced at BIDEM 2020 International Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’ Conference and Trade Show,
- network building,
- medical trials and biotechnology – Jamaica to diaspora opportunities
- virtual expo,
- vox populi,
- entrepreneurs business showcase and media interviews
- publishing and workshops.
We will carry forward the BIDEM Conference and Trade Show theme:
“Connecting the Roots, Building Networks Together for Profit and Purpose”.
Our GEW celebrations will serve to accelerate the kick off of BIDEM, the entrepreneur and market development process which commenced on October 13, 2020.
BIDEM [pronounced BID-EM], means bridged, high impact diaspora entrepreneurs to efficient diasporic markets! It also aims to drive the growth of high impact mainstream businesses with that delightful ethnic flavor. It is grounded in local, national, regional and international sustainable development. Profit and purpose and draws in risk intelligence, evaluation, monitoring and improvement for delivering profit, purpose, the Global Goals, improvement and BIDEM.
The programme will advance progress for reducing the big 6 barriers to Caribbean Entrepreneurship in diasporic markets and with some being applicable to domestic markets. The #Eval4Action Campaign and evaluation for driving the SDGs will receive a boost as well as the GEW 2020 themes.
#GEW2020 #Education #Ecosystems #Inclusion #Policy
We primary focus is not startups though we include startups; we focus on not so seasoned and seasoned businesses, strong, weak and ambitious and the average.
We are official GEN/GEW Partners Canada, USA and Caribbean Diasporic Markets.
About Magate Wildhorse
About The CoP
Magate Wildhorse was the main sponsors of BIDEM 2020 while The WEKH sponsored the Conference app. SchoolToonz an animation company based in Jamaica sponsored the BIDEM logo.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
New to the series?
To receive your access link to the seminar please register at the link below.
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.
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)
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
Call for Reviewers & Editors — Magazine/Journal 2020
The Noësis: MWildhorse Strategy and Performance Magazine (two issues per year) is committed to publishing non-technical as well as technical information in the fields of Business and International Development. With a focus on strategy, marketing, trade, performance management and measurement, intellectual property and the creative industries—the publication aims to provide a complete and reliable source of information, how-to and in field applications on the aforementioned topics. It will facilitate the growth of grey literature in strategy, marketing and performance management unique to Caribbean-Canadian and Caribbean organizations. By Caribbean we refer to the Caribbean and its diaspora markets. We are devoted to publishing high quality articles and stories that are easily accessible and sold at an inclusive price.
Deadline: June 15, 2020
Email at: email@example.com
More at: https://magatewildhorse.ca/call-for-reviewers-editors-magazinejournal-2/
Call for Papers – Summer Edition
Deadline: July 15, 2020
Deadline for final submissions: July 25, 2020
Special opportunity for publishing the best 2000-3000 words from your Masters thesis or PhD dissertation available.
Please click the link above to ensure your submissions are compliant with the double-blind peer review process applicable to all submissions.
To submit your proposal, article, or query, please contact Meegan Scott by
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrepreneurs and consultants here is your chance to put your expertise on parade and boost your COVID 19 recovery results.
We look forward to articles, case studies, cartoon and art related to COVID 19 and Evaluation and or for driving the Sustainable Development Goals.
As partners in delivering the Decade of Evaluation for Action we will dedicate a space in the forthcoming edition for related issues.
Visibility and simplicity―do you know an entrepreneur, a consultant, or business that could do without one or the other?
We didn’t think so. So, we strive to give organizations and entrepreneurs the best of both.
In today’s world where the language of business expands almost daily and growth-related concepts can be tough to understand, The Noësis aims to bring understanding and simplicity —disambiguation.
Its content will facilitate understanding of tough business and development concepts― while accelerating the learning of industry language and how-to.
And by so doing help organizations and entrepreneurs get more out of their investment in consulting solutions. Practitioners and consultants can expect content that will help them to improve their craft.
Find out more at:
Chief Editor and Publisher, Meegan Scott
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mythili Kolluru as academic editor to our review board. Dr. Mythili Kolluru is an Assistant Professor in the Professional Studies and Undergraduate department of the College of Banking and Financial Studies, Oman.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kiran Nair as academic and business editor to our review board. Dr. Nair is Program Director, Master of Science in Leadership and Organizational Development, Abu Dhabi School of Management, United Arab Emirates.