WEF-Caribbean, 2020 Program Details

Session Guidelines:
* Plenary Sessions: Each plenary session has around 7-8 speakers who individually deliver their acceptance remarks and inspiring life message for about 4-5 minutes in the order of speaking as mentioned in the program.
* Awards will be conferred to awardees at WEF Black & White Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday 7th February from 7:30 pm on.
* Parallel Sessions: Each session of 60 Minutes will have maximum of 4 co-lead speakers on a panel, who will speak for 10-12 minutes each.
* Moderators: For parallel sessions, it is recommended that speakers select from amongst themselves a moderator in advance who will strictly enforce the time allotted. All speakers in a session will be connected via email beforehand to coordinate their discussions.
* Vibe and Flow: We encourage speaking and sharing from the heart in storytelling format (instead of powerpoints). Overall, the vibe of the conference is interactive with open hearted sharing favouring connection and community spirit.
* Timings: Timings of the sessions are subject to change. Sessions may be merged or de-merged depending on schedule flow. While we do our best to adjust and accommodate, the decision of the organisers is final.
* Language: The conference is in English. If any support is required with translation in your talk, do let us know in advance so we can connect you to another participant with a request for volunteer help.
* Social Media: You can publicise your participation and request a social media banner template from our team.
* Press Release: A general press release is also available closer to the dates.
* Dress Code: We love to celebrate all cultures in creativity, diversity, and sisterhood. So we welcome you to dress up for comfort and confidence. Do also apprise yourself of local culture and customs.
* All the Videos and Pictures of the conference will be uploaded on the website after the event.

Moderator/Guest   Co-Lead  Panelist 
 Via Video Keynotes & Guest of Honour

Time Allocation
For  Co-Lead :10-12 Min, Panelist: 5 Min.

Gender Equality: Promoting Women’s rights & an Equal Future.

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Day-1 – 1st May Friday 2020
TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
07:00AM –08:00AMRegistration
08:00AM -08:30 AMPlenary AActo Inaugural – Opening act
08:30 AM – 08:45 AMPlenary-A (1)Welcome to Puerto RicoMujeres Puerto Riquena
08:45 AM -09:00AMPlenary-A (2)Opening remarks WEF CaribbeanHarbeen Arora
Johanna Salgado
09:30 AM- 11:10AMPlenary B Impact 2030: Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
09:30AM-10:10AMImpact 2030, An Opportunity to Advance the Empowerment of WomenYanire Braña
10:10AM-10:40AMData on the Empowerment of Women From the Present to the FutureJuanita Francis
10:40AM – 11:10AMPlenary-B (3)Women Leading the Transformation of the RegionManuel Laboy
Naniki Reyes Ocasio
Carmen Padilla
Glorimar Ripoll Balet
11:10AM – 12:30 PMPlenary CWomen: Leadership, Roles and Economic Development
11:10AM – 11:40AMPlenary-C(1)Women Accelerating Change From the Private SectorAdriana Bonilla
Alexandra Salgado
Francisco Montalvo
11:40AM-12:00PMPlenary-C(2)Changing Roles: The New Role of Women in the World EconomyAngelica Sosa
Nadia Ramos
Melisa Gorondy Novak
12:00PM – 12:30PMPlenary-C(3)Women’s Leadership: The Key to Business Survival and CompetitivenessPablo Collazo
Laura del Castillo
Fiona Hinkson
Meera Ramesar
Denisse Rodriguez
12:00PM – 12:30PMLunch
02:00PM – 06:00PMPlenary DWomen: Education, Talent, Fashion and Cutural
02:00PM – 02:25PMPlenary-D (1)Designing Life: With Purpose and DiversityAdriana Reyes
Adriana Reyes
Karen Mendizabal
02:25PM – 03:00PMPlenary-D (2)India –Nigeria –Paraguay- Puerto Rico: Education for Employment – Preparing Talent for the Challenges of the Future.Zulma Arzola
Rodrigo Paris
Cyling Bieh
Sofía Scheid
03:00PM -03:40PMPlenary-D (3)Young Women Who Make an Impact on the Society.Cynthia Carrillo
Salua Garcia
Yanibel Cepel
Elizabeth
03:40PM -04:20PMPlenary-D (4)Institutions that Support Women Entrepreneurs
Plenary-D (5)How Arts and Culture Could Move Forward a Society More Inclusive?Tamaris Cañals
Lina Duque
Break
5:15PM – 06:00PMPlenary-D (6)Fashion: Generator of Growth and WealthThebyam Carrion
06:00PM – 08:00PMWomen Economic Forum Awards Ceremony
Welcome Cocktail
08:00PMInclusive Fashion Show
Day-2, 2nd May 2020, Saturday
TimeSession No.TopicSpeakers
08:00AMPlenary-AEntrepreneurship and Innovation the path of women’s empowerment
08:00AM – 08:30AMPlenary-A (1)Men as Builders of Gender EquityJohanna Salgado
Lambert Van Nistelrooij
Ramón Lam
Frank García
Juan Bauza
08:30AM – 08:50AMPlenary-A (2)Startups in Latin America and the Fear of FailureRodrick T. Miller
Paula Alvarez
08:50AM – 09:20AMPlenary-A (3)Keys to Scale Successful Companies Through Digital MarketingBrad Dean
Vivianan Collazo
Stephanie Román
Ouali Benmeziane
Eduardo Carvalho
09:20AM- 10:00AMPlenary-A (4)Education of Women Leads to Community DevelopmentJodie Padilla
Ana Hilda Arrojo de Armas
Dr. Maryse Robert
Nicole Griensewic
Ana Guadalupe
10:00AM- 10:30AMPlenary-A (5)Finance for EntrepreneursAlberto Cordero
Jorge Arosemena
Lucia Peraza
Laura Cantero
Fern Lewins
10:30AM – 11:10AMPlenary-A (6)Global Challenges of Female EntrepreneurshipErika Medina
Mónica Novoa
Franscisca Cruzat Grand
Trincia Beckles
Caroline Wedmore
Plenary-BWomen Impacting the 4.0 Revolution
11:10AM- 11:50AMPlenary B(1)Inspiring Women in the Digital EraVíctor Rivera
Lucy Crespo
Miriam Laracuente
Emma Fernández
11:50AM – 12:30PMPlenary B(2)IoT & Smart CitiesDanny Joseph
Lucemy Velázquez
Sol Rosado
12:30PM- 01:30PMPlenary B(3)Opportunities and Challenges of BlockChain in Business GenerationValérie Gauthier
Amit Chandansingh
Sebastián Vidal
01:30PM – 02:30 PMLunch
Plenary CGlobal Impact: Scientific and Successful Women in a Sustainable World
02:30PM – 03:10PMPlenary C(1)Women in NASA – Aerospace AreasMayda Velasco
Francisco Cordova
03:10PM- 03:30PMPlenary C(2)Stories on Women EmpowermentIvelice Cardona
Pat Foley
Luis Ramos
Gilberto Montes
María Luisa Ortiz
03:30PM – 03:50PMPlenary C(3)The Power of Media and Data that Impact the RegionMaria Eugenia
Jhon Atwood
Federico Stubbe
03:30PM – 04:10PMPlenary C(4)Successful WomenYanire Braña
Wesley Cullen
Sofia Stolberg
Plenary DScientific Women: Your Work and Work in Society
04:10PM – 04:40PMPlenary D(1)Global Impact: Alliances that Transform Women’s EmpowermentJuanita Franscis
Melissa Gorondy Novak
Harbeen Arora
Johanna Salgado
Yanire Braña
Validity SessionClosing Act WEF Caribbean
04:40PM-5:30PMPlenary EWomen: Peace Builders & SustainabilityHarbeen Arora
Michelle Obama
Nawal al-Hosany