National Planning Summit Gets Underway This Weekend:


All is set for this weekend’s National Planning Summit scheduled for November 2-4 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Rose Hall and presented under the theme ‘Jamaica Tomorrow’.
The opening session will be addressed by Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding on Saturday, November 3. In attendance will be several senior government ministers, local and international private sector leaders, leading public sector representatives and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). The summit will be examining a shared national vision for the future, high level plans required to bring the vision to life and the specific initiatives that will ensure the success of the plan. It is hoped that consensus will be reached on the critical initiatives that will drive economic growth and sustainable development for Jamaica.
Saturday night’s session will be addressed by Professor Stuart Hart one of the world’s top authorities on the implications of sustainable development and environmentalism for business strategy. Professor Hart lectures at the Johnson School at Cornell University. Prior to that he taught strategic management and founded both the Center for
Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and the Corporate Environmental Management Program (CEMP) at the University of Michigan. He has consulted or served as management educator for many corporations and organizations throughout the world.
Leading the team of presenters from the Jamaica end will be the Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. James Robertson; President of the PSOJ, Chris Zacca; Director General of the Planning Institute of Jamaica, Dr Wesley Hughes and head of the Office of National Reconstruction, the Hon. Kingsley Thomas.

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