MOFPS Hosts First Successful Staging of Wealth Summit

Speakers of the inaugural MOFPS Wealth Summit 2021 get ready to answer questions from the virtual attendees. Members of the panel from the left: Jide Lewis - Chief Prudential Officer, Bank of Jamaica; David Geddes - Communication Director, Financial Services Commission; Sheldon Christian - Branch Manager, First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union; Moderator, Anna Smith; Melissa Golden - Financial Advisor, Lawes Insurance Brokers; Michael Johnson - Senior Marketing Officer of the Jamaica Stock Exchange; Kadia Francis - Chief Executive Officer, Digital Jamaica.

The Ministry of Finance and the Public Service (MOFPS) had a successful staging of the inaugural Wealth Summit under the theme “Investing in Jamaicans” on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The summit consisted of speakers from the public and private sectors who provided insightful and thought-provoking information on the relevance of ways Jamaicans can make meaningful investments especially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of Corporate Communication and Public Relations at the MOFPS, Shelly-Ann Weeks, noted that the time was right for a summit of this kind. “The Wealth Summit is an opportunity for us to build our knowledge capital on financial literacy in our country. We want to create a space where they can gain clarity. Everyone has felt the financial consequence [and] we need all the help we can get to learn how we can get back on our feet, and that’s why the summit is so timely, especially with the presenters we have selected,” she said.

Her views were shared by David Geddes event speaker and, Director of Stakeholder Engagement, Communication and International Relations at the Financial Services Commission. “The inaugural MOFPS Wealth Summit was a timely intervention by the Ministry and a tangible demonstration of a government providing financial literacy knowledge and skills to its citizens which are critical elements to realising Vision 2030,” he said.

Over 420 persons participated in the event. The next Wealth Summit will be held on October 20, 2021. You can watch the Wealth Summit Here.