Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit is a two-day virtual event that will occur on October 5th – 6th, 2021. This two-day event is geared toward Caribbean youth between the ages of 16 -29. Young persons will be exposed to motivational discussions, presentations, and workshops from experts of various fields.

The components of the Summit will focus on three main themes:

  • Employment and Employability
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Agripreneurship


Over the two days, the Summit will feature:

  • Motivational Speaking from an established Business Leader
  • Mentorship Sessions
  • Skills-Building Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Entertainment
  • Networking
  • Virtual Booths

At the Summit, several companies and organizations will pledge job opportunities for youth across the Caribbean for the next three years. 

To log into the Summit, click on the "External Users" button on the event homepage.

Featured Session

Daymond John

Star of ABC's Shark Tank and Founder/CEO of FUBU

Daymond John has been a phenomenally successful business person for over 25 years. Along his entrepreneurial journey, through his many successes as well as failures, he has learned a few things about getting the best out of business and life. He believes the keys to his success include establishing the right mindset and following a few fundamental principles, which he calls his five "S.H.A.R.K points.” Get ready! Daymond John is going to share his unique goal-setting and achievement strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.


2:00 PM

Welcome To The Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit

Dr. Terri Karelle
Keevan 'Keevo' Lewis
2:05 PM

Opening Address

Laurent Freixe
Nestlé Zone Americas 
2:10 PM

Formal Address

The Honourable Gaston Browne,
Chairman – Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
2:15 PM

Formal Address

The Honourable Foster Cummings
Minister of Youth Development and National Service
2:20 PM

Feature Speaker

Daymond John
CEO/Founder FUBU & Star of ABC's Shark Tank
3:15 PM

Workshop Block 1

Soar Beyond: Mindset Mantras for Overcoming Obstacles

Selena Chin
Motivational Speaker & Mentor

Build Your Own Brand: Personal Branding in the Digital Age

Ron Johnson
Branding Expert & Entrepreneur
4:00 PM

Workshop Block 2

Own The Room: Public Speaking to Leave a Lasting Impression

Rochelle Cameron
Attorney & Public Speaker

Get Unstuck: How to Stop Overthinking and Discover Your Path in Life

Dr. Crystal Benjamin
Therapist & Mental Health Advocate

A Planet for All Generations: The Role of YOUth in the Era of Global Climate Change

Dr. Keron Niles
Lecturer and Climate Change Researcher
Karl Brodbeck
Category Technical Manager - Nestlé Switzerland and Food Technologist
Ashfred Norris
Youth Climate Change Activist
4:40 PM

Formal Address

The Honourable Charles S Ramson
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports - Guyana
4:45 PM

See You Tomorrow

Dr. Terri Karelle Reid
Keevan 'Keevo' Lewis
4:50 PM

Digital Lounge & Networking

DJ Quest
Antigua & Barbuda
Blaqrose Supreme
DJ Diamond
DJ Charlotte
Trinidad & Tobago
5:00 PM

Mentorship by Industry Leaders
*limited capacity*

1:00 PM

Mentorship by Industry Leaders
*limited capacity*"

2:00 PM

Welcome Back to the Nestlé Caribbean Youth Summit

Dr. Terri Karelle Reid
Keevan 'Keevo' Lewis
2:05 PM

Opening Address

Josué De la Maza, Market Head
Nestlé Anglo-Dutch Caribbean
2:10 PM

Formal Address

The Honourable Dwight Sutherland
Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment - Barbados
2:15 PM

Formal Address

The Honourable Robert Nesta Morgan
Minister of State with Responsibility for Youth - Jamaica
2:20 PM

Youth NOW

Youth leaders discuss the challenges and opportunities facing young people in the region today
Java Sealy
Youth Leader - Barbados
Jenelli Fraser
Youth Leader - Belize
Renee Atwell
Youth Leader - Trinidad & Tobago
Keithlin Caroo
Youth Leader - St. Lucia
3:05 PM

Announcement of Competition Winners

Laurent Freixe
CEO - Nestlé Zone Americas
Josué De la Maza
Market Head - Nestlé Anglo-Dutch Caribbean
3:15 PM

Workshop Block 3

From the Ground Up: How Agripreneurship is Transforming the Caribbean

Alpha Sennon
Founder WHYFarm

Professor Marlon Knights
Professor of Bioscience, Agriculture and Food Technology

Herzen Graham
Nestlé T&T

Cross-Talk: How to Communication Between Generations (In the Workplace & Beyond)

Daniel Francis
Coach & Author - 'The Millenial Mind'

Kobe Sandy
Guild President - UWI St. Augustine

Michelle Connell
Management Consultant & Lecturer on Intergenerational Workplaces
4:00 PM

Workshop Block 4

Going Digital in the New Marketplace: Strategies for Solopreneurs & Small Business Owners

Neel Arora
Global Head of eCommerce

Money Matters: Financial Management Basics You Don't Learn in School

Philip Williams
Finance & Investment Professional

Skills for NOW & Beyond: Caribbean Employers share what is needed to stand out in the Modern Workplace

Lara Quentrall Thomas
Recruitment & HR Management Professional
Rosanne George-Dede Sombo
HR Manager - Massy Group
Tashana Briscoe
Learning, Development and People Experience Manager - Digicel Jamaica
Kirlyn Archie-Lewis
General Manager, Human Resources - First Citizen's Bank
4:40 PM

NOW Moment: 1,000 Corporate Job Pledges

Kristin Martinez
Head of Human Resources - Nestlé Anglo Dutch Caribbean
4:50 PM

Closing Address

Martha Uribe
Head of Human Resources - Nestlé Zone Americas
4:55 PM

What NOW? Action Steps for Attendees

Dr. Terri Karelle Reid
Keevan 'Keevo' Lewis



Official Partner

Corporate Partners

Youth Partners

Media Partners

Competition Partners

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the "External Users" button on the event homepage to log into the summit.
You can log in as early as October 4th at 10am AST (Atlantic Standard Time). The summit agenda begins at 2pm AST (Atlantic Standard Time) on October 5th.
The target age is 16-29, however, we will not deter anyone out of the age range who wishes to register.
The Nestlé Needs Youth Programme target age is 16-29, therefore the Summit’s target is within this age range.
There is no end date to register, registration will be open even on the days of the Summit.
Yes, you can still register.
This Summit is targeted to youth from: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, St Maarten, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Tortola, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, US Virgin Islands
This event is a virtual event and it will be hosted at: Nestle Caribbean Youth Summit 2021
No, registration is free
No, all sessions are free.
Vacancies and job opportunities will be posted on our website and social media once available.
At the Summit, the Alliance for Youth Partners will pledge that they will offer job opportunities to youth 16-19 over a three-year period. No, jobs will be offered at the Summit.
Once your registration form is completed, you will be automatically accepted and you will receive an email with all your login details.
Yes, the website is secured, we advise however, that you do not give your password away.
Two days – October 5th – 6th, 2020.
The content of the Summit will be available on the website for weeks after Nestle Caribbean Youth Summit 2021 .
The Youth Summit will feature: Motivational Speaking from an established Business Leader, Mentorship Sessions, Skills Building Workshops, Panel Discussions, Entertainment, Networking, and a Virtual Booth Exhibition from our Corporate Partners.