International Business Week 2010

A slate of speakers drawn from the United Kingdom, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, will turn their collective attention to the theme: Surviving to Thriving – Strategies for Global Expansion in Turbulent Times when the Barbados International Business Association and its strategic partners host the second International Business Week Conference between October […]

By Business Barbados

August 30, 2010

A slate of speakers drawn from the United Kingdom, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, will turn their collective attention to the theme: Surviving to Thriving – Strategies for Global Expansion in Turbulent Times when the Barbados International Business Association and its strategic partners host the second International Business Week Conference between October 28 and 29, 2010.

The International Business Week Conference is the flagship event of the second International Business Week of activities, which runs from October 24 to 30, this year. This conference is poised to become the premier international business conference in the region as Barbados continues to distinguish itself as a leader among the international business centres of the independent Caribbean.

This year’s theme acknowledges that, in the wake of the economic crisis a number of multinational companies and international investors took a more conservative stance. However, on the opposite side of any challenge lies great opportunity and the International Business Week Conference will provide a forum for business and policy leaders from within the region and further afield to outline strategies for continued business growth in the face of strong challenges. A number of speakers will specifically analyse the unique and advantageous opportunities which operating an international business in Barbados offers. An overarching emphasis will be placed on competitiveness and survival in the midst of the global economic crisis.

Presenters at this year’s conference will include, Dr De Lisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados; leading authority on captive insurance regulation Leonard Crouse, Partner with Towner Management Group, USA; Damien McKinney, Founder and CEO of the global consultancy McKinney Rogers, which is now based in Barbados; G20-advisor Dr Avinash Persaud, Chairman of Intelligence Capital Ltd; and Jamaican billionaire Michael Lee Chin, Chairman of Portland Holdings Inc.

This year’s topics range from an examination of the current economic  climate: ‘Economic Crises – Lessons Learned’, ‘OECD Next Steps’, ‘Double Taxation Agreements versus Tax Information Exchange Agreements’; to the strategic: ‘Strategies for Global Expansion’, ‘Trends and Strategies for Latin American Investors’, ‘The Changing Face of Global Competitiveness’, and ‘Smart Wealth Management Strategies in Turbulent Times’.
Organisers are projecting that participants at this year’s conference will leave with a greater understanding of where the trends in international business are heading and the kind of solutions that the international business community is seeking as different jurisdictions reposition themselves to accommodate the changing global business environment.

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