Barbados International Business Seminar, Calgary

The Government of Barbados will be hosting an International Business Seminar in Calgary, Canada on October 4, 2011. The seminar is being hosted by Invest Barbados, the organization in charge of promoting Barbados offshore business opportunities.

The International Business Seminar will take place at The Westin Calgary located at 320 4th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2S6.

Barbados is the top destination for Canadian offshore investment worldwide and this seminar provides a great opportunity for Canadian companies to learn more about the many advantages of registering an international business in the OECD approved “white listed” offshore jurisdiction.

These benefits include low tax rates of 2.5% or less, a large international network of Double Taxation Treaties, a strong regulatory framework and a stable banking system. The island can also provide international businesses with high quality human resources and management services, and an excellent infrastructure for facilitating international business through a modern communications network and an international airport with direct flights from major cities including Toronto.

Registration is Free!

This exciting seminar is free to attend so there is absolutely no reason to miss it. However, space may be limited so it is best to reserve your place ahead of time.

This can be done by contacting Kenneth Campbell, Invest Barbados’ North American Manager by email at or by phone at (416) 214-9919.

International Business Seminar Program

The seminar will feature industry leaders from Barbados registered firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Aon Insurance and CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank as well as Government officials.

The schedule for the seminar is:

8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee

9:00 a.m. Welcome
Ms. Emeline Taitt, Director – Investment Promotion and Facilitation
Invest Barbados

9:10 a.m. Government’s Policy on Welcoming International Investment
Senator the Hon. Darcy Boyce
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with Responsibility for Energy, Immigration, Telecommunications and Invest Barbados

9:30 a.m. Barbados – A Mature International Business Jurisdiction
Ms. Emeline Taitt, Director – Investment Promotion and Facilitation
Invest Barbados

10:00 a.m. Benefits of Barbados’ Tax & Investment Protection Treaty
Network and Incentive Legislation for International Business Services
Mr. Russ Jones, Partner Tax
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Barbados

10:30 a.m. Audio Visual Presentation

10:40 a.m. Coffee Break

10:50 a.m. The Regulatory Environment for International Banks in Barbados
Mrs. Marlene Bayne, Director, Bank Supervision
The Central Bank of Barbados

11:20 a.m. Facilitating International Business through Specialized Banking & Wealth Management Solutions
Mr. Mark St. Hill, Director – Corporate Banking
CIBC FirstCaribbean

11:40 a.m. Barbados – The Domicile of Choice for Canadian Captive Insurance
Mr. Vin Hampden, Managing Director
Aon Insurance Managers (Barbados) Limited

12:00 noon Q & A

12:30 p.m. Networking Luncheon

Get Evaluated Today!

If you can’t wait until the International Business Seminar in Calgary to learn more about the great opportunities that a Barbados international business offers, then get your free Barbados offshore evaluation today to receive personalized feedback and advice based on your unique situation and business.

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