2011 Summit



BEF-2011 Summit Agenda



Official hashtag of the #BEFsummit follow the summit here 

A Unique Event
Now established as the most important and influential gathering of entrepreneurs on the island, the Barbados National Entrepreneurship Summit is now in its second year. The Summit which is a major initiative of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation (BEF) is a reservoir of business strategy, partnership and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs of all levels, it will be the catalyst to assist in the transformation of Barbados into an entrepreneurial state. The agenda of the Conference is built on the five pillars that have become foundation for the BEF and for sustainable entrepreneurship: Finance Availability, Government Policy, Business Facilitation, Education & Talent Development, & Mentorship. This years’ conference is themed: Being Number One and is the setting for a series of interactive panels and speakers featuring prominent local and international figures in the entrepreneurial, investor and governmental community.

Who should attend?

  • Business Owners
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Aspiring Entrepreneurs
  • Government Officials
  • Private Sector Agencies.

Benefits of Attending

The opportunity to contribute and assist in the changing entrepreneurial environment in Barbados – be a success story.

  • Limited number of delegates to facilitate successful networking opportunities and workshop discussions.
  • Participation in keynote presentations and interactive discussion forums led by leading global, regional and local entrepreneurs.
  • An environment to explore developments and strategies with experts and peers.
  • Opportunity to network with successful entrepreneurs who have made it globally.
  • Opportunity to meet and discuss with experienced and motivated entrepreneurs who have transformed challenges into successful business opportunities.
  • Registration includes conference sessions, meals throughout the day and attendance to the gala dinner.


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Conference Times

DAY 1  - 8:15 AM – 5:30 PM

DAY 2 – 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM


DAY 2   – 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM (Cocktail & Gala)

Official hotels of the BEF Summit 
They are both about 15-20 minutes taxi ride from the Summit.