The Government of Barbados will host a free International Business Seminar in Toronto, Canada on May 26, 2011.
The event will be hosted through Invest Barbados and will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto located at 21 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M3R 2G1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is free to attend but space must be reserved by emailing Kenneth Campbell at Toronto@investbarbados.org
The information session will highlight the benefits of using Barbados as an international business hub and explain the reasons why investing in Barbados may be a profitable business decision.
The event will cover the reasons why the Barbados offshore sector is recognized worldwide for its high standards that are enabled through its strong international tax treaty network and highly structured regulatory environment. Attendees will also learn about the high quality of managers and personnel available on the island to run their offshore business for them.
The event will cover important topics about Barbados as a mature jurisdiction, its treaty network, captive insurance and international banking.
The event will feature many high profile speakers including the Minister of State, CEOs, Presidents, Directors and Principals from Barbados offshore companies and government offices.
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Coffee
8:50 a.m. – Welcome
CEO, Invest Barbados
9:00 a.m. – Government’s Policy on Welcoming International Investment
Senator the Hon. Darcy Boyce
Minister of State – Ministry of Finance, Investment, Telecommunications and Energy
9:30 a.m. – Barbados: A Mature Jurisdiction for International Business
CEO, Invest Barbados
10:00 a.m. – Benefits of Barbados’ Tax and Investment Protection Treaty Network
Director, Tax Department, Ernst and Young Services Limited
10:30 a.m. – Coffee Break – Audio Visual
10:50 a.m. – Key Reasons Why Canadian Companies Choose Barbados for Captive Insurance
Managing Principal, Towner Management Group, LLC
11:20 a.m. – The Regulatory Environment for International Banks in Barbados
Director, Bank Supervision, The Central Bank of Barbados
11:50 a.m. – Operating a Successful Information Processing Company from Barbados
Chairman, Crucible International Inc.
12:10 p.m. – Operating a Successful International Bank from Barbados
President & CEO, JT&T Advisors (Canada) Inc.
12:30 p.m. – Networking Luncheon
This event provides a great opportunity for Canadian companies and business owners who are considering international expansion or have already gone global to learn more about the numerous benefits that registering an offshore Barbados company can offer to reduce taxes, increase profitability and aid international expansion.