KINGSTON, Jamaica, Saturday October 16, 2015 – Following the successful launch of The Destination Experience at the legendary GoldenEye Resort in 2014, the region’s “premier networking event” will be hosted in “Montego Bay”, Jamaica on January 14-16, 2016. The Destination Experience, through its platform of curated social discovery experiences will connect decision makers to a dynamic network of people, ideas and opportunities.
The Destination Experience will be partnering with business titans Arthur Wylie & Michael Rollins, of Rose Hall Development Ltd., the largest land owners in the Caribbean, to continue to catalyze and support more international business and socially impactful initiatives for Jamaica and the Caribbean. The Arthur Wylie Foundation and its partners provide scholarship and mentorships to aspiring entrepreneurs and young leaders, making this the perfect pairing. The Foundation will support entrepreneurial initiatives run by organizations including The Branson Center for Entrepreneurship, The Prince of Whales Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.
The Arthur Wylie Foundation’s “Celebrity and Global Leader Golf Tournament”, chef tasting and flagship party as well as other social discovery and networking experiences with specially invited guests NBA Legend Julius Erving, Amanda Cole from the Kenneth Cole Foundation and Malik Yoba from Empire.
A ‘Billion Dollar Round Table’ session will feature members of the Rollins Family, who hold one of the largest real estate portfolios in the Caribbean as well as other global holdings and John Mazarinno, Founder and Managing Principal of Cherokee Investments, a $3 billion fund based in North Carolina.
Other notable guests and partners include Paula Kerr Jarrett and family, the business moguls leading a US$500 million investment to transform Montego Bay in a Technology and Business Hub; Yanik Silver, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Mavericks, a group of high performance entrepreneurs (some of whom have experienced US$100 million exits); Jon Levy, host of New York’s exclusive Influencer Dinners which cater to some of the world’s most influential leaders, and Kaci Fennell, Miss Universe Jamaica 2014, who shot to fame after her fifth place finish in the Miss Universe competition. Other global figures are being added as excitement builds for this momentous occasion.
The Destination Experience has been recognized by the White House as a unique business catalyst and an innovative platform for the promotion of entrepreneurship. Event co-founder, Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, of the Infiniti Partnership was recognized at an event at the White House by President Obama as one of seventy-five Emerging Global Entrepreneurs from around the world; Hamilton was the only attendee from the Caribbean to receive this recognition.
The Destination Experience 2016 seeks to elevate the profile of the Caribbean by encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation, partnerships, networking and charity and represents a powerful integration of people, brands, food, music and unique activities.