Less than three years old and Tech Beach Retreat has already gainedthe esteemed recognition of Essence magazine for providing a hub of technological innovation.
The internationally renowned magazine, with a readership of over 8.5 million, listed MontegoBay in the top 5 hubs for making connections in the tech space, owing to this annual three-dayconference devoted to industry innovation, networking and growth.
The choice to position this conference in Montego Bay was a strategic one made by thecreators of Tech Beach.
"We set out on a dream less than threeyearsago to have Jamaica and the Caribbean recognised as a tech hub and frontier market for theindustry. It was an ambitious goal so we decided the best start was to leverage the existing tourism image and infrastructure of Jamaica by working with our tourism capital Montego Bayto create a concept that would be attractive to the local and global community," statedKirk-Anthony Hamilton, Co-Founder of Tech Beach.
The brainchild of Hamilton and Kyle Maloney, Tech Beach Retreat has hosted some of theCaribbean’s and the world’s most dynamic and influential thought leaders, influencers andindustry shakers, all gathered in paradise to network and discuss the future of business in atechnology-driven world through world class keynote speakers, panel discussions, firesidechats, and workshops.
Throughout the three stagings of Tech Beach, the speakers have consistently representedgiants in the tech space, including representatives from Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Dropbox,PayPal,Pixar, Instagram and much more.
With such an impressive lineup, entrepreneurs, industryleaders and investors have flocked each conference to remain on the cutting edge of the industry, make connections, pitch to mentors and investors, and of course, enjoy all that Montego Bayhas to offer. The upcoming 2019 retreat scheduled for November 28 to 30th promises to deliver insimilar fashion.
"For 2019, Tech Beach plans to expand our corporate interactions and programmes, continuebuilding our entrepreneurship accelerator and move into a more interactive space showcasingcutting edge technologies with opportunities for demos and more. We appreciate the Jamaica Tourist Board for buying into the vision from day one, especially ChairmanJohn Lynch andMinister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett. We also credit JAMPRO and the Development Bank of Jamaica with supporting this success," added Hamilton.
Tech Beach is moving into a new era of unique partnerships with organisations collaboratingwithorganisers beyond the scope of the event to tapping its network for various solutions yearround. One such interactive initiative is the launch of ‘Tech Beach U’, a platform for workshops,and furthering the hybrid accelerator through a number of new partnerships.
Tech Beach founders also alluded to the increased focus on corporate innovation and driving new investment through a series of private round table sessions. Interested persons are invited to visit the Tech Beach Retreat website at https://techbeach.net/