Caribbean Broadcasting Union General Assembly 2018

Event attended by WorldDAB

Date: 13th - 15th August 2018

Location: Kingston, Jamaica

Types: Conference



The President and Board of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) are pleased to invite you to the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, Jamaica from August 13 to 15, 2018.

The theme of this year’s Assembly is Building Resilience to Climate Change: Business, Technology and Content Options for Caribbean Media.

The conference, which will have an afternoon session dedicated to presentations by broadcast manufacturers and service providers, will be accompanied by an exhibitors’ display.


PMA Global Conference

The CBU Assembly takes place consecutive to the biennial Global Conference of the Public Media Alliance (formerly the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association). As a result in mid-August, Kingston, Jamaica will be the centre of attention for public interest media executives from around the Caribbean and across the globe, including Africa, Australasia, North America and Europe.


Tour of Exhibitors’ Booths

Immediately after the official opening, on Monday, August 13, delegates and other attendees will be invited to tour the exhibitor’s booths placed strategically in the annex which serves as the entrance to the main conference room.


Partnership Benefits

Please find enclosed a detailed list of the partnership benefits including:

  • advertisement in the commemorative AGA booklet
  • advertisement on the CBU website and Facebook page
  • Exhibition booth for the three (3) days of the conference sessions, and
  • Speaking opportunity during the exhibitors session during the conference

With the presence of regional and international media owners and executives, and daily coverage going out across the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, this event will attract the eyes and ears of the region’s decision-makers in media, making it an ideal visibility opportunity for your organisation.



With the kind support of the PMA, registration for the CBU AGA will be carried out on-line. To register, just review the Delegates’ Information Note and then click on the link – CBU AGA 2018 Registration – to go straight to an on-line form. For more information on promoting your products and services at the CBU 49th Annual General Assembly, contact

Sunday, August 12, 2018

10:00 - 16:00

Registration – Pegasus Hotel

09:00 - 13:00

CBU Board meeting – Pegasus Hotel (CBU Directors only)

PMA Board meeting – Pegasus Hotel (PMA Board only)

14:30 - 17:00


18:30 - 21:00

Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica studios – in partnership with JAMPRO – Feature Speaker Mr Louis Hillelson, VP Sales, Reed MIDEM


Monday, August 13, 2018

07:30 - 08:45 MEDIA MANAGERS’ BREAKFAST – (by invitation only) – Pegasus Hotel
08:00 - 08:45 Registration – Pegasus Hotel
09:00 - 16:30 PMA CONFERENCE – Pegasus Hotel
18:00 - 19:30 OPENING CEREMONY – Feature Speaker – The Rt. Hon. Mr. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica (TBC) – Pegasus Hotel
19:40 - 20:00 TOUR OF EXHIBITORS’ BOOTHS - Pegasus Hotel
20:00 - 21:00 PMA & CBU WELCOME RECEPTION - Pegasus Hotel


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

07:30 - 09:00 Registration - Pegasus Hotel
09:30 - 10:15 FEATURE ADDRESS – Hon. Dr. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education and Information
10:15 - 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:55 FORUM 1 – in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, CTU, ITU and UNESCO - Pegasus Hotel
12:00 - 13:55 LUNCHTIME FORUM – in partnership with the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica – Feature Speaker, Prof. Anthony Clayton - Pegasus Hotel
14:05 - 15:30 FORUM 3 – in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre - Pegasus Hotel
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:15 EXHIBITORS’ PRESENTATIONS Pegasus Hotel
19:15 - 22:00 CARIBBEAN BROADCASTING AWARDS 2017 COCKTAIL RECEPTION & GALA – The Courtleigh Auditorium


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

09:00 - 13:15 CBU 49TH ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Members only) – Pegasus Hotel
13:15 - 14:15 Lunch
14:30 - 17:00 SOCIAL EVENT – Tour of Bob Marley Museum (TBC)


Thursday, August 16, 2018

8.30 AM - 5.00 PM SOCIAL EVENT – To be co-ordinated by PBCJ