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Bahamas Business Outlook to kick off busy 2012 conference season

The 2012 conference season gets underway with several key events for financial services providers to be held in The Bahamas and across the region. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012

As 2012 gets underway, the conference and event calendar in The Bahamas is already looking busy.

Kicking off the new season is the 21st Annual Bahamas Business Outlook to be held on January 12 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort.

Experts and business leaders will be addressing the topic of “Vision Beyond Sight: How Ready is The Bahamas to do 21st Century Business?” at the one-day conference.

Keynote speakers this year include Zhivargo Laing, Minister of State for Finance, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, and Algernon Cargill, Director, National Insurance Board.

The third annual International Business and Finance Summit (IBFS) follows shortly after on February 3-5 at the Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.

Presented by the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB), IBFS brings together leaders in wealth and asset management to discuss industry trends and requirements, and their impact on international financial centres and industry professionals.

The Nassau Airport Development Co (NAD) will play host to key players in the airline and airport industry, as the Fifth Routes Americas forum comes to The Bahamas February 19-21.

The forum is scheduled to take place at Atlantis Paradise Island and attracts industry professionals responsible for developing new routes to, from and within the Americas.

Later in the year, the largest international investment conference will take place in one of The Bahamas’ key markets, Brazil. Running April 24-27 at Hotel Unique in Sao Paulo, the Brasil Investment Summit 2012 will bring together international and local fund managers and investors for networking and education.

The Monthly Economic and Financial Developments report for November released by The Central Bank of The Bahamas at the end of December shows gains in construction and tourism, as well as a lower overall deficit.

BTC and New York Consulate presented the National Emergency Management Agency with cheques to support victims of the Category 3 Hurricane Irene, which struck in August last year.

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