Caribbean-born entrepreneur and brand specialist, Anthony Phills, whose work can now be seen in Disney Pictures upcoming film, ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ will be among the presenters at Invest Caribbean Now 2014.
The Los Angeles resident and founder of Caribbean Commerce Magazine/Media, Calypso Cloud and Blinglet Inc., whose roots stretch to Trinidad and Tobago, will speak on how the Caribbean can harness technology as a way to advance wealth in the region.
Phills created the branding for ‘The Million Dollar Arm’ contest, a talent hunt competition in India that led to the discovery of the first two professional baseball pitchers from India. The story of these two pitchers and the agent who found them inspired Disney Pictures’ upcoming movie, Million Dollar Arm, starring Jon Hamm. It will be released May 16th in theaters. Staying true to the real story, Phills’ original designs can be seen in the film.
Phills also serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Invest Caribbean Now and sits on the new ICN board.
Invest Caribbean Now 2014, (ICN), the biggest global investment summit on the Caribbean outside of the region, is set for the Harvard Club in New York City from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this June 4, 2014.
This year’s fourth Invest Caribbean Now Summit will feature numerous global professional investors, entrepreneurs, and business leaders including Hollywood Actor Malik Yoba; Chairman of the billion-dollar, privately-owned Jamaican-based empire, Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart; Sergio Millian, President of the Russian American Chamber of Commerce; Colin Childress, CEO/Founder, Global MedChoices, Turks & Caicos; Paul Angelchik, M.D., Founder and CEO, American World Clinic – Barbados; Anthony A. L. Adjasse of the Allied African Nations Chamber Of Commerce; Hollywood actor Malik Yoba, Hollywood fashion designer, Woody Wilson; Qahir Dhanani, private sector development specialist of the World Bank Group; Ambassaodr Dr. Richard Bernal, Executive Director, Caribbean, Inter-American Development Bank, Leigh Moran, manager, International Diaspora Engagement Alliance” or “IdEA,” a partnership of the US State Department and USAID; Brian Lilly, founder of One Caribbean Television and CEO of Lilly Broadcasting and executives from Sun Group Russia, Tia Properties, LLC, American CryoStem Corporation, Lugano Group, Damoola, Merrill Lynch, Nomura, Aegis Capital, Island Global Yachting, Blocadi Capital, K&L Gates, True Value Building & Hardware Ltd & Emerald Vista, DHl, First Caribbean Group, InvestTT, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA, and Sir Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room.
Also in attendance will be Chinese and Caribbean government ministers and dignitaries including Dr. Ma, Lin Deputy Secretary-General of Beijing Municipal Government, Premier of Nevis, Vance Amory; Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, Trinidad & Tobago Vasant Bharath; Minister of Agriculture of Barbados, Dr. David Estwick; Minister of Tourism & International Transport of St. Kitts, Ricky Skerritt; Jamaica’s Ambassador to the UN, Courtney Rattray; several CARICOM consuls general to New York and the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Hugh Riley.
Multiple Award Emmy winning TV Anchor, Ernie Anastos, will emcee the Summit while One Caribbean Television weatherman, Joey Stevens, and his famous side-kick, Bob, will wrap up the event by hosting the ICN Awards Reception, set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Limited early bird tickets and table of 10 are available through April 30th by booking here or at investcaribbeannow.com/earlybird while some partnership sponsorship and advertising opportunities for this event are still available by contacting [email protected] or [email protected] or by logging on to ICN’s summit page at Investcaribbeannow.com.
Persons looking to do business with the top Chinese, Caribbean and Russian delegates can ask about one of ten Diamond Room tickets from Joe Bernstein at [email protected] for a cost of $1,000 each.
Presenters for ICN 2014 are: Hard Beat Communications, The Caribbean Tourism Organization, One Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswire, The Caribbean Commerce Magazine, Blinglets, The Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the Chinese Business Development Center, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA, CaribPR Wire, News Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.