Building Resilience in the Post-Pandemic Era

14 -15 April 2021

8:30 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

"The Growth and Resilience Dialogue with Social Partners (and the wider OECS/ECCU population) is not intended to be a talk shop, rather, it is intended to be a meeting of the minds of our social partners from which will flow clarity, consensus, collaboration and collective action on our regional transformation agenda.
Governor, Timothy Antoine.

Meet our


Hon. Saboto Scofield Caesar

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural transformation, St Vincent and the Grenadines

Timothy N. J. Antoine

Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

H. E. Dr Didacus Jules

Director General, OECS Commission

Tahseen Sayed

Country Director, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank

Dr. Nicholas Brathwaite

Inventor, Entrepreneur, International Business Executive and Founding Managing Partner, WRVI Capital

Keithlin Caroo

Executive Director, Helen’s Daughters

Larry Quinlan

Global Chief Information Officer, Deloitte

Nuria Aliño Perez

Senior Digital Financial Services and Innovation specialist at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Rohanie Maharaj

Food Science and Technology/Programme Coordinator, Department of Chemical Engineering, UWI, St. Augustine

Dr. Curtis Charles

Director of Academic Affairs, UWI Five Island Campus

Dr. Leroy Phillip

Associate Professor (retired), Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Canada

Dr. Justin Ram

Chief Executive Officer, Justin Ram Advisory Services & GSEC

Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

Architectural designer, entrepreneur/ founder of the Infiniti Partnership Inc., Tech Beach Retreat

Samuel Raphael

Managing Director & Developer, Jungle Bay Resort, Dominica

Sharmyn Powell

Chief Risk Officer/Chairperson,FinTech Working Group, ECCB

Dr. Arthur Martin

Research Technology Manager, Chemical Division at Daikin America, Decatur, USA

Dr. Patrick Antoine

Principal Consultant and Interim Head, CARICOM Private Sector Organisation (CPSO)

Rhea Yaw Ching

Strategic Advisor, OECS Commission

Dr. Parmesh Shah

Global Lead, Data Driven Digital Agriculture, World Bank Group

David Vivas Eugui

Legal Officer, Office of the Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, UNCTAD

Lika Sasaki

Management Officer, UNCTAD

Roberto Gil Cancel Comas

Senior Regional Labour Mobility and Human Development Specialist, International Organisation for Migration

Mr. Bevil Wooding

Technology and Development Strategist/Advisor, OECS Commission

Aira Htenas

Agriculture Economist, World Bank Group

Barton Clarke

Executive Director, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Madhur Gautum

Lead Agriculture Economist, Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank

Michele Marius

Director, ICT Pulse Consulting – Jamaica

Tim Takala

Global Director for 5G and Wireless, Daikin, USA

Esperanza Lasagabaster

Lead Economist - Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation unit of the Latin American and Caribbean Region, World Bank

Mindaugas Glodas

CEO,Norway Registers Development AS

Lench Fevrier

Technical Specialist,Agriculture,OECS

Dr. Karen Gaynor

Scientific Support Officer CITES

Dr. Terri-Karelle

Event Host



Why Attend?

  • ABSOLUTELY FREE. Inspiring and thought provoking two-day conference accessible to you at no cost.
  • CONNECT WITH EASE from your smart device anywhere at your convenience.
  • LEARN FROM AND ENGAGE LEADING EXPERTS in the fields of Digital Technology and Food & Nutrition.
  • INFORMATION PACKED Panels and Masterclasses that will engage, educate, enlighten and inspire.
  • NETWORK with thought leaders from around the world without having to travel.
  • BE PART OF THE WAY FORWARD. The opportunity awaits you to collaborate on project initiatives emanating from the Dialogue.

Who should attend?


Entrepreneurs and business owners

Public and private sector officials and officers

Financial service providers

High school, college and university students

Teachers and lecturers


Innovators and thought leaders

Youth and community leaders