The Black Speakers Network Retreat is your chance to regroup and recharge.  2020 has been a challenging year for all of us, so let’s all take this opportunity to have a little sun and fun and escape to the beautiful island of Jamaica a.k.a. JamRock!


What is the Black Speakers Network Retreat?
  • First and foremost, this is a private experience exclusive to established Black Speakers Network Premium Members and invited guests. Attendance is not available to the public.
  • The BSN retreat is for us as entrepreneurs to connect socially.
  • However, since so often we never get to meet each other’s support networks, the BSN retreat is also for them.  Feel free to invite your partner or any other adult who plays a significant role in supporting your business!
  • The BSN retreat is your time to decompress and return refreshed.
  • It’s an all-inclusive vacation with your peers on a tropical island known for delicious food, being the island of happy days, vivid nights and dreams that come true.

Find out more below!



Brian J. Olds

President and Founder, Black Speakers Network

Black‌ ‌Speakers‌ ‌Network‌ ‌(BSN)‌‌ ‌is a global membership-based development and empowerment community for rising professional speakers who have their sights set on industry success.

With an active network of more than 10,000 speakers, we’re committed to equipping, connecting, and inspiring the next generation of professional Black speakers who will enthusiastically influence society by connecting with the audiences that they are called to serve.


Here’s your host who will ensure your BSN Retreat runs smoothly!


Esha Herbert-Davis

Carnivalista in Chief, Events by Ashé LLC

As an event planner and travel curator with over 20 years of experience (whose been to 5 out of the 7 continents), Esha has helped professionals who don’t have the time, energy, or resources to plan their own vacations so they can travel and enjoy unique, life-changing Caribbean experiences.

Events by Ashé has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, is family owned and operated and is committed to providing you with an unforgettable retreat!



Constance & Anthony mason

CEO, Concierge Financial Group & Concierge Financial Group Agency


Dr. Laura Louis

CEO, Couch to Podium Program and Atlanta Couple Therapy


Dionna Mitchell

CEO, ManifestNow Agency


I only have one word – Wow! Events by Ashé, you really know how to throw a party. Everything was well executed and from what I could see, everyone had a fabulous time. I will definitely be calling you to help plan my next event.

A positive company with amazing energy put into everything!  Great customer service! They are very customer focused and will work with you to resolve your dilemmas.

Thank you for the time and effort you put into making this a great experience. This was wonderful and the quality of your business is definitely 5 stars! Thank you!




Here’s what’s included in your Jamaica retreat



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The best part about working with Events by Ashé was that everything is done for you.  Transportation, accommodation, parties, etc. And there’s still enough free time to enjoy on your own. I liked that we had the schedule and you just show up at the appointed meeting place at the right time. I was also very happy that everyone in the group looked out for each other while we were out at the events.

I have worked with Esha on several of her events and am happy to share that she is excellent at creating a magical and results-oriented experience for her clients…Events by Ashé should be your choice in creating your next event.

I recently attended an event coordinated by Events by Ashé. The event was very tastefully done, with lots of attention to detail. The food and beverage selections were tastefully presented. The on-site host managed the schedule and facilitated the activities so we did not run over. I look forward to hiring Events by Ashé for our next function.



Do I need a negative COVID test result to travel to Jamaica?

Currently, a negative COVID-19 test result is needed to enter Jamaica along with a completed travel authorization form.  As we get closer to the trip, we’ll keep you up to date with any requirements (including vaccinations, as applicable) that you may need to board your flight to Jamaica.

When coming back to the US, will I need a negative COVID test result?

Currently, you do need a negative COVID-19 test result to board your return flight to the US.  It’s also acceptable that you have proof of recovery from COVID-19.  This requirement may not be needed in January 2022 however, we will keep you updated the closer we get to the trip.

In January 2002, should a negative COVID-19 test still be a requirement to return to the US, please note:

  • COVID-19 testing is offered at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay at no additional cost to all US arrivals.
  • In the unlikely event that you have a positive COVID-19 test, you will be required to remain in quarantine at Hotel Riu Montego Bay.  They currently offer a quarantined stay extension up to 10 days from check-out to customers who test positive.  There is no additional cost for this extended stay.   Any further tests will be at the responsibility of the client.
  • Again, we will keep you updated about any travel requirements as we get closer to the dates of travel.
I’ll be attending the BSN Retreat solo. Do you have single occupancy packages?

Absolutely!  All of our pricing including single occupancy pricing is located in the “register” section below – click here.

How do I register more than 1 person for the BSN Retreat?

Here are the steps to register multiple people:

  1. Pay your deposits via PayPal by selecting the number of people you’d like to pay for ($440 for 2 people, $660 for 3 people, $880 for 4 people, etc).
  2. You’ll be directed to complete your registration form after completing your payment via PayPal. Complete and submit your own registration form.
  3. Check your email within an hour for an email from us with the registration form link. Send this email to your travel companions who you paid deposits for.
  4. Make sure your travel companions complete their registration forms within 48 hours to confirm their spots. Registrations will not be confirmed without a deposit AND a completed registration form per person.

Get started with your registration – click here.

Is my flight included in the BSN Retreat Package?

Currently, your flight to Jamaica is not included in the BSN Retreat Package. In April 2021, we’ll be able to provide flight information and pricing to all registrants.  You’ll be able to make your flight booking at that time.

What’s your refund policy?

The BSN Retreat Package includes cash refund, cancel for any reason Travel Protection Plus insurance.

Your Travel Protection Plus insurance also includes up to $500 in catch-up expenses if the trip is delayed, up to $300 if bags are delayed, up to $1,000 for lost belongings, and up to $50,000 reimbursement of medical expenses if you get sick
or hurt during your trip, plus up to $75,000 for emergency transpiration.  You’ll also get 24/7 travel assistance, medical assistance and emergency services.

Should you wish to cancel your booking, please provide us with written notice at


Are the prices listed per person, even if I’m sharing a room with someone?

Yes, the prices listed on our website are per person, double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated.  Go to the “register” section for all of our pricing – click here.


We’re looking forward to traveling with you in 2022.

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