Operational Hydromet Leadership Summit
A Varysian event in association with
Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO)
6th-8th November 2019
Accra Beach Hotel
Christ Church, Barbados
The Caribbean hydrometeorological community is gearing up for some large funding to increase the capacity of the region’s hydrometeorological networks. With ‘Disaster Risk Reduction’ so crucial to the region, the World Bank and WMO involvement have heightened dramatically, especially in light of the recent devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The need for private sector involvement is growing, but knowledge of the possibilities is still limited, both from the public sector and private sector.
We are being assisted by the Caribbean Meteorological Organization (CMO) to create a Varysian Symposium to bring together all 16 CMO member Directors of NHMS in the region, Directors from WMO initiatives including CREWS, GFCS, PPP and CIMO. Together with private sector involvement, key presentations, including the NHMS themselves, and roundtable discussions. The Symposium will foster new connections for new business, and facilitate conversations with policy and programme-makers, as well as the NHMS themselves on how to best include all parties to tackle the issues faced in the region.
The agenda will contain presentations, Q&As and one-on-ones with all participating stakeholders, with private sector involvement and expertise being key. There will be a maximum of 20 companies who can take part in this invite-only gathering.
6 x NHMS Director case study presentations
Specialist ‘General Assembly’ programme/funding organisation presentations
5 (repeated 5 times) intimate roundtables for NHMS delegates
6 x Industry led presentations (position on agenda - first come, first served basis)
Appointment driven one-on-one ‘ask the expert’ sessions at your booth or Varysian’s drop-in space
3 x Breakfast with NHMS Directors, WMO and CIMO personnel
3 x Lunch with NHMS Directors, WMO and CIMO personnel
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16 CMO NHMS Directors and WMO intiative Directors from CREWS, GFCS, PPP and CIMO
Intimate roundtables for NHMS and 'ask the expert' sessions at exhibitor booths
NHMS Director case study, funding organisation and industry-led presentations
Breakfast and lunch with NHMS Directors, WMO and CIMO personnel
What our attendees say
Thanks again for a revolutionary and dynamic symposium with riveting themes, presentations and atmosphere.
Civil Aviation Authority, Turks & Caicos
Congratulations to Team Varysian! A great Symposium and need I say it again: I am very proud of what Varysian is becoming. Brilliant!! I look forward to next year's Symposium and the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.
Chief Hydrometeorological Officer
Guyana Meteorological Service
I wanted to thank you for inviting me to the meeting last week. It was extremely informative and very much enjoyed learning in the discussions groups. As our efforts mature, no doubt I will be reaching out.
Chair, Depart. of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Congratulations to Varysian for hosting the Caribbean Symposium. Outstanding experience.
Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
The main thing we want to get out of it is better interaction between the public and private sector and that is one of the things that, in this event, really happened.
International Business Development Manager
Wonderful event with great participation from everyone.
Minimum public to private sector participants ratio
16 decision-makers from Caribbean NHMSs, and more from WMO initiatives
Maximum number of sponsors at our events
Accra Beach Hotel
Surrounded by tropical gardens, this low-key hotel on Rockley Beach along the Caribbean Sea is 4 km from Carlisle Bay and 13 km from Grantley Adams International Airport.
Featuring colorful wall murals, the eclectic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies with sea, pool or island views. Suites offers whirlpool tubs, sofabeds and/or bar areas. Room service is available.
Parking is included. Amenities consist of 3 restaurants and 2 bars, including a swim-up option, along with 2 outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center and a kid's club. Breakfast is offered for a surcharge.
CMO member attendees
Antigua & Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
St Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
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