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  • The Voice of Business………………………………………………………………………................................OCTOBER 21, 2015

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    Venture Capital Training Workshop

    The Jamaica Venture Capital Programme, a unit of the Development Bank of Jamaica, which has the mandate to develop a venture capital and private equity industry in Jamaica, is hosting a one-day training workshop on the documents, templates and best practices that are related to private equity and venture capital transactions.

    A compendium (“Toolkit”) of these documents has been developed for the Jamaican legal environment, by Mr. Douglas Leys of LeySmith Lawyers. It should be noted that this “Toolkit” was first introduced at a Legal Forum held in February of this year, and a request was made for a more in-depth review.

    The training will be facilitated by Mr. Leys and will be held at Mona Law Lecture Theatre 1, University of the West Indies, on Saturday, October 31 starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. The cost of this very important training workshop is J$5,000 and covers lunch and coffee breaks.

    A copy of the Course Outline is available at the link: Workshop-Outline-Agenda-for-Legal-Practitioners

    A copy of the Registration Form can be accessed at the link: Registration-Form

    For more information and to register online, visit the link: www.venturecapitaljamaica.com

    Commissioner of INDECOM is guest

    speaker at JCC BOD Meeting in October

    Mr. Terrence Williams, Commissioner, Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) (pictured seated at right of JCC President Warren McDonald) was the guest speaker at the Board of Directors Meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at the JCC Secretariat.

    http://jamaicachamber.org.jm/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Workshop-Outline-Agenda-for-Legal-Practitioners-Sept-25.pdf http://jamaicachamber.org.jm/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Registration-Form-Sept-25.pdf http://www.venturecapitaljamaica.com/

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    4th Annual Global Capital Trends Pulse Survey

    The Jamaica Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Deloitte Consulting in the execution of its 4th Annual Global Capital Trends pulse survey. The brief survey will help to identify and calibrate the relevance of Human Capital trends in 2016 and the next several years. You are invited to let your view- points and experiences help to shape Jamaica’s representation in this survey for the first time since it was launched. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes of your time to complete

    Understanding the changing business, HR and talent landscape is critical to corporate and public sector executives. Both the turbulent global economy and the continuously changing business landscape require Human Resources leaders and professionals to be agile and proactive when anticipating evolving market trends.

    The pulse survey provides a list of 10 trends identified by a global Human Capital group, and asks you about the relevance of each of these trends to your organization, and your preparedness to deal with these trends. As is our stated policy, your responses will remain completely confidential and will not be directly associated with you or your company in any way.

    Take the Survey here: The Global Human Capital Trends 2016 pulse survey

    We thank you in advance for your participation, and will share the results in early 2016. To show our appreciation, all respondents who complete the survey will receive a copy of the final report and will be invited to a global webcast on the 2016 trends and the results of the global pulse survey. You are also invited to view the 2015 Human Capital Trends report. The survey will remain open until Oct. 30th 2015.

    UTech Jamaica International Conference on Hydrogen - Nov. 3 - 4, 2015

    The use of hydrogen whether for cooking at the household or commercial level; clean transportation fuel or utility scale applications such as power to gas are options which the Caribbean region needs to further examine. The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) will host the 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Hydrogen at the University of Technology , Jamaica on November 3 - 4, 2015 under the theme “The Hydrogen Economy - A sustainable energy Diversification Option for the Caribbean.” The Conference will highlight the global trends with respect to hydrogen as a key enabling pathway for renewable energy applications.

    Since August 2012 UTech, Ja has been participating in research on the sustainable production of hydrogen as a fuel for domestic cooking along with fellow partners, Brunel University (UK), Bureau of Standards Jamaica and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining and the University of the West Indies. The research project is co-funded by the European Union under the ACP Caribbean & Pacific Research Programmes for Sustainable Development.

    There will be an Exhibition in the Alfred Sangster’s Auditorium (UTech, Ja) open to the public 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily. For more information on the Conference visit the link: solarhydrogen.utechsapna

    https://bersin.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_d6V4NypmoLggytT http://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/human-capital/articles/introduction-human-capital-trends.html http://www.solarhydrogen.utechsapna.com/

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    On October 27th - 11:00 a.m., at the first webinar in the series—Key aspects of negotiating an interna- tional sales contract—international foreign trade consultant Josep Bertran will:

     Discuss the types of contracts -formal and informal--used in foreign trade transactions;

     Cross-cultural aspects to keep in mind when negotiating a contract;

     Use of communications tools (e-mail, whatsapp, Facebook, etc.) in negotiations.

    Businesspeople interested in participating in this event can find more information, pre-register and submit questions at the event pages online:

     Key aspects of negotiating an international sales contract: https://plus.google.com/events/ c7q381lnvemqrldi6tufql74j10

    More information and links to the webinars are also available at: http://www.mastercardbiz.com/

    caribbean/category/webinars/ Continued on next page

    INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR On October 27 and 28, 2015, MasterCard Biz (www.mastercard.biz.com/caribbean) will offer two exclusive webinars as part of an ongoing series of events aimed at helping Caribbean companies develop cross-border business. Businesspeople in Jamaica are invited to participate in the first two events at no charge.

    https://plus.google.com/events/c7q381lnvemqrldi6tufql74j10 https://plus.google.com/events/c7q381lnvemqrldi6tufql74j10 http://www.mastercardbiz.com/caribbean/category/webinars/ http://www.mastercardbiz.com/caribbean/category/webinars/ http://www.mastercard.biz.com/caribbean

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    INTERNATIONAL WEBINAR CONTINUED: These activities are part of MasterCard initiative www.mastercard.biz.com/caribbean aimed at fostering foreign trade transac- tions and international business growth for businesses in Jamaica.

    On October 28th - 11:00 a.m., at the second event — E commerce in the United States: trends and recommendations — Sonia Garcia, international consultant and founder of Krea Global, will:

     Discuss the main e-commerce trends in the United States, including m-commerce;

     Highlight opportunities for Caribbean companies to leverage e-commerce growth;

    Businesspeople interested in participating in this event can find more information, pre-register and submit questions at the event pages online:

     E commerce in the United States: trends and recommendations: https://plus.google.com/ events/ca6gg8isu828h7lpdf46hvr133c

    More information and links to the webinars are also available at: http://www.mastercardbiz.com/ caribbean/category/webinars/

    http://www.mastercard.biz.com/caribbean https://plus.google.com/events/ca6gg8isu828h7lpdf46hvr133c https://plus.google.com/events/ca6gg8isu828h7lpdf46hvr133c http://www.mastercardbiz.com/caribbean/category/webinars/ http://www.mastercardbiz.com/caribbean/category/webinars/

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    For information on upcoming JCC events please contact: Ste. 13–15, UDC Office Centre Bldg., 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston

    Tel: