The “New Energy”, international conference will offer an excellent environment for work, aiming to develop and make connections that last.  Mark your calendars for May 4th, 2020 in St. George's, Grenada!


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Creating Connections that Last: These days it is of utmost importance to engage in a meaningful dialogue which establishes the basis for mutual understanding and collaboration. New Energy conference is a convenient setting which facilitates open discussion and a candid exchange of opinions on major topics regarding the regional, and global economy.


We are proud to introduce 12 speakers from all over the world to participate in this year conference.


When speakers from all over the world come together, ideas happen, bonds form and you learn new strategies.


Delegates from all over the world return to St. George's Club event annually to get insightful content.


Our speakers ensure that every session is full of useful takeaways and game changing ideas you can implement.


Unlike other events where you sit in one place all day, our sessions help you interact and connect with others.


Meet colleagues from various countries, exchange news on recent developments and explore opportunities.

Dr. Sergey Brilev

Dr. Sergey Brilev

President, IBBA; Anchor, TV Channel "Russia-1"

Russian TV presenter, writer and public figure. Deputy Director of the Rossiya TV channel for special informational projects, President of the Bering-Bellingshausen Institute for Both Americas (Montevideo), member of the Praesidium of the Foreign and Defence Policy Council (Moscow), the only Russian journalist to have interviewed both the last two Presidents of the Russian Federation and the USA: Putin and Medvedev, Bush and Obama.


Born 24 July 1972 in Havana (Cuba). Graduated from MGIMO MID RF (1995, Moscow), the Montevideo Institute of Foreign Languages (1991, Uruguay), and finished BBC courses (1995, London).


Career: 1990–1993: Komsomolskaya Pravda. Trainee, scholarship holder, correspondent-intern in the department of science and education. 1993–1995: Moscow News. International department special correspondent. In parallel, Moscow correspondent of the Uruguay El Observador Económico and the Argentinian La Razón, as well as Russian State Duma Latin America expert. Since 1995: Rossiya (RTR) TV channel, including: 1995–1996: Vesti special correspondent (including during the First Chechen War). 1996–2001: Bureau Chief in London. First broadcast as presenter on 11 September 2001 (day of the terrorist acts in the USA). 2001–2003: presenter of evening Vesti. 2003–2007: presenter of Vesti Nedeli, Deputy Director, Directorate of information programmes. Since 2008: presenter of the Vesti on Saturday programme, Deputy Director of Rossiya TV channel.


Author of a multitude of documentary films: Secret of Three Oceans, Constitutional Practice, Duma Thinking, Right to Right, Heavy Oil, Another Coal, The Caribbean Crisis. An Incomprehensible Story, Nazarbayev’s Line, etc. Author of the books: Forgotten Allies in World War II (2012) and Fidel. Football. Falklands (2008).


One of the main spheres of his professional activity is interviewing heads of state. In particular, in Latin America: Chavez (Venezuela), Ortega (Nicaragua), Correa (Ecuador), Morales (Bolivia), Sanguinetti (Uruguay), Bachelet (Chile) and so on. By order of the Russian President, awarded the Order of Friendship, the medals 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg and 1000th Anniversary of Kazan (2005). Was the finalist and winner of the TEFI awards many times. Speaks English and Spanish fluently.


Hon. Nickolas Steele

Hon. Nickolas Steele

Minister for International Business of Grenada

On completion of his studies, Minister Steele returned to Grenada and joined his family business. His leadership led to the company’s growth and expansion. Today this company can boast as being the largest automotive supplier in Grenada. He has a passion for Sports, Arts and Culture and has been a key supporter for many initiatives in whichever Community he finds himself.


For over 15 years, his company sponsored the River Road Pan Wizards Steel Orchestra as well as Basketball and Cricket teams. His support assisted many young and socially disadvantaged persons to grow and develop themselves and the Community. In 2004, after the devastation of hurricane Ivan, Minister Steele was recognized for his Leadership and ability to work well with others under tremendous pressure. He was a key volunteer with the National Emergency Relief Organization (NERO now NADMA) and played a significant role in coordinating, mobilizing and distributing relief supplies and assistance to thousands of affected Grenadians suffering in the aftermath of the hurricane.


Mr. Steele served on a number of Boards including, the Grenada Board of Tourism, the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Westmorland School and NERO (now NADMA). His various responsibilities led him to be an Organizer and Country Head of the Caribbean Canada Emerging Leaders Organization and coordinated the Royal visit of HRH the Princess Royal.


Mr. Steele is an alumnus of the Commonwealth Leadership Development Conference held in New Delhi in 2007 under the patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh and the Princess Royal. In 2011, Minister Steele entered into Politics under the banner of the New National Party. He offered himself to serve as the electoral representative for the Town of St. George in the 2013 general elections. He was victorious in his bid and is now the Parliamentary Representative for the Town of St. George. As his party was given the mandate to form the Administration, he was invited to serve in the Cabinet of Ministers and given the portfolio of Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Business. Minister Steele is currently a Minister of Health, Social Security & International Business.


Hon. Peter David

Hon. Peter David

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Grenada

The Hon. Peter Charles David is Minister for Foreign Affairs and Labor in Grenada.


After the 1999 general elections, he qualified as a barrister-at-law and continued his political career. He has been a member of the House of Representatives from the town of St. Georges and served as the Deputy General Secretary of the New National Party. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 2008 to November 2010 and subsequently served as Minister of Tourism until April 2012.


H.E. Oleg Firer

H.E. Oleg Firer

Ambassador of Grenada to Russia and the CIS

On April 6, 2017 Mr. Firer delivered copies of his credentials to Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Ryabkov and became the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Grenada to the Russian Federation. On October 3, 2017, Mr. Firer presented credentials to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.


Mr. Firer has over 20 years of professional experience in international business. During his professional career, Mr. Firer held senior executive positions in private equity, electronic transaction processing, wireless communications and technology companies.


Honoree of many awards in the field of entrepreneurship, including “40 Under 40”, “Outstanding Leader”, “Dealmaker of the Year” (2014) and “The Best Entrepreneur of South Florida”. Recognized by Forbes as one of the 5 Incredible Entrepreneurs.


Founder of Unified Payments, a provider of payment processing services in the United States. From 2013 to present – executive chairman of the board of Net Element (NASDAQ:NETE), serves as a chairman of the board of directors of the investment firm, Star Capital, as well as a board member of many private financial and technology companies including board member of the St. George’s Club and the Eastern Caribbean Blockchain Association.


Conducts charitable activities (organized a foundation which assists children in need, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Chabad Center in Florida). Completed 72 academic hours course on International Relations (Russia’s Foreign Policy) at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Studied computer science at the College of Technology in New York and business management at the University of Phoenix.


We’ve got big things planned for attendees this year and our speakers are no exception. Let’s take a look at who’s speaking at this year’s conference.
Ronald Theodore

Ronald Theodore

Chief Executive Officer, Grenada Investment Development Corp

Over the last 17 years at Grenada Investment Development Corporation (“GIDC”), Mr. Theodore’s career has spanned the roles of Investment Promotion Officer, Investment Promotion Manager and Vice President. He has had responsibility for developing strategies to attract and facilitate foreign direct investment (FDI) as well as advocate on behalf of investors to improve Grenada’s competitiveness.

Patricia Maher

Patricia Maher

Chief Executive Officer, Grenada Tourism Authority

Ms. Maher posses general Management background in the service industry for 25 years, from Languages to Tourism to Telecommunications with a successful track record in an international environment.


Ms. Maher studied in Ireland, trained in Germany and worked in several Caribbean markets. Completed a MBA specializing in Finance with Alliance Manchester Business School. With 15 years’ experience in Mobile Technology, Ms. Maher have honed excellent judgement and prioritization skills, learned the ability to create and sustain urgency and have a passion for business, technology and delivering a world-class customer experience. Co-founded a technology startup based in New Orleans, USA to create a platform to connect explorers with locals for real, authentic experiences. Currently leads the Grenada Tourism Authority and market and sell the destination worldwide.


Roy Jones Jr.

Roy Jones Jr.

Boxing Champion, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing

Roy Jones Jr. is an American boxer. As a professional he has captured numerous championships in the Middleweight, Super middleweight, Light heavyweight and Heavyweight divisions.


Jones is the only boxer in history to start his career as a junior middleweight, and go on to win a heavyweight title. Jones left his mark in boxing history when he won the WBA heavyweight title, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a Heavyweight title in 106 years. He is also noted for holding the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO, NABF, WBF, and IBA light heavyweight championships; a record seven belts at the same time. Jones is considered by many to be one of the best boxers of all time, pound for pound, and left his mark in the sport's history when he won the WBA heavyweight title in 2003, becoming the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years. Prior to that, in 1999, he became the undisputed light heavyweight champion by unifying the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles.


During his prime, Jones was known for possessing exceptional hand speed, athleticism, movement and reflexes. As of February 2018, Jones holds the record for the most wins in unified light heavyweight title bouts in boxing history, at twelve. The Ring magazine named Jones the Fighter of the Year in 1994, and the World Boxing Hall of Fame named him the Fighter of the Year for 2003. He is also a three-time winner of the Best Boxer ESPY Award (1996, 2000, and 2003). The Boxing Writers Association of America named him as the Fighter of the Decade for the 1990s.


Dr. Rae Kwon Chung

Dr. Rae Kwon Chung

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The Global Energy Prize International Award Committee Chairman. UN Secretary-General’s High-level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on water and disasters, Adviser to the Chair. Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.


For his contribution to the report of IPCC on technology transfer as lead author, he received a personal copy of Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC in 2007. He holds the position of Advisor to the Chair of High-Level Expert and Leaders Panel (HELP) on Water and Disasters under the UN Secretary-General. Previously he served as Climate Change Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Principal Advisor on Climate Change to the Secretary-General of the UN and as Director for Environment and Development of the UN ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). Under his leadership, ESCAP has launched in 2012 a special report titled “The Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap” which could serve as blueprint for policy makers on Green Growth strategies. This Roadmap lays out specific policy options and compiled best practices and success stories of harnessing green policies as driver of economic growth.


Marta Bonifert

Marta Bonifert

Board Member, Environment and Sustainability WS Leader

Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF), Board Member, Environment and Sustainability WS Leader, Advisor to AGGROINOVA/University of Turin Scientific Committee.


Ms. Bonifert is a member of the Eastern and Central Europe Association for gender issues, a Board member and head of the environment Committee of the Hungarian business leaders Forum, a member of the EBRD (European Bank for reconstruction and development) Advisory Council on environment and social issues, and a member of the global Advisory Council of the University of Tokyo.


For more than 25 years, she has held senior positions in government, multinational business structures, as well as international and national environmental protection agencies. Until the beginning of 2017, she was the Executive Director of the Regional center for environmental protection of Central and Eastern Europe for 14 years. Ms. Bonifert is a member of the Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA), and was its first managing director.


She is scientific advisor to Agroinnova/University of Turin Scientific Committee; head of the environmental committee of the Hungarian Business Leaders Forum (HBLF); a member of the board of the ROMASTER Foundation; a member of the EBRD's Environmental and Social Advisory Council (ESAC); a member of the Global Energy Prize jury since 2009; and a member of the Board of Trustees of the CEU Business School Foundation. She is also a trained presenter of The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore.


Dr. Valentin Parmon

Dr. Valentin Parmon

Scientific Director of the Institute of Catalysis

Scientific Director of the Institute of catalysis SB RAS,Chairman of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


Dr. Parmon took part in the development of new generations of various catalysts, including those used in production of nitric acid, producing ultra-strong UHMWPE polymer, and hydrating technical and food fats with the economic effect of over 500 million rubles, thanks to a cheaper and easily expandable production process.


From 2003-2006, Dr. Parmon managed the design and industrial implementation of new-generation catalysts for production of motor fuels, including diesel, meeting Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards. Over the three years of project research, his institute received RUB 500 million of state support, while the savings from introduction of the new catalysts at enterprises producing high-octane gasoline were just short of 10 billion rubles – 17 times the money invested. Right now about 10% of all high-octane gasoline in Russia is produced with the catalysts created by Valentin Parmon’s institute and its former Omsk branch.


Mr. Parmon managed the design and experimental industrial implementation of the first domestic technology for processing oil-associated gases into a mixture of liquid aromatic hydrocarbons, addressing the issue of APG utilization. Dr. Parmon also supervises works on fuel production from plant materials – microalgae, vegetable oils, wood pulp, rice husks (more than 15,000 tons of the latter is produced annually in the Krasnodar Region alone, and 7-8 million tons in South East Asia). He believes chemists must learn to process these byproducts into useful substances – for example, sorbents - and eventually into fuel. His institute is tasked with scientific examination of various ideas and the selection of the most feasible solutions to these problems. He is the author and co-author of more than 800 scientific works, 7 monographs, 7 university textbooks, and is the holder of more than 100 invention certificates and patents.


H.E. Alexander Kurmaz

H.E. Alexander Kurmaz

Ambassador of Russia to Guyana, Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Born in 1959.


In 1981 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University).


Оn diplomatic service since 1981, Mr. Kurmaz worked in Russian diplomatic missions in Benin, India and Germany.


2009-2017 – Deputy Director, Department of European Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


From December 2017 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Georgetown, Guyana, South America.


Speaks English, French and German. Married.


Leonid Grigoryev

Leonid Grigoryev

Economist, the author of more than 300 publications

Research Director Of the Department of world economy of the faculty of world economy and politics of the Higher school of Economics; chief adviser to the head of the Analytical center under the Government of the Russian Federation.


Mr. Grigoryev is a Russian economist, the author of more than 300 publications, the co-author and scientific adviser of many monographs and projects.


Mr. Grigoryev worked as a Deputy of the Minister of Economy and Finance of Russia (1991-1992), adviser in the Russian Directorate of International Bank of Reconstruction and Development, was a head of the Bureau of Economic analysis (1997 – 2001), was the President of the “Energy and Finance Institute” Fund, the adviser of the Minister of Energy (2002), Chairman of the Board of Expert Institute, chairman of World Wide Fund Russia. In 1999 Leonid Grigoryev became a member of International and Defense policy Council. Since 2013 Leonid Grigoryev is the Chief Adviser to the Head of the Analytical centre for the Government of the Russian Federation.


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