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Destination Experience’s Visionaries’ Summit postponed

Co-founder of Destination Experience and organiser of Visionaries’ Summit Kirk-Anthony Hamilton today announced by e-mail the postponement of the event until a later date this year.

The investment, innovation and networking event was previously scheduled for April 2-4, 2020 in Kingston, Jamaica. However, due to the spread of coronavirus and, subsequently, travel restrictions put in place to curb its impact, the organisers have taken a decision to reschedule the event.

Co-founder of Destination Experience Kirk-Anthony Hamilton. (Photo: Jamaicans.com)

“In light of global travel restrictions/advisories and the Government of Jamaica’s recent pronouncements discouraging public gatherings, the Visionaries’ Summit Team has taken a decision to postpone this event until later this year,” Hamilton wrote.

“While it saddens us to have to postpone, given our stellar speaker line up and the significant excitement generated around the summit, our primary responsibility must be in the public interest,” he added.

The organiser, nevertheless, assured that the rescheduled event will feature high-calibre speakers and a “curated experience” which it is known for.

“The planning team is currently in communication with our speakers and other stakeholders and expect to announce a new date when it is most appropriate.”

— Kirk-Anthony Hamilton, co-founder, Destination Experience and organiser of Visionaries’ Summit

Among those expected to feature at this year’s Visionaries’ Summit are: Richard Byles, governor, Bank of Jamaica; Therese Turner-Jones, general manager, Country Department Caribbean Group, Inter-American Development Bank; Andre Anderson, COO & First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta; Raymond J McGuire, Chairman, Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory, Citigroup; and Pilar Manchon, senior director of Research Strategy at Google AI.

“We will be in communication as to the new dates which we expect to be in the last quarter of this year,” Hamilton stated.

Michael McMorris, chairman of Victoria Mutual Buiding Society, make a point to Melanie Subratie, vice-chairman of Musson Jamaica Limited, during a previous instalment of Visionaries’ Summit. (Photo: Destination Experience)

He also urged patrons to take the necessary precautions to protect their health and that of their loved ones.

“The planning team is currently in communication with our speakers and other stakeholders and expect to announce a new date when it is most appropriate,” the e-mail ended.