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Because we never waste a crisis you’ve got one more day for BIDEM 2020!

The  programme committee, BIDEM 2020 Caribbean Diaspora Entrepreneurs’  Development Conference and Trade Show is seeking practitioners, consultants, researchers, and experts in departments of government for our pre-conference “Masterclass and capacity building” workshops as well as breakout conference sessions.  The Masterclasses will be delivered online for 2- 5 days leading up to Conference.   BIDEM 2020 will be held October 13-15, 2020.

The event organizers are deliberate in bringing to attendees a broad multi-track event.  It is expected that presenters will bring experience from the fields, novel and emergent research, thought leadership, case studies and examples of what works and why; as well as what has failed and why.

For details on session timing and submission guideline Email: Meegan Scott at: BIDEM2020(at)


The event is organized to accelerate the reduction of the entrepreneurial skills gap faced by Caribbean Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Canada and other Caribbean diasporic markets; Canadians with no history of business in the family; entrepreneurs of African descendent and other immigrants who face similar challenges, in particular non-native speakers of English. 

The skills gap include the barriers of foreignness, lack of trust, access to capital, sparse networks and lack of experience growing big businesses.  There are also barriers related how women think and do business versus men, and lack of market intelligence all of which will be addressed by the event.

BIDEM will facilitate the coming together of mainstream business leaders, investors, academia, policy makers and their Caribbean peers with the aim of:

  • catalyzing the growth of businesses,
  • number of businesses  
  • their income from international sales and
  • to explore post COVID_19 business models. 

This edition will also address the COVID 19 pandemic and resilience building.

Conference and Trade Show Theme:

“Connecting the Roots, Building Networks Together for Profit and Purpose”.

The main thematic pillars

Presentations should address delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Submit Your Request for The Speaker’s Proposal Guide today!

Proposal deadline:  July 25, 2020 | Extended to July 31, 2020

Contact Meegan Scott by Email at: BIDEM2020(at)

Proposal review period:  July to August 20, 2020.

During this period, the committee with contact proponents for clarification, request for additional information or with recommendations for adjustments.

Notice of submission outcomes:

August  25th  to mid-September

Proponents will receive the outcomes of their submissions.

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