About the Conference

A Conference for Small and Medium Enterprises wanting to excel embrace real opportunities for business growth!

Designed to steer you in the right direction, the NCB Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Conference 2013 is your gateway to a powerful future!  Let’s forge greater value-added business partnerships and access cutting-edge resources.

The Conference is designed to equip enterprising participants with tools, knowledge and linkages with potential partners to foster and sustain business growth.

Come reinforce business fundamentals, learn new market trends, establish contacts, enhance export/import opportunities, network, exchange views and ideas, as well as display products and services.

Why You Should Be here
  • You must do well despite the prevailing challenges
  • You have to explore and find opportunities to excel
  • You are critical to socio-economic development
  • You supply a need
  • You are passionate and focused on your business and its success

Conference sessions are designed to provide information and assistance to all types of small and medium-sized businesses with topics covering  small business finance, technology, governance issues, and acquiring and managing the resources needed to succeed. The conference will also allow participants to engage a large audience about the issues that affect the SME sector and even gives SMEs a chance to showcase your unique products and services.

 This is for you
  • SMEs who are looking to grow and expand locally & internationally
  • Professionals who are looking to start a small business
  • Organizations who offer services to SMEs
  • IT Vendors and Trade Facilitators
  • SMEs looking for additional clients, strategic partners, vendors
Primary Participating Sectors

Manufacturing Sector:

  • Consumer products
  • Handicrafts
  • Plastic, Paper & Packaging
  • Food Processing Industry
  • IT and ITEs

Service Sector:

  • Logistics
  • Franchising
  • Education & Training
  • Travel & Tourism
  • ICT solution providers
Expect To Be Inspired

You can expect to be inspired. Challenged. Encouraged. Over the three day event you will share formulas for success with a vast network of leaders in your sector. Some of the Jamaica’s most successful entrepreneurs will share their insights to help you get on the path for growth and maintain your upward trajectory.

What you will hear about

Key discussions will revolve around:

  • Opportunities for SMEs
  • Strategies to boost the business environment for SMEs
  • Investments and financing SME growth
  • Social media and SME development
  • Banking and financial service innovations for SMEs
  • Technologies that can help SME growth
Powerful speakers

Opening Keynote Speaker- Alicia Lyttle, CEO – Monetized Marketing sets the tone for intensive information transfer and feedback.

Topic: Small but Social – How Small Businesses Can Win with Social Media

Alicia Lyttle has been a leader in the internet marketing industry since leaving her job 12 years ago as an environmental justice specialist in the White House. She now helps thousands around the world learn the power of the internet.

Other speakers include: David Martin, General Manager, Jamaica Producers Group, Lisandra Rickards, Entrepreneur Development Trainer, Branson Center of Entrepreneurship, and Yoni Epstein, CEO at Island Outsourcers and Chairman of the Business Processing Industry Association of Jamaica.

Book a Booth

This conference offers a chance for companies to showcase their products and services using complete audio-visual facilities. Exhibitors and visitors have the opportunity to meet face-to-face and conduct business for possible partnerships. Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so book early.

For additional information and registration forms, please contact:

The Project Manager
Project Management Office
The Private Sector Organization of Jamaica
39 Hope Road
Kingston 10, Jamaica
Tel: 876-927-6238


Please download our conference brochure NCBSME_Brochure

Please download the Jamaica SMSs Survey Report Jamaica-smes-survey-report-2013