Jamaica is set to host the first Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit in Montego Bay from February 5-7, 2015. The Summit aims to connect philanthropists, next generation wealth holders, investors, social entrepreneurs, and allies to learn, cross-examine and debate relevant social issues and explore innovative ways to make an impact on philanthropy throughout the region. Targeting individuals in the Caribbean and the Diaspora, the Nexus Global Youth Summit will be held at Half Moon, A RockResort.
“Destination Jamaica is delighted to host the upcoming Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit in our tourism capital, Montego Bay. We are always happy to support events designed to bring long-term benefits especially to the lives of young people,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook. “This meeting of brilliant minds that will discuss issues relating to philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, augurs well for the region. As a destination, we are aware of the power of philanthropy and are committed to leveraging opportunities for our youth.”
Among the speakers confirmed for the inaugural Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit are Hon. Lisa Hanna, Jamaica’s Minister of Youth and Culture; Hon. Damion Crawford, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment; Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International; Abigail Noble, Director at Impact Investing World Economic Forum; and Kate Roberts,Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy at Population Services International (PSI).
The Nexus Global Youth Summit is a global movement of over 2,000 aspiring, young minds from over 70 countries who are changing the world through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. The Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit is hosted by the RMP Foundation and The Phoenix Group in partnership with the Jamaica Tourist Board, the Sandals Foundation and the MapeX Foundation. For more information on the Nexus Caribbean Youth Summit or to apply, visit www.nexusyouthsummit.org/summits/caribbean/