Thu, Oct 26 - Sat, Oct 28 2017

October XFest,

Williamsfield, Manchester Parish, Jamaica Williamsfield, Manchester Parish, Jamaica

  • About the event

    October XFest, while focused on the Internet of Things, will be industry and sector agnostic to allow those working in the space to participate and showcase what they’re working on or hope to work on. The potential for innovation and collaboration via the Internet of Things could create the kinds of technological disruption needed in areas with the greatest potential to aid in the economic growth and social development of Jamaica.


    October XFest will be staged over a 3-day period: Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28, comprising three (3) discrete public/open events and two (2) invitation only events, as follows:

    Public/Open Events:

    1. A one-day symposium with IoT experts from Europe, North America and the Caribbean on October 26th; this event will be live streamed;

    2. A two-day IoT Expo on October 26th and 27th; and

    3. A two-day Mini-Makers Village (for children 6-16 years old) on October 27th and 28th.

    Why should you sponsor?

    As an October XFest sponsor, you will contribute to the overall goal of the event, which is to educate the public on the world of IoT and allow innovators to problem solve and collaborate in addressing actually existing problems in the Jamaican space.  This exchange and collaboration will be facilitated by local and international experts who are themselves innovators and entrepreneurs and have experience engaging technology for national development.


    XLabs and Think Jamaica will utilize their local, regional and international networks in a direct marketing campaign and will engage the tech community and the public via an intensive social media campaign.  This event is the first in a series of public local events geared toward technological innovation and social development and is expected to attract entrepreneurs, innovators, as well as small and medium businesses interested in innovation. We anticipate that this event will garner the attention of the vibrant local tech community and media attention from across the Caribbean as well as internationally through our partners in Canada, Italy, Germany and Southern Africa.

    Junksion XLabs Jamaica

    The October XFest event management team consists of XLabs and Think Jamaica principals: Stacey-Ann Wilson, Rickardo Moodie, Bianca Welds and Lloyd Laing. We have enlisted additional support for public relations and community engagement.


    We invite you to partner with us in the execution of October XFest, in what promises to be an informative and fulfilled series of events.


    We thank you in advance for considering our request and look forward to your positive response. The point of contact for sponsorship matters is Miss Bianca Welds.

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  • 251-500 attendees expected

    47% Male Attendees

    53% Female Attendees

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