About The

Every two years, Jamaicans overseas and at home attend Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conferences convened through a public-private partnership which serves as a mechanism for structured engagement and interaction among the Diaspora, the Government of Jamaica, the Private Sector and Civil Society.

The Biennial Diaspora Conferences have provided an excellent opportunity for dialogue on issues of special interest to the Diaspora as well as for exploring workable solutions.  It has allowed the Government’s priorities and programmes and those of other stakeholders, including the private sector to be shared, eliciting public discourse and given wide publicity. 


Registering and paying online is facilitated through eventbrite one of the largest and most successful online ticketing and event management websites.  You have our assurance that the website is reputable, safe and secure! 

You must use Visa, MasterCard,American Express, or Discover Credit Cards to pay online in US Dollars.

  • If you reside in Jamaica you will also have the option of paying in PERSON in CASH ONLY at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.
  • If you reside in Canada, the UK or the USA, you have the option of paying in PERSON in CASH ONLYat the Jamaican High Commissions, Embassy and Consulates General.




The major premier hotels in Kingston have been engaged to offer special rates to Conference Participants. These special rates are applicable for Conference participants only.  The participating Hotel and their special rates are listed below.

All Bookings must be made with the Hotels’ Sales/Reservations Department as the special Conference rate can only be accessed by contacting each hotel directly via email or phone only. The rates are not available via online portals.

Additionally, you must be a registered Conference participant by the time you arrive in Jamaica, to ensure that this special rate is received at check-in. We encourage you to take advantage of early booking as rooms are in high demands.

Jamaica Pegasus
Knutsford Court2
Spanish Court2
R Hotel kingston
Courtleigh Hotel
Terra Nova Hotel
Altamont Court
Hotel Four Seasons

Special Airfares


Caribbean Airlines has agreed to a major partnership with the Conference and is offering a 10% discount to all participants travelling between Kingston and all Caribbean Airlines destinations during the three days before and two days after the Conference, that is 13th to 22nd June 2019.

This includes return flights from Toronto, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Trinidad, Barbados, St Lucia and The Bahamas to Kinston and return.  Please note that the discount is not applicable on internet bookings.

The numbers to contact Caribbean Airlines to make your bookings are:

o USA + Canada  –    1-800-523-5585

o Caribbean         –    1-800-744-2225

Ground Transportation


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has played a major role in coordinating transportation arrangement during the staging of the Jamaica Diaspora Conferences since 2013. With the exception of Airport transfers, Conference registrants will be provided with ground transportation during the scheduled Conference days.

Conference Partners

We look forward to working with our Partners to stage a yet another successful Jamaica Diaspora Conference experience.  Our Conference over the years has provided a valuable platform for our Partners to promote their businesses and to facilitate direct Diaspora engagement.

Legacy Partners

Our Legacy Partners are high level sponsors deeply involved in our engagement activities and specifically in the delivery of the Jamaica Diaspora Conference.  These four Legacy Partners have been our anchors since 2003 when the first Conference was conceptualized.

Official Partners

Other Partners are also welcomed to join through our different marketing opportunities such as publication advertising, bag inserts, branding of the Conference venue, sessions, luncheons, audio visual screens and collateral materials.

To get additional information or to be a part of this feature, please contact our Key Contacts:

Mr. Lincoln Downer  
Director (Actg), Diaspora Affairs Department
Mr. Dale Jones
Assistant Director (Actg),Diaspora Affairs Department
Tel: 876-926-4220-8 Ext. 3350 or 3352

Mrs Tricia Knott- Francis     
Tel: 876-436-1446 / 876-620-6462 / 876-433-1911