Keep Growing Young Professionals Conference returns in June
Added: 09 May 2018
May 9, 2018
A participant at the recent Keep Growing conference looks through a booklet. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)
Following a successful inauguration last year, the Keep Growing Young Professionals (KGYP) Conference returns on June 2, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Knutsford Court Hotel in St Andrew.
The event will be held under the theme, “Employee vs Entrepreneur: Finding Your Path to Success”, and will feature a variety of expert speakers and established professionals who will share insights and strategies on how to succeed as an entrepreneur and how to fast track your career as an employee or entrepreneur.
“There will be workshops and live interviews to help guide you to move from good to great,” stated Keerene Carty, founder of event organiser Keep Growing Limited.
Among the topics scheduled to be covered are “Network Marketing”, “The Modern Employee – Millennial Mindset”, “Managing Financial Growth”, “Achieving Success as an Entrepreneur” and “Digital Marketing”.
Sessions and panels will feature industry experts including Damion Crawford, Dania Beckford, Carole Rowe, Joel Worrell, Mitzi Hyde, Dennise Williams, Cheryl Stewart, and Garth Williams. Popular media personality Debbie Bissoon will host the event.
Among the event sponsors, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica views the Keep Growing Young Professionals Conference as an important career development platform.
“We see it as an important opportunity for learning and networking that could be of great value to young professionals,” Don Dobson, information and public relations officer of the BCJ, said.
“We hope to provide some insight on the nuances of the professional environment, taking into consideration emerging opportunities and challenges of the digital age,” Dobson added.
Renowned educator Sandra Bramwell, executive director of Versan Educational Services, shared a similar sentiment towards the conference.
“The Keep Growing concept is phenomenal and we at Versan believed we should stand behind it. We also work with students and young people so the concept all tied in,” Bramwell said.
Sol Petroleum Jamaica Limited is among a number of repeat sponsors from last year. Karoline Smith, marketing implementer for Sol Western Caribbean, said the company was proud to lend its support to the event once again.
“Sol Petroleum Jamaica Limited (Shell Lubricants Macro Distributor) is very delighted and proud to be on board for the second staging of the Keep Growing conference, aimed at assisting our young professionals with general personal and career development. Our young people are the future, let us invest in them!” Smith said.
Other second time sponsors for the event include the Nestle Needs YOUth initiative from Nestle Jamaica, VMBS & Heart NTA along with media partners Jamaica Observer and Trend Media.
Shamar Lester, customer service representative at Web Deals JA, attended the Keep Growing Young Professional Conference last year and has registered for this year’s staging. Explaining why she planned to participate in the event again this year, Lester said: “I enjoyed learning about the great possibilities of self and what I am able to achieve and the tips on how to get there. I also enjoyed learning about the stock market and session with Kamila McDonald”.
According to the organisers, the Keep Growing conference is “driven by a movement to inspire young professionals to always strive to move from good to great, from great to excellence, and from excellence to iconic in whatever they do.”