JMMB Group hosted the second staging of its financial empowerment event series dubbed, JMMB Elevate 2.0 on January 17 to 18 at the Spanish Court Hotel and the AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston, Jamaica respectively.
This year, the group delivered two days geared towards those who wanted to be intentional about kick-starting their year by providing them with practical tips and advice on how to achieve their goals in the New Year and beyond. The programme included networking activities, a fireside chat and workshops leading up to the main event. This year’s keynote speakers were attorney-at-law and motivational speaker, Rochelle Cameron, and CEO of The Social Chain, Steven Bartlett, shared from their personal experiences, further empowering the audience to work towards their dreams.
Chief Marketing Officer at JMMB Group, Kerry-Ann Stimpson, said, “To go back to the JMMB story, firstly, we were the investment company that opened up the money market to the everyday Jamaican investor. So, as an organisation, we are about empowering and partnering with people to achieve their goals, and what better way to kick off a new year, and a new decade than to host an event that does just that.”
Friday’s Learn & Vibe event was a prelude to Saturday’s full-day workshop series and main stage. The event provided a great opportunity for JMMB to reinforce the message and fundamental principles of investing. The attendees engaged in interactive games, including a simulation of the stock market dubbed ‘Drink Exchange,’ where the price of the drinks was dependent on supply and demand of the ‘market’s’ choice.
The theme for Saturday’s event was ‘Creating the Change to Live Your Dream’, with workshops on “Scaling your Side Hustle” and “Being Set for Life” along with a fireside chat on investment opportunities in 2020.
Rochelle Cameron, who followed the fireside chat, used the platform to lead the charge in awakening the audience’s vision to step into a purpose-filled life. She encouraged the audience to “Be specific about your dreams. Just like goals, figure out the ‘how’ that’s going to get you to the end result. A dream causes one to have a doing action, let that energise you, and know that it’s okay to fail, or fall. It’s 2020, this year you’re going to take a gamble on yourself and your dreams!”
Bartlett, during his presentation, shared from his personal experience about entrepreneurship, wealth creation and balancing life to achieve greatness, having built a successful global media company Social Chain, having dropped out of college at 21 years old. He reminded the audience that “the only limits you have are the ones you choose to believe.”