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Upturn Funds and Leadership Axehead Consulting convenes global summit in Barbados

The Hilton Barbados Resort

Upturn Funds and Leadership Axehead Consulting convenes global summit in Barbados to present tailor-made sector centric investment solutions for the Caribbean.

BRIDGETOWN - BARBADOS, June 7, 2022 - The Inaugural Upturn Funds Caribbean Investment Summit is a first of its kind event focusing on attracting and promoting investment opportunities centered around Maritime Transportation, Agriculture, Infrastructure Development, Mining, Green Energy and Real Estate, for the economic development of the Caribbean region.

This high-profile event is being led and hosted by Upturn Funds, a New York-based, venture capital firm, and Barbados-based, Leadership Axehead Consulting. The Summit is a leadership and investment solutions event where government, private sector, investment, and global leaders present tailor-made solutions for the socio-economic development needs of the Caribbean, with a focus on social value and advancement of human capital.

The Summit will feature an address by the Ranking Member of the US House of Representatives, Congressman Mark Green, M.D. the co-author and sponsor of the bipartisan Western Hemisphere Nearshoring Act that speaks to the promotion of manufacturing opportunities for economic growth within Central, South America and the Caribbean. The Summit will also feature strategic investments, presentations from other high-profile international experts, presentations from key public officials, Chief Executive Officers, policy makers and other movers and shakers within the featured sectors. The Summit will be delivered in a hybrid virtual and face-to-face setting allowing delegates the advantage of an in-person networking among investors, government officials and other key economic representatives.

The summit will seek to make a significant impact on the investment climate in the Caribbean bringing together business investors from the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition, the Summit will also feature exhibitions of corporate entities of which attendees will learn about the highlighted sectors, and where opportunity for meaningful connection across investment stakeholders can be realized.

“This summit is distinct as it combines a venture capital approach to creating projects within the Caribbean that have social economic value," said Ambassador Dr. Andre Thomas, CEO of Upturn Funds Caribbean and Founder of Leadership Axehead Consulting. "Our focus is to create multiple ventures from every conference session and invite political representatives, policy makers and business leaders to attend this event that will unlock significant investment and possibilities for their nations."

The Caribbean Investment Summit will be an annual summit and will be hosted in key regional countries specific to the country’s key economic activity and resources to help strengthen the economic capacity and improve the economic climate across the Caribbean. It is slated to take place August 25th – 27th at the Hilton Barbados Resort.

More details on the summit can be found on the conference summit at


About Upturn Funds

Upturn Funds believes that the importance of the role of business lies in sustainable development that creates a better society for all that are involved. It is with this solid belief system that we focus our energy on creating and teaming up with other organizations that seek to solve many societal problems with solutions that benefit people from all socioeconomic standings.

Furthermore, our focus is on driving initiatives that use the scale of our network, our products, our financial resources, and the collective expertise and commitment of our employees, to reach those traditionally underserved, providing them with access to resources that can help improve their economic livelihoods, businesses and communities. We are committed to generating wealth to all of our investors through social responsibility ventures that benefit both the investor and the community at large.

About Leadership Axehead Consulting

We are a global leadership organization with a mission to coach and train a critical mass of cutting-edge leaders in the 12 Spheres of Leadership to bring transformation to society. Our vision is to see nations and societies transformed by applying the Leadership Axehead Principle in the 12 Spheres of Leadership. We seek to accomplish this through our mission which is to raise up a critical mass of cutting-edge leaders in the 12 Spheres of Leadership for the transformation of nations.

Contact Information

Jennifer M. Highland

Chief Communications Officer

126B Plaza Centrale, Roebuck Street

Bridgetown, Barbados

Tel: 246-429-0895 Cell: 246-829-7474 (WhatsApp/Signal)

Press Release: 7th June, 2022


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