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Published:Sunday | September 22, 2019 | 12:00 AM
Scenes from last year's Red Ties and Stilettos Weekend.
Scenes from last year’s Red Ties and Stilettos Weekend.
Scenes from last year's Red Ties and Stilettos Weekend.
Scenes from last year’s Red Ties and Stilettos Weekend.

The Zedoj Red Ties and Stilettos (RTS) Weekend is happening again for the third time on September 27-29 at the Moon Palace in Ocho Rios. Here, RTS CEO and event planner Jodianne Murdock, shares her insights on the upcoming weekend aimed at entrepreneur.

Tell us who is Jodianne Murdock?

I am a serial entrepreneur. I own an event planning and production company – Zedoj Events and Weddings. We are a full-service company that specialises in wedding planning, design, decor, floral arrangements and audio/visual needs.

How did you make the transition from event planner to conference organiser?

I am still an event planner, but the conference idea started out as a dream to inspire other entrepreneurs to follow their passion and set real goals and accomplish them.

Explain what is RTS Weekend?

RTS weekend is an all-white beach bonfire party, VVIP exclusive brunch with movie actor and superstar Vivica Fox. It includes a complimentary signed copy of her book Everyday I’m Hustling; VVIP & VIP red carpet cocktail; and the main event is the Red Tie & Stilettos Conference, happening at the Moon Palace Resort in Ocho Rios. It will be hosted by Debbie Bissoon and the keynote speaker is Vivica A. Fox, and special guest speaker is Krystal Tomlinson.

Some people might look at the roster and say it is a conference for women only?

Not at all. We have male panellists like Shamar Clarke, Kevin Foreman, Phillip Lynch, Stephen Hamilton, and Donovan Watkis.

Why did you choose Vivica Fox as your guest speaker this year?

I met Vivica at the Essence of a Boss Conference in New York City earlier this year. I invited her to speak at the conference and she accepted right away, without hesitation.

Vivica is a television and household favourite as an actress for many generations. She is an author, producer and embodies the spirit of the consulate entrepreneur.

She wears all these hats so well and we believe she will have solid advice and great vibes for other Entrepreneurs on how to be successful in not just one area but multiple disciplines simultaneously.

What are some of the other reasons why persons should come to RTS weekend?

It is a lifestyle conference for persons who want to better themselves. We have added two categories for the panellist discussion in the areas of corporate sustainability and media, branding and entertainment, along with the usual boss entrepreneur panel. We have other international speakers and panellists this year along with our local powerhouse speakers.

Will all the events be held at the Moon Palace hotel?

The welcome beach party is hosted at Pearly Beach, Ocho Rios, to allow our guests extended party hours without restrictions.

Do persons have to stay at the hotel to attend, and where can they get tickets?

VVIP season passes are limited and almost sold out.

You do not have to stay at the resort to attend the events, but we recommend you do to maximise on the ‘RTS entreprecation’ experience. You may purchase tickets at Fontana Pharmacies (Kingston, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios), online at and, or follow @zedoj_red_ties_and_stilettos on social media for more.