International Institute for Financial Risk and Regulation Workshop

The International Institute for Financial Risk and Regulation Project (IIFRR) will be hosting a very informative workshop on Thursday, April 21st, 2011.  The Stakeholder Workshop will be held on the 4th Floor Conference Room, UWI Administration Building Cave Hill, Barbados.

The workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 5:15 p.m.

The speakers and guest panelists feature a Who’s Who of business leaders, lawyers, government officials, leading economists and education experts from Barbados, the Caribbean and Europe.  This session promises to be very informative and offer many insights into the IIFRR Project.   It will be especially useful for leaders in the Barbados offshore community.

Please review the Workshop’s Agenda and Schedule below:

Morning
Chair: Dr. Barbara Drexler – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & Consultant to IIFRR Project

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-10:00 Welcome Address and Opening of Workshop

•    Honourable George Hutson – Minister International Business
•    Ambassador Valeriano Diaz – Head of EU Delegation to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean
•    Dr. DeLisle Worrell – Governor, Central Bank of Barbados
•    Sir Hilary Beckles – Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill
•    Prof. Dr. Udo Steffens – President and Chairman of the Board, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

10.00-10:45 Opening Session

Introducing the International Institute of Risk and Regulation

•    Dr. Barbara Drexler – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & Consultant to IIFRR Project

10.45–11.05 Break

11:05-12:30 Morning Session

A World-Class Training Institution in the Caribbean: Why is it needed and What form should it take?

Speaker #1: Dr Avinash Persaud – Chairman Intelligence Capital

Speaker #2: Prof Udo Steffens – President Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Speaker #3: Hugo Inniss – Consultant to IIFRR Project

Panelists:
•    James Gardiner – Vice President Goldcorp (Barbados)
•    Connie Smith – Managing Director Tricor Caribbean
•    Dr Trevor Carmichael – Attorney at Law Chancery Chambers

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Afternoon

Chair: Prof. Dr. Udo Steffens – President and Chairman of the Board, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

14:00-15:45 Afternoon Session #1

Developing the Widespread and Challenging Caribbean Market: A Phased Business Model

Speaker #1: Richard Stoneman – Consultant to IIFRR Project
Speaker #2: Calvin Wilson – Caribbean Financial Action Task Force

Panelists:
•    Dr. Justin Robinson –  Head of Department of Management Studies, UWI
•    Dahlia Littlewood – Chief Executive Officer Freedom Financial
•    Henderson Holmes – Executive Director BIBA
•    Gabriel Kelly – Chief Executive Officer London Life & Casualty Insurance

15.45-16:00 Break

16:30-17:15 Afternoon Session #2

How IIFRR Should be Taken Forward

Speaker #1: Dr. Barbara Drexler: The Next Steps
Speaker #2: Wilburne Persaud: Lecturer UWI, Taking Ownership
Speaker #3: Richard Stoneman: Conditions for Success

Panelists:
•    Mark St Hill – Director Wealth Management First Caribbean Bank
•    Avinash Persaud – Chairman Intelligence Capital
•    Dr Don Marshall – Senior Fellow  ISER ,UWI
•    Sonia Foster – Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of International Business

The session includes many notable leaders from the Barbados offshore and international business sector including the Executive Director of the Barbados International Business Association.  This is a great chance to gain an understanding of the industry and the key role that IIFRR can play in moving it forward.

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