Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM) is an institute of the University of the West Indies, the foremost tertiary training institution in the CARICOM region. Over the past twenty-five years, MSBM has earned a reputation for delivery of high quality executive and professional development courses, academic programmes, consultancy, conferences and seminars.
MSBM is on a mission to be an innovative, solution oriented school of business and management which produces internationally competent and capable management professionals and leaders through teaching, research and regional and national service. In this regard, a key initiative launched in 2010 is the MSBM Roundtable Series - an annual forum where senior organizational leaders, in the Caribbean, find solutions to their most pressing problems by engaging international experts and academia in meaningful dialogue.
MSBM in partnership with the Jamaica Stock Exchange staged this year’s Roundtable under the theme, “Strategic Digital Leadership” – Preparing Caribbean businesses for competitiveness and growth through digital strategy and business transformation on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
MSBM ROUNDTABLE 2018
Theme: “STRATEGIC DIGITAL LEADERSHIP”
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Venue: Mona Visitors' Lodge and Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica
MSBM ROUNDTABLE 2017
Theme: “CONSTRUCTION AS DRIVER FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH”
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Venue: The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
MSBM ROUNDTABLE 2016
Theme: “STOCK MARKET AS DRIVER FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH”
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Venue: Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica
MSBM ROUNDTABLE 2015
Theme: “ORGANIZATIONAL RENEWAL, TRANSFORMATION & GROWTH”
Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Venue: The Pavilion, Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica
The 5th Annual MSBM Roundtable (2014) was held in partnership with National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited on June 18, 2014 under the theme: “Transforming Organizations for Growth”. The 67 participants discussed implications of the new Insolvency Act (2014) for Jamaican organizations and also strategies for increasing business productivity and coping with radical environmental change. The featured speaker was Mr Peter Noteboom of the New York Offices of McKinsey & Company.
MSBM Roundtable 2013 was held on June 27, 2013 under the theme: “How to Compete for Organizational Growth”. This was the first event following the merger between Mona School of Business and the Department of Management Studies, UWI. The 56 participants discussed the human resources, technology and leadership needed by Caribbean organizations to compete and win in a world more unforgiving of managerial ignorance and mistakes. The main speakers were Professor Miguel Carrillo of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus and Ms Kelly Tomblin, CEO of Jamaica Public Service Company Limited.
MSBM Roundtable 2012 was held on June 28, 2012 in partnership with Sandals Resorts International under the theme: “Organizational Growth: Securing the Present and the Future”. The 64 participants discussed how to seize business opportunities and transform organizations. The main speakers were Dr Rupert Rhodd of Florida Atlantic University and Mr Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals Resorts International.
MSB Roundtable 2011 was held, a year later, in partnership with Deloitte Touche Rohmatsu and Turnaround Management Association on June 16, 2011 under the theme “Organizational Renewal: From Recession to Recovery and Growth”. This event was also successful and the 73 business leaders and public sector administrators in attendance deliberated effective strategies for business recovery from losses and insolvency. The main speakers were Mr Alan Tilley, Senior Vice-President at Turnaround Management Association and Mr Paul Casey of Deloitte in Toronto, Canada.
The first of these events, MSB Roundtable 2010 was held in partnership with the Caribbean Association of Actuaries and the UWI Department of Mathematics at Mona Visitors’ Lodge & Conference Centre at the University of the West Indies from May 4-5, 2010 under the theme “Managing Risk for Growth and Development”. This was successful with over 40 senior leaders introduced to new strategies and tools for anticipating and coping with different types of organizational uncertainties. The main speakers were Professor William Perraudin and Dr. Paulo Zaffaroni from Imperial College at London Business School.