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PM to open GB Tech Summit

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will be in Grand Bahama November 9, 2017 to officially open the first Grand Bahama Technology Summit at Grand Lucayan resort. 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis will be in Grand Bahama November 9, 2017 to officially open the first Grand Bahama Technology Summit at Grand Lucayan resort.

The first ever summit of its kind in Grand Bahama is expected to attract technological experts and innovators and perhaps lay the foundation for a Grand Bahama Tech Hub.


Participants include: Shadan Deleveaux and Kristie Powell, both from Google; Xerxes Beharry of Microsoft; Michael Johnston of Hewlett Packard; Dr Donovan Moxey, of CBI Mobile (Bah) Ltd in Nassau, Bahamas Dr Jeff Schlossar of SoniTrack Systems Inc.; Aisha Bowe of STEMBoard and formerly NASA, a Bahamian working in Washington, DC; Dr Gadryn Higgs, a Grand Bahamian formerly from Linkedin working in Silicon Valley; and Larone Burrows, a Grand Bahamian Inventor working in Silicon Valley.

“From all indications, this summit is going to be much bigger than we anticipated,” said Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson, who has been a strong advocate of making Grand Bahama the technology hub of The Bahamas.

Senator Kwasi Thompson

Pictured: Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson, speaks during a meeting to finalize plans for the hosting of the GB Technology Summit, November 9-10, 2017 at Grand Lucayan resort. (BIS Photo/Lisa Davis)

“As Grand Bahamians, all of us have a stake in making sure that this summit works and that it works well.”

Minister Thompson said that the summit has drawn a lot of international attention and interest from companies far and wide.

Many of those companies have translated that interest into action and have registered to be a part of the conclave. Companies from throughout the US, in Canada, the Caribbean and as far away as Africa have signed on to be a part of it.

The $4.2 billion integrated resort destination Baha Mar on Cable Beach has launched a $25 million global advertising and marketing campaign.

The Bahamas Minister of Tourism Dionisio D’Aguilar, who is also chairman of the Council of Ministers Caribbean Tourism Organization, gave remarks at the World Travel Market Caribbean news conference 6 November, 2017 in London. Read his remarks here.

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