CoolMarket, Jamaica’s largest and most trusted digital marketplace, hosted CONNECTECOMM 2019, the premier ecommerce conference in Jamaica, last Wednesday.
Connectecomm 2019 is a space for innovators, corporate and business leaders, digital professionals, graduates, members of the diaspora, and those who operate in the digital community that are interested in cultivating a viable and disruptive digital landscape in Jamaica.
The attendees were ignited, and empowered by the speakers at the conference, who included Donna Moritz, founder, Socially Sorted, named by Forbes as one of the ‘Top 5 Blogs You Should Know About in 2019’, awarded Best Business Blog in Australia 2014, and three-time consecutive winner of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Alongside the visual storytelling and content strategy guru, there was Astha Kalbag, Marketing science expert at Facebook. Kalbag is fundamentally involved in scaling various measurement solutions to help clients understand the return on investment in digital advertising (namely Facebook) by the means of sound experimental design. Daniel Levine, Trends Expert; and Scott Wilson, CEO, Geek Certified,were alongside the experts as well as Jamaica’s own Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Fayval Williams,
The world-class speakers guided discussions and introduced perspectives that put attendees ahead of the curve of doing business online.
Amazon seller, trainer and coach Barrington McIntosh described the event as “The single most important thing to happen to Jamaican Entrepreneurs”.
McIntosh continued: “With CoolMarket, opportunity meets innovation, which is a winning formula in any situation. Jamaica and things Jamaican are easy sellers online, all over the world, and so running an online marketplace through CoolMarket is an opportunity to work an existing and well run piece of technology to your advantage”.
The marketplace and exhibitor hall brought together sellers and buyers in an electrifying retail hub showcasing transformational and innovative products and services. Attendees had access to thousands of products from multiple sellers and benefited from the special one-day discount with bundled deals. The entire conference and expo experience created conversation starters to build brand awareness and engage decision makers.