Following the conclusion of Global Entrepreneurship Week, AEGIS Business Solutions launches its first Caribbean Creative Industries Business Summit and Workshop Series on Monday 15th November. Senator The Honorable, Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry, along with Senator The Honorable, Randall Mitchell, Minister of Tourism, Culture and The Arts, The Honorable, Ancil Dennis, Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation and Deodat Maharaj, Executive Director of Caribbean Export Development Agency, will present at the virtual Opening Ceremony, due to start at 1PM; it is free to the public.
This two-week event is like none other, will conclude with a Summit on November 26th and will feature a consortium of speakers, creative entrepreneurs from across the Caribbean and diaspora during its run.
Musician, Actor and producer, Wendell Manwarren of 3canal, will be doing a video presentation on ‘Communicating the Creative Vision’:
“I see this Summit as a crucial opportunity at this precarious time, for creatives and investors to get out of their silos and bridge the divide and challenge the assumptions, that continue to bedevil and prevent us from finding common purpose towards a common goal. For us to seek solutions and explore possibilities that take us beyond where we are, to where we imagine is possible, by providing the forum for real communication to flourish and ideas to blossom and bear fruit, that redound to the benefit of us all.” – Wendell Manwarren
The Ceremony will also include, a ‘Mindset and Motivation’ session with Precision Global Music CEO and Music producer, Kasey Phillips, among other presentations.
Participants can also look forward to engaging panels and discussions surrounding the Creative Industries, on how we navigate, innovate and propel these sectors, in order to jumpstart our creative economy. One such panel is, “Valuing the Creative Mindset” and features a talented group from the Caribbean. Trinbagonian Fashion Designer and Social entrepreneur, Anya Ayoung Chee, Illustrator, artist and comic book writer, Matthew Clarke from Barbados, Guyanese Literary activist and Oral historian, Petamber Persaud, Jamerican Film Director and Screenwriter, Kia Moses, along with CEO of Spicemas Corp., Kelvin Jacob from Grenada and Music Producer and percussionist, Keshav Chandradath Singh from Trinidad, are all gearing up for the Summit. The panel will be moderated by Media personality and Communications practitioner, Dike Rostant.
According to Anya Ayoung Chee: “NFTs [non-fungible tokens] present a unique model for collaboration between creatives and tech developers. As a designer, it has given me a feeling of freedom and possibility, which I have yearned for in the traditional fashion realm. The future of artistic sovereignty and shared growth, shared wins for the Caribbean creative and technology communities, lie in this space. My hope is that the WYLD FLWR drop we recently launched inspires more Caribbean creatives to jump in the NFT game and start navigating the world of blockchain and crypto…”
Jamerican Filmmaker, Kia Moses shares, “Caribbean people are naturally creative. The key is for creators to find the balance between passion and profit; for investors to truly start seeing creativity as a profitable industry and for the Caribbean audience to pay to support the arts.”
There are twelve (12) online workshops which touch on all areas of business, including: business registration, hiring of staff, accounting, taxes and maintaining good customer relations. The workshops will have engaging discussions, live examples and case studies. Participants will also have access to toolkits, guides, short-cuts and access to each workshop they’ve registered for, for a period of 10 business days, following the end of the event.
“Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and creatives need to build their business and finance knowledge whilst focusing on developing their craft and core service. At Aegis, we have taken our expertise and designed condensed, simple workshops to help business owners hit the ground running as they head into 2022.” says Aegis Chairman, Angela Lee Loy
Participants can still register for the online workshops and Summit at https://www.aegistt.com/creative-summit/. Don’t delay; it’s time to turn your passion into profit!
For further information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 868 625 6473 ext. 162 or 164. Follow AEGIS on social media @aegisbusiness to stay in the loop.