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Blockchain and IP Experts Among Speakers at 3rd LEAP Antigua Conference for Business Owners

Globally respected expert in Blockchain and cryptocurrency Gabriel Abed of BITT Barbados, is one of the featured speakers in the third installment of LEAP! 2018: The SME Conference in Antigua later this month.

The Antigua Barbuda Association of Small Business Owners (ABASBO) will be hosting Abed and other business and legal experts for the two-day event scheduled to take place on May 23rd and 24th 2018 at Jolly Beach Resort & Spa. The theme for this year’s conference is Disrupt. Innovate. Grow and targets business owners, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, SMEs, aspiring Entrepreneurs and women leaders.

The conference features an exclusive panel of national, regional and international guest speakers presenting on a wide range of business topics and areas. The hand-picked Caribbean speakers and experts include: Host and Founder of ABASBO and CEO of PACCS Inc. Sandra Baptist, Antigua; 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;  and Tevin Shepherd, St. Lucia – Youth Advocate and Fitness Enthusiast.

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). Warren Cassell of Montserrat who is now based in Antigua, will discuss intellectual property and the digital age.

On Day Two in the morning will be the “Blockchain & Cryptocurrency for Business & Investing” Post-Conference Workshop. This interactive workshop is a half-day event where attendees will learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency investing opportunities to properly align and incorporate them into business practices. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding and a holistic perspective on the future of money, including available financial and technology options and security considerations. The trend of Caribbean governments adopting blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and the ramifications will be discussed by Abed, and FinTech specialists McKenzie M. Slaughter and Telly Onu.

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”.

Host, Sandra Baptist said this is the biggest conference yet for LEAP! and to ensure that more people can experience it, they will be offering a live streamed service for those overseas.  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.