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October date set for Nassau Conference

The Association of International Banks and Trust Companies in The Bahamas’ 8th Annual Nassau Conference 2013 is scheduled to be held October 16 at the British Colonial Hilton. 

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Nassau ConferenceThe Association of International Banks and Trust Companies in The Bahamas’ (AIBT) 8th Annual Nassau Conference 2013 is scheduled to be held October 16 at the British Colonial Hilton.

“The Nassau Conference is designed to provide the professional service community in The Bahamas with an accessible, world-class learning and networking experience,” said Minister of Financial Services Ryan Pinder.

“There will be a number of speakers present that will provide a global perspective of economical shifts within the financial services sector.”

The event will be held under the theme: The shift has occurred. How are you positioned?

The Ministry of Financial Services will be a lead sponsor of the event.

Pinder said that a “fundamental” component of his Ministry’s sponsorship is the continuing practice of allowing the complimentary attendance of 10 College of The Bahamas (COB) students at the conference, as well as the continuation of a highly competitive, paid summer internship for COB students, who are selected on the basis of the educational achievement and career aspirations.

Nassau Conference chairperson and newly elected chairperson of AIBT, Antoinette Russell, confirmed that 30 COB students had registered so far to attend the conference.

“The conference participation and the summer internship will expose these students to the financial services industry by providing hands on training and a wealth of knowledge,” Minister Pinder said.

This year’s summer internship programme provided an opportunity for 11 COB students to gain such experience and his Ministry expects to expand the internship programme to 20 students in Summer 2014, Minister Pinder noted.

Minister Pinder said that as a sponsor of this year’s conference, the government remains committed to opportunities that enhance the human capital and technical skills of financial service sector employees and those seeking to enter the sector.

“My Ministry remains committed to strongly investing in financial services education and training to develop the future leaders of the financial services industry,” he said. “It is through partnerships like these–that is, between the government and private sector–that the financial services sector is equipped with the domestic human capital to advance the industry throughout the world.”

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