Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Deltec International Group (Deltec), a diversified independent financial services group headquartered in The Bahamas, and parent company of Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd, hosted its Annual Conference from March 3-5 at the Rosewood Baha Mar in Nassau.
Anchored on the theme of Trusting Disruption, the event brought together over 300 thought leaders, regulators, emerging companies and financial services professionals to reflect on the potential for technological innovation to transform every sector.
The Deltec Annual Conference featured keynote addresses from leading experts on trends in geopolitics, Fintech, artificial intelligence and futurism.
Pictured: Deltec International Group chairman Jean Chalopin is flanked by Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest (left) and Attorney General Carl Bethel. (Photos courtesy Deltec)
Jean Chalopin, chairman of Deltec International Group, said: “To trust disruption, we need to understand what innovation means for us, so that we can adjust our vision and investment approach and be better armed to capture the next best opportunities. We were thrilled to welcome innovators to The Bahamas to share ideas and discuss the impact of technology on our society.”
Pictured: Attorney General Carl Bethel (left), Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture Lanisha Rolle and Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest attend the Deltec Annual Conference opening night dinner. (Photos courtesy Deltec)
In addition to the keynote addresses, the Deltec Annual Conference featured “The Innovator’s Marketplace”, a component of the conference designed to provide a forum for emerging companies in biotech/life sciences, virtual reality, blockchain, Fintech, quantum computing and other cutting-edge industries to pitch their ideas to investors and attendees in 45-minute presentations.
Pictured: Deltec International Group chairman Jean Chalopin welcomes over 300 thought leaders, regulators, emerging companies and financial services professionals to the Deltec Annual Conference opening night dinner. (Photos courtesy Deltec)
In his remarks at the conference gala hosted at the conclusion of the first full day of the event, Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, said: “I am very impressed at the diversity of the speakers and the programming, and I think this conference sets an example for what we need to explore in The Bahamas. We need to push the boundaries of what is possible in technological development, and in collaboration across sectors in the global community.”
Pictured: Participants of the Deltec Initiative for Young Entrepreneurs are pictured with Deltec mentors. The Initiative is a mentorship programme designed to assist young, motivated Bahamian Entrepreneurs with an integrated support package to further their business. (Photos courtesy Deltec)
“This is what inspires our people, helps us to create and innovate, and dares us to take risks – all crucial parts of building The Bahamas’ reputation as a global economic player.”
Pictured: Deltec International Group chairman Jean Chalopin illustrates the positive disruption that innovation has had on the world’s largest companies over the past two decades. (Photos courtesy Deltec)
This is the fifth time the Annual Conference has been hosted by Deltec in Nassau.
Pictured: Deltec International Group chairman Jean Chalopin leads Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest take a tour of the artwork produced by participants of the Deltec Initiative for the Arts. The initiative encourages young, undiscovered Bahamian artists to develop their talents, and to pursue their passion. (Photos courtesy Deltec)