The 6th Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015 was held on June 13 -18, 2015 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The daily conference events was held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, while the opening Ceremony and conference after party was held at the Hilton Hotel nearby.
The conference main goal was to address issues important to the peoples of Jamaica – both home and abroad – including trade & economic development, faith-based initiatives, health, education, tourism, and disaster mitigation. The conference presenters included representatives from the government and its agencies, business leaders and non-governmental agencies. This years conference featured a greater emphasis on engaging with the younger Jamaican members of the Diaspora. There were presentations on investment & trade opportunities, avenues for increasing Diaspora involvement in Health, Education and community development and fast tracked Services from a range of Government agencies. The conference also featured a Marketplace (trade exposition) with local and overseas exhibitors, a golf tournament and nightly special events.
The six day programme concluded with the Diaspora Day of Service, during which members of the Diaspora executed a range of projects in communities island wide. Here are photo highlights from the Jamaica Diaspora Conference 2015. You can see more photos in our photo gallery