Business Barbados 2018 - page 56

he Barbados International
Business Association (BIBA) is the
successor to the Barbados
Association of International
Business Companies and Offshore Banks
(BAIBCOB) which was originally formed in
1993. Four years later BIBA was
incorporated under the Barbados
Companies Act (Cap 308) and came into
being in November 1997 when a decision
was made to embrace the membership of
BAIBCOB, the Canada Barbados Business
Association (CBBA) as well as the
Barbados International Insurance
Association (BIIA) under one umbrella.
BIBA is a not-for-profit private sector
organisation that comprises companies
involved in international business in
Barbados and companies that are
otherwise strategically associated with this
sector. BIBA has a current membership of
over 170 companies.
BIBA’s key functions are to:
• be the industry’s voice on any matters
relating to conducting business in
Barbados;
• provide a forum for membership
exchange of information and ideas;
• be the catalysts for creating and
maintaining public and private sector
unity for Barbados’s development;
• liaise with and facilitate the work of the
relevant government ministries,
statutory boards and other
organizations involved in the
development and regulation of
international business in Barbados;
• be an invaluable partner to the
government and the people of Barbados
as it relates to the country’s
developmental efforts;
• be an authority and major source of
information on matters relating to
international business;
• be a major point of contact for helpful
advice and orientation for new investors
to the island.
BIBA offers its members an array of
benefits that are designed to give their
businesses the ability to function
according to their individual goals and
objectives. These include, but are not
limited to:
• the offering of input into laws,
regulations and policy decisions
affecting international business;
• the accessibility to valuable sources of
information and analysis of
developments in the sector;
• the availability of an attractive medical
plan to all members in good financial
standing;
• listing in the on-line BIBA members’
directory;
• networking opportunities with local and
international contacts;
• the ability to post press releases of
business or corporate developments on
BIBA’s website at preferential rates.
Conveniently, the BIBA office is located
in the heart of St. Michael, a mere 2.7km
from the capital of Bridgetown. Please see
the below contact information.
Postal Address: 19 Pine Road, Belleville,
St. Michael, BB11114, Barbados
Telephone: (246) 537-2422
Facsimile: (246) 537-2423
Email:
Website:
2017-2018 President – Mr. Marlon Waldron
Executive Director – Mr. Henderson Holmes
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