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Stakeholders reception for Canex 2017

Published:Sunday | September 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMJanet Silvera
From left: Garnett Silk Jr with Peter Tosh's granddaughters, Akayda McIntosh and Alison Dawkins.
President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, T'Shura Gibbs; director of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Eleanor Hussey; and Nathan Robb.
Douglas Gordon of CanEx is flanked by (from left) Joan Wembley, Scheril Murray-Powell and Lindsay Shapiro.
From left: Acting CEO, Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Greg Douglas; Dr Uma Dhanabalan, cannabis therapeutics specialist; Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett; and investment strategist Steven Conville.
Cannabis clinical researcher Dr Lorenzo Gordon and his wife, Yeiny.
Rob McKinney and Gemma McKay in a jovial mood at a cocktail reception for CanEx participants.
Dionne Warwick's son Damon Elliott (left) and senior adviser and chief strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright, at a cocktail reception for CanEx participants at the Bellefield Great House in Montego Bay.
From left: Michael Minardi, Seda Gulkaya and Gregory Sorno.
José Belen (left) and Arby Barroso
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WESTERN BUREAU:

Hosted by Isratech, CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo took over the lawns of the beautiful Bellefield Great House in Montego Bay, St James, at what was tagged a private networking cocktail event recently.

Held on the eve of the conference staged at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, the event brought together a number of the speakers, panellists, partners and specially invited guests.

In fact, organiser and founder Douglas Gordon said the cocktail party is where a great deal of networking takes places and has been credited with more than 10 deals that came from the 2016 event with a value exceeding US$20 million.

This year, the cocktail saw business people, doctors, researchers and stakeholders getting together to meet and discuss ways in which they could collaborate.

Some of the key attendees included Montel Williams; Congressman William Tauzin; Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett; Dr Lorenzo Gordon of the Ministry of Health Cannabis Unit; Delano Seiveright from the Cannabis Licensing Authority; Benjie Hodara of Isratech; Greg Douglas, acting CEO of the Cannabis Licensing Authority; Don Gittens from JAMPRO; Eleanor Hussey; T'Shura Gibbs, president of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Hedda Pitter of Newport Fersan; Canadian businessman Sidney Kimmel; and Lissy Boekholt of The Cannabis Supplier out of the Netherlands.

janet.silvera@gleanerjm.com