Barbados International Business Seminar in Toronto

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

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.

Event Program

8:00 a.m. – Registration and Coffee

8:50 a.m. – Welcome

Wayne Kirton

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

Wayne Kirton

CEO, Invest Barbados

10:00 a.m. – Benefits of Barbados’ Tax and Investment Protection Treaty Network

Dominique Pepin

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

Tom Stokes

Managing Principal, Towner Management Group, LLC

11:20 a.m. – The Regulatory Environment for International Banks in Barbados

Marlene Bayne

Director, Bank Supervision, The Central Bank of Barbados

11:50 a.m. – Operating a Successful Information Processing Company from Barbados

Joel Alleyne

Chairman, Crucible International Inc.

12:10 p.m. – Operating a Successful International Bank from Barbados

David Thomas

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.

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