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The Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners hosts the 3rd Annual LEAP! The SME Conference

30 Apr 2018 10:39 PM | Jermile Andrew (Administrator)

For Immediate Release

St. John’s, Antigua (April 30th 2018) – The Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners (ABASBO) will be hosting LEAP! 2018: The SME Conference, a two day event scheduled to take place on May 23rd and 24th 2018 at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. This is the 3rd year hosting this Conference, which is quickly becoming the premier entrepreneurship and SME conference within the region. The theme for this year’s conference is Disrupt. Innovate. Grow. LEAP! 2018 will attract Business Owners, Corporate Leaders, Entrepreneurs, SMEs, aspiring Entrepreneurs and Women Leaders. 

Day One of LEAP! 2018 will be the General Conference and is geared towards all aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs as well as existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME’s). On Day 2 in the morning will be the “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency for Business & Investing” Post-Conference Workshop.This interactive workshop is a ½ day event where you'll learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency investing opportunities to help you properly align and incorporate them into your business practice. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding and get a holistic perspective on the future of money, including available financial and technology options and security considerations as well as insights on how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency are changing governments and the legal aspect of money. In the afternoon on May 24th will be Women LEAP!, a half-day session designed for women in business and corporate leaders as we discuss “Investing & Wealth Building Opportunities for Women & Families”. 

At this Conference there will be an exclusive Panel of National, Regional and International Guest Speakers presenting on a wide range of Business Topics and Areas. Our hand-picked Caribbean speakers and experts include:

-          Sandra Baptist, Antigua – Founder, ABASBO and CEO, PACCS Inc.

-          Janice Sutherland, Antigua – CEO of

-          Tanya Smith, Canada -  CEO of Tanya Smith International

-          Telly Onu, St. Kitts – Founder, Beyond Capital Markets

-          McKenzie M. Slaughter, USA – Prohaus Capital and Beauty and the Bull

-          Gabriel Abed, Barbados – Founder of Bitt Inc. and Digital Asset Fund

-          Warren Cassell, Antigua/Montserrat – Co-founder,

-          Dr. Kenneth Onu, St. Vincent – Motivational Speaker, Author, Coach

-          Tevin Shepherd, St. Lucia – Youth Advocate and Fitness Enthusiast

 For persons who are unable to attend the Conference live, we will be livestreaming the 2 days of the Conference via our Live Access Webpage. Participants can experience the Conference and tune in live for the keynote presentations, while watching from the comfort of their office or home. Sponsors and Partners of LEAP! 2018 include PACCS Inc., the Caribbean Union Bank, First Caribbean International Bank and Destiny TV. 

For more information about LEAP! 2018: The SME Conference, visit: or call: 268-464-1084.


Media Note:

Contact Sandra Baptist for more information.

Phone: (268) 734-1084

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