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The Speakers

Corbin Donnelly


Chief Executive, CoCo Velvet International

Ethical Finance Sustainable Fashion Specialists 2023 Award Winner for its TTBS Sustainable Garment Manufacturing Industrial Standard Proposal

Pioneer of Caribbean Fashion Development

Considered to be one of the pioneers of Caribbean fashion industry development. Christopher Nathan, founder and Chief Executive of Coco Velvet International Fashion and Model Management is on a mission to position the Caribbean fashion brand in global apparel markets and establish Port-Of-Spain as the region's fashion capital.

In 2000, Nathan was recruited to join a production management team in Jamaica for the launch of Caribbean Fashion Week. In 2005 he started lobbying the government of Trinidad & Tobago for Fashion to be designated an industrial/economic sector for national development, that goal was finally achieved after years of advocacy in December 2011. The following year (2006) he initiated and set up the Caribbean Academy of Fashion & Design at the University of Trinidad & Tobago.

Christopher Nathan is currently conducting doctoral research for a Ph.D in Circular Design and Sustainable Apparel Manufacturing while developing an industrial standard for Sustainable Garment Manufacturing for the Trinidad & Tobago Bureau of Standards; the Standard will be the first of its kind.

He holds a Master of Science Degree in Manufacturing Management, Innovation and Technology/ professional certification in Ecosystem Services Valuation, Sustainable Development and Ethics from the universities of Copenhagen, Manchester and Geneva.

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Juan G.A

Owner/ Chief Executive Officer, Mark-A-Web Services

Local Privacy Professional

Juan G.A Vicario is a local Privacy Professional. He is currently a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), a Certified Information Privacy Professional regarding European Legislation (CIPP/E), One Trust Privacy Professional, GRC professional and a Fellow in Privacy Technology.

Juan is the owner and CEO of Mark-A-Web Services, which is a Data Protection Consultancy established in Curaçao, and operates in the Dutch Caribbean, further Caribbean Region and LATM.

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J. Bonet

Jeanette M.

Interim Chief Executive Officer, CINEX

Leadership Services: Hospitality, Tourism & Investment Sectors

Xiomara Overman


Chief Executive Officer, ActiV International Trade Services C.V.

Business Development Specialist

Xiomara Overman specializes in International  Business Procedures, Franchise Development and Innovative Business Strategies. She provides guidance based on her Operational Management Experience to Business Owners. She gives Professional Training to Operations and Sales Managers, including Post Sales Department Staff members.

She is a StartUp Mentor who has provided insights and guidance to StartUps in Mexico, Peru, and has been invited as a Business Angel on their International Business Angels Panel to Unicorn Battles Pitch Contests, organized by StartUp Network from California, United States.

She provides training as International Certified advisor to Fashion and Service based businesses, also in the Hospitality business as Certified Hotel Management Advisor.

Her workshop topic which she will present is about Growth Strategies for Fashion Businesses in 2023. She is the CEO of ActiV International Trade Services C.V in Curaçao.

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Erin Wells

Mrs. Jeanette Bonet is the interim CEO of CINEX- Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency. She has 25 years of leadership service to Curaçao's Hospitality, Tourism, and Investment sectors. Mrs. Bonet is a member of the Curaçao International Financial Center (CIFC) and a member of Rotary and a Paul Harris fellow.

She serves as a board member of Downtown Management Organization (DMO), and a board member of the Small Medium Business Association (ADECK). Mrs. Bonet served as President of the Supervisory boards of the Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation (CTDF) and the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA).

She served as a board member of Curaçao Business Association (VBC) and until recently for nine years, she served as elected board member of the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce (KvK).

We are looking forward to having Mrs. Bonet as an expert on our Expert Panel to share about several export opportunities for Fashion Business Owners in the region of Central America.

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