International Business Update Seminar

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) will be presenting a seminar titled:

“Recent Initiatives – Perspectives on the Future”

This seminar will feature local and international speakers from both industry and government who will present and discuss an array of issues with important implications for the Barbados international business sector.

The seminar is scheduled to take place at the Barbados Hilton on August 24, 2012.


8:00 a.m. – Registration

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

David Simpson

ICAB President

8:35 a.m. – Key Note Address – Government’s Vision and Program for International Business

Senator the Hon. Darcy Boyce

Minister of State – Ministry of Finance, Investment, Telecommunications and Energy

9:00 a.m. – Regulatory Matters

Ian Carrington

Financial Services Commission

9:45 a.m. – Human Resource Management and Development

Peterson Downes

Profile Caribbean

10:30 a.m. – Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m. – Industry Experts’ Perspectives on:

Management Companies – Stephen Greaves, Platinum Offshore Management

Insurance Companies – Ricardo Knight, JLT Insurance Managers

International Banks – Mohammed Patel, Cidel Bank

Wealth Management – Maya Johnston, Scotiabank

Family Offices and Trusts – DGM Bank & Trust

12:30 p.m. – Lunch

1:30 p.m. – Tax and Legal Update (Part 1)

Nick Pantales, FCA

PWC Toronto, Partner, Tax Services

3:00 p.m. – Refreshment Break

3:15 p.m. – Tax and Legal Update (Part 2)

Nick Pantales, FCA

PWC Toronto, Partner, Tax Services

Registration Fee:

Members: BDS $410

Non-Members: BDS $510

This event provides a great opportunity for managers and accountants within the Barbados international business sector to hear from a variety of experts on the current and future state of the sector, including the changes, opportunities and challenges that may be faced moving forward.

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