VM Group Limited will continue its popular annual Diaspora Tour with a visit to Florida by executives of the business from August 1, 2023 to August 6, 2023.

The Florida visit follows tours of the United Kingdom and New York in the past few weeks, which saw scores of Jamaicans and people of Jamaican descent turning out at interactive meetings led by VM executives, cocktail events and other engagements to learn more about the Jamaican enterprise’s offerings that can help members of the diaspora to transform their lives by acquiring property in Jamaica and building wealth through sound investment options.

The VM Florida visit, which takes place during the Jamaican ‘Emancipendence’ period (Emancipation Day and Independence Day holidays) will feature a special touch of home, as the VM Chorale, the musical arm of the iconic business will be performing at a series of events, bringing good vibes and the unique VM flavour to the holiday celebrations taking place in Florida.

Leighton Smith, CEO of VM Overseas Offices.

“Our Florida visit really underscores just how important the diaspora is to us at VM,” said Leighton Smith, CEO of VM Overseas Offices. “On these tours, we share information that is helpful to members of the Jamaican diaspora in the different regions and, importantly, we listen to what their concerns are, what they want from us and how they want to be served. This helps us to ensure that we provide them with what they want and need, in the way they want. We are in the business of transforming lives and we’re eager to share how we can help make that happen from right here in Florida.”

Smith continued: “We’re particularly pleased to be in Florida for the ‘Emancipendence’ period and to have our Jamaicans, descendants and friends of Jamaicans in Florida experience the wonderful talent of the VM Chorale. We anticipate a fruitful visit and are looking forward to a great turnout at all events.”

In addition to special meetings with the Florida business community and members of the clergy, the VM Florida visit will include the following events:



Tuesday, August 1

VM Power Connect, hosting Millennials of Jamaican heritage.

Boatyard Seafood Restaurant

1555 SE 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316


Wednesday, August 2

VM Group/JAMPRO Business Discussion & Cocktail Reception

Theme: Vision 2023 – Business Opportunities in Jamaica

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale West Hotel

1230 S Pine Island Road

Plantation FL 33324


Thursday, August 3

Jamaican ‘Emancipendence’ 61st Anniversary Award Reception featuring a performance by the VM Chorale

Miramar Cultural Center

2400 Civic Center Place

Miramar FL 33025


Saturday, August 5

Ole Time Jamaican Fair featuring a performance by the VM Chorale

Miramar Regional Park & Amphitheatre

16801 Miramar Parkway

Miramar, FL 33025


Sunday August 6

Sweet Jamaica Independence Festival featuring a performance by the VM Chorale

Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

3800 NW 11th Place

Lauderhill FL 33311

For more information on the VM Florida tour you may send an email to floridarepresentativeoffice@myvmgroup.com