• 2017-06-30   : 8 AM to 9 PM
  • Venue: Torarica Banquet Hall

Highlighted Speakers

Check in weekly for updates on our speakers and panellists. This week's highlighted speakers are:

Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi BBA.
Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi

Digital Client Service Manager of Marriott Intl.

Keynote speaker

Sharda Ganga
Sharda Ganga

Director of Projekta

Blogging Panel Discussions

Huan Graanoogst


Emerging Markets

Dirk Currie

Director/COO of Fernandes Concern Management

Community Panel

Social Media Conference / Day Program

  • 8:30 AM

    Walk In

  • 09:00 AM

    Opening Speech

  • 09:05 AM

    Welcome speech

  • 09:25 AM

    Opening Keynote: Keirsin Tjon Pian Gi

  • 10:15 AM

    Morning Keynote: Natasha Fong Poen

  • 10:55 AM


  • 11:15 AM

    Break Out Session: Blogging Discussion/ Mobile App Discussion

  • 12:00 PM

    Break Out Session 2: Creators/ ApuraNetworks

  • 12:30 PM

    Lunch Break

  • 13:30 PM

    Shake Up Session

  • 13:45 PM

    Afternoon Keynote: Gyanno van Kanten

  • 14:35 PM

    Afternoon Break

  • 15:00 PM

    Community Panel Discussion

  • 15:45 PM

    Closing Statement

  • 15:45 PM

    Network Event (private)

  • 17:00 – 20:00 PM

    Social Media Day Celebration Event

Our Sponsors

The Social Media Conference Suriname 2017 is sponsored by:

The National Development Bank of Suriname Ltd.

Fernandes Bottling

Surinam Airways


Social Media Facts

  • Over the past year, Facebook has continued to grow in amount of Surinamese users. This can also be said about local companies and organizations. Ten Surinamese Facebook pages have passed the 75.000 fans mark and over 20 pages are on pace to do so in 2017.

    -Social Media in Suriname, Medium
  • Instagram has rapidly grown to become the second biggest Social Media channel in Suriname. With that growth, many young Surinamese artists and entrepreneurs have used their Instagram account to gain a big following. There are several Surinamese people under the age of 25 with over 45.000 followers on Instagram.

    – Social Media in Suriname 2017, Medium
  • While Twitter’s stake in Suriname’s Social Media Land has dropped, interest still remains for those who actually understand the platform. Most interaction does come from Surinamese diaspora consuming news about and staying in touch with their home country.

    – Social Media in Suriname 2017, Medium