The Power of Association

Your Network is your Net Worth

Presented by Sterling Business Network (SBN), an International Business & Human Capital development organisation. With headquarters in the United Kingdom, the SBN footprint extends into over 10 countries on 3 continents and is still growing. At SBN we connect people from all industries and professions with the aim of growing and enhancing their businesses locally and internationally. This is done through business networking and the hosting of forums for the exchange and sharing of business ideas, best practices and key information.

The conference provides opportunities to meet international organisations and key business leaders from around the world, creating a business development platform which will facilitate new business creation, identification of new markets and exposure to new business practices.


Benefits – Why Attend?

This conference provides opportunities to meet international organizations from around the world. Collaborate with other like minded business leaders within the context of the proven SBN business platform. From the continent of Africa to Europe and the USA, this conference has been designed to help you connect with your next strategic business partners. The conference would be presented in such a way to draw on the practical experiences of business owners and business advisors. The advisors would highlight practical experiences from Africa, America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Filled with business and social activities, your visit to Grenada will be a memorable one. The conference offers an ideal opportunity to combine business and leisure in one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands.

  • International Networking Opportunities with corporate and political leaders
  • Keynote Addresses from renown International Speakers
  • Investment & Business Development Opportunities
  • Exclusive CEO Breakfast Networking Summit
  • Executive Leadership & Management Coaching Sessions
  • SME Empowerment Business Workshops
  • Free Medical Check-ups*
  • SBN Youth Mentoring Workshops
  • End of Year Party and Awards
  • Golf Competition, 5k Marathon
  • Yacht Cruise, Beach parties, Fun & Relaxation
At the end of the conference participants will be:
  • Sensitized to new market opportunities
  • Informed of areas for growth and prosperity
  • Exposed to business ideas from a panel of international experts
  • Presented with solutions for business challenges and problems
  • Integrated into a global business network which can act as a fillip to your business


DAY 2: Friday, 2nd Dec. 2016
8:00 - 8:45 Registration

Overview of the Conference: aims and objectives

Raymond McMillan
9:00 – 09:15

Keynote: The Power of Association: Your Network is your Networth

Speaker: Consuelo Costillo Kickbush
09:20 – 10:05

New opportunities and New Markets

Speaker: Amb. Morgan Keay
10:10 – 10:40
Coffee Break

Credit Unions and their role in Economic Development

Aaron Moses

10:55 – 11:25

Personal Financial & Commercial Growth

Steven Conley

11:30 – 12.00

Business Opportunities in Emerging African Economies

Ayuli Jemide
12:05 – 12:35
12:35 - 13:30 Lunch break & start of Afternoon Session

Roundtable: Changing International Business Landscape: Future drivers, Winners and Losers

(Urbanisation, Science & Technology, Transparency & Accountability, Health)

Ayuli Jemide, Steve Conley, Christian Junior, Dr Kester Nedd, Aaron Moses, Amb. Morgan Keay

13:30 – 14:30

Strategic Brand Alignment - An Executive Public Relations Perspective

Evadney Campbell MBE

14:30 – 15:00

YOUTH BUSINESS FORUM (Concurrent with main programme) / 15:00 - 17:00

Water can make or break a Government

Marilyn Critchlow

15:10 – 15:40

Breakout Workshops & Expert Masterclass Sessions

1. Transformational & Servant Leadership – Marisa Rivera

2. Real Estate: A mechanism to Wealth Creation – Janice Wight

15:50 – 16:35

Wrap up - Day 2

CEO Business Breakfast (Strictly by registration)

Hosted by Consuelo Kickbush

8:00 – 10:00

Perspectives on Financing Commercial Business Ventures In The Caribbean

Richard Duncan
10:05 – 10:35
Coffee Break

Women in Business - A Leadership perspective

A Motivational & Empowerment Session

Marisa Rivera
10:45 – 11:20

An Economic Revolution for the Caribbean through Health Tourism -- Can this be a reality?

Dr Kester Nedd

11:25 – 11:55

Global Medical Outsourcing - Health City

Anil Joshi

12:00 – 12:30

LUNCH 12.30 - 13.30

Venture Capital: Attracting International Business Investment, Mergers & Acquisition.

Catherine Labinjo

13:30 – 14.00

The Green Initiative from an Oil & Gas Perspective

Okite Obakponovwe

14:05 – 14:35

Economic Development Through Agriculture

Gary Dumas & Maryam Tawsiq

14.40 – 15.10

Closing Ceremony

Summing Up: Key outcomes

Conference Communique/Statement

Agreement / Offers for Venue and Date of next conference


LEISURE DAY: Sunday 4th Dec. 2016

5km Marathon

8:00 – 15:00

Golf Tournament

8:00 – 15:00

Football / Soccer

8:00 – 15:00

Sailing / Boat Tours

8:00 – 15:00

Hiking / Waterfall Attractions

8:00 – 15:00

Underwater Museum / Snorkelling / Diving

8:00 – 15:00


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Morgan Keay

Morgan has worked extensively on national tourism promotion efforts, most significantly in Mongolia and Afghanistan, including serving as a special advisor to Afghanistan’s Minister of Tourism, and convening two tourism investor conferences in Afghanistan that attracted more than a dozen pioneering international operators and investors.

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Raymond McMillan

Raymond, a chartered insurance broker has over 30 years experience as an insurance executive. Worked in the Insurance Industry in Trinidad & Tobago as an Insurance Underwriter & Account Executive and in the UK for the Insurance Brokerage Market. A CII trainer and lecturer who pioneered the development of general insurance education in Tobago as the first lecturer in general insurance and the appointed representative of CII London.


Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch

Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch is a renowned, charismatic, passionate and influential speaker with a mission to empower the next generation of leaders. Throughout her career, Consuelo has shared her personal knowledge on becoming an effective leader in today’s global marketplace with hundreds of schools, colleges, universities, corporations, and government institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.


Richard Duncan

Richard W. Duncan holds a Bacholar of Science degree in Economics and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Carleton University.

Mr. Duncan has attended and made presentations at various seminars and conferences in the areas of Corporate Governance, strategic planning and bank management. He is also a Fellow Certified General Accountant (FCGA)and Fellow Chartered professional Accountant (FCPA) and an Associate of the Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB), and has held various positions in the management of Grenada’s Public Finance, such as Accountant General and Deputy Director of Budget and Fiscal Policy. He is currently the Managing Director of Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited, an is an Accredited Director (Acc. Dir.)

Mr. Duncan currently serves as a director of the Caribbean Credit Card Corporation, Caribbean Financial Services Corporation (CFSC) and Grenada Property Corporation (Grenreal).

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Evadney Campbell MBE

Evadney Campbell MBE has been in the media industry since 1987, when she became the first Black Female presenter on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, UK. Evadney spent 17 years presenting and producing an African Caribbean radio magazine programme, ‘Black Echo’, for the BBC. In 1994, she was awarded an MBE for services to the African and Caribbean Communities in Gloucester following her dedication to charity work.

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Hon. Mohammed Salisu Bamba

Member of Parliament, Republic of Ghana

Special guest, will provide insight into investment and trade opportunites on the African continent.

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Samantha Gooden

A multi-talented Marketing, Branding and Communications Strategist with extensive experience in strategic brand management and advertising/marketing. An exceptional innovator and new business developer with remarkable collaborative and interpersonal skills; written and verbal communication skills. A dynamic trainer with highly developed client and vendor relations and negotiation skills that fosters “win-win” partnerships. Specialties: Brand Identity Development, Strategic Creative Development, Project Management, Pioneering start up business ventures, Change Agent.


Ayuli Jemide

Ayuli is the Executive Chair of Project and Transaction Resources Limited, (a Pan African project development boutique). He is regarded as Nigeria’s top PPP and Infrastructure lawyer and was awarded “Best Lawyer, Nigeria” at the 2013 World Finance Awards. Chambers Global Guide and IFLR1000 reported respectively that clients say: “Ayuli Jemide has a vibrant and creative mind’’ and “has always proven to be a proficient, outstanding and excellent lawyer”, and “an excellent negotiator”.

With over two decades of transactional experience, Ayuli has advised on various notable transactions in Nigeria, including the establishment of the UPDC Plc $200 million Real Estate Investment Trust; Heineken BV’s purchase of five breweries in Nigeria; the $952 million Design, Build, Operate & Transfer of the second Niger Bridge; the $1.1 billion Finance and Rehabilitation of the Lagos Ibadan Expressway; the $513 million Design, Build and PPP Concession of Lagos State Blue Line; and the $193 million Operation and Maintenance Concession of the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge. He has also served as a Consultant on the World Bank’s Nigeria PPP Project.


Dr Janice Wight

Dr. Janice Wight has over 31 years experience in the Finance, Management and Administration Sector. She has also worked considerable in the insurance industry and is currently Vice President of Freedom Equity Group. Dr. Janice Wight has worked with the Bank of Nova Scotia Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Maritime Life Caribbean Ltd, Asst. Manager Colonial Bank ,Former CEO Celebrity Mortgage Services and is currently the CEO Celebrity Enterprises International. She is passionate about developing future business leaders.

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Romeo Effs

Romeo Effs is a serial entrepreneur, former corporate senior executive, High Performance Coach, Author and international Speaker. He became a senior executive at the age of 25 and started his first business at age 16. He has worked at a Senior Executive level through out the world in multi-national companies in numerous industries.


Aaron Moses

Aaron Moses is an expert on the Credit Union movement in the region; a Credit Union member since 1980, he is the current President of the Caribbean Confederate of Credit Unions, and a past president of the Grenada Cooperative League Ltd as well as a past President of the Grenada Public Service Cooperative Credit Union. His is also a current Director on the World Council of Credit Unions.

Aaron has held senior management positions in both the public and private sectors and served as the president of the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Deputy President of the Senate of Grenada.

A graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of Missouri, he holds an MSc in Telecommunications Regulation and an MBA.

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Okite Obakponovwe

Okite is a Nigerian born British national currently working in the USA for a global multinational Oil & Gas Energy company as a Materials & Corrosion Engineer and Technical Authority. Prior to his USA assignment, Okite worked in Scotland for several years as a Materials & Corrosion Engineer in the UK North Sea Oil & Gas sector. Okite is a Chartered Engineer and professional member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and has Bachelors and PhD degrees in Materials Science & Engineering from Imperial College London. Through professional networking and ‘the power of association’, Okite has presented numerous lectures in the area of Oilfield Materials, Corrosion & Integrity Management, including associated career and professional development opportunities.


The Ultimate Business & Leisure Getaway

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$50 USD

(Admission into all conference activities. Delegates would need to arrange travel & accommodation. Not applicable to invite only events.)


$150 USD

(Admission into all conference activities, Admission to Yacht Cruise & CEO Business Networking. Delegates would need to arrange travel & accommodation.  Not applicable to invite only events.)


$300 USD

(Access to ALL event activities including CEO Breakfast, Executive Leadership Coaching Sessions, Welcome Reception, Golfing, Yacht Cruise, Sponsored dinner, Access to VIPs).


$2,000 USD

(5* Luxury Beach front Hotel for 3 Nights, local transfers, access to ALL event activities including CEO Breakfast, Executive Leadership Coaching Sessions, Welcome Reception, Golfing, Yacht Cruise, Sponsored dinner, Access to VIPs).

Register your participation at “International Business Conference” today!

Contact us:

+44 800 292 2075


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Local Partners

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La Heliconia

Holiday apartments and treatment spa with on-site bar and restaurant located on the beautiful island of Grenada in the West Indies.


Tel1 473 449 7689

Address: Point Salines, Maurice Bishop High Way, St Georges Grenada

Key Contact: Debbie Munro – Bishop

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Modern Photo Studio

Modern Photo Studoe is a Grenadian based photo company. We specialize in video and photo production.


Tel: +1 473 440 1779

AddressChurch Street, St Georges , Grenada

Key ContactHaffiz Peters

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Andy’s Soup Bar

One of the best soup Kitchens in Grenada; Andy’s Soup Bar is a local hang out spot where you get to experience the very best of Grenada.


Tel: +1 473 418 7951

AddressThe Valley, St Georges, Grenada

Key Contact: Ingrid Alexis


Coldwell Bankers

As an industry pioneer for more than a century through up and down markets, it has trail blazed new paths in real estate.


Email: victoria@cb-grenada.com

Tel: +1 (473) 415 3666 | +1 (473) 415 3626

AddressGrand Anse Shopping Centre

Key Contact: Victoria Williams


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  • Provide direct support to the growth and development of businesses in the Caribbean & globally.
  • Your participation as a sponsor and/or exhibitor will ensure your access to individuals with buying power – the delegates, affiliated organisations and, of course, their clients, friends and family.
  • Acknowledgment of sponsors, partners and exhibitors on event materials, on the website and displayed at all events and marketing/advertising campaigns.
  • Promotion and activation of business-centric focused products/services via various competitions, advertising and publicity avenues.
  • Achieve sign-ups and sales of targeted products and/or services.
  •  Gain valuable insight on your customer/user experience for product upgrade and improved service delivery.
  • Generate positive media coverage for your brand by demonstrating commitment to the development of businesses.
  • An opportunity for you to get involved in the global agenda of tackling unemployment and creating new job and employment opportunities.
  • Receive naming rights to some activities and micro-events planned during the course of the conference A marketing & publicity avenue as your brand will be visible across local and international media outlets.
  • An avenue to achieve some objectives of your marketing/advertising campaign as your brand will be constantly exposed to the same media outlets you would advertise on.
  • Affiliate your brand with a trusted and positive international organisation creating more opportunities for international or Diaspora exposure.