Bahamas Business Outlook to celebrate 30 years in 2021

Bahamas Business Outlook to celebrate 30 years in 2021
Bahamas Business Outlook prepares to celebrate 30 years. (PHOTO: BAHAMAS BUSINESS OUTLOOK)

PM Minnis expected to be opening speaker at next month’s annual event

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO) is scheduled to be held January 14 to 15, 2021 as a virtual forum under the theme “Facing Unprecedented Times: Recover, Adjust. Advance”.

Since 1992, BBO has been assembling experts representing key economic sectors, who present their forecasts on the economic challenges and business opportunities of the new year, along with recommendations for action.

Joan Albury, president of TCL Group, founder and chief organizer of the forum, commented on the upcoming new year’s event.

“Seldom before in the life of our country has it been more urgent to discuss the way forward, holistically and unclouded by heavy partisan overtones,” she said.

“Following the assaults of a massive hurricane and a pandemic, I believe that such reflections have become an imperative for The Bahamas and all Bahamians of goodwill. We at TCL have worked hard over the past three decades to make Bahamas Business Outlook an appropriate, trustworthy and accessible forum for such communications.

“As it is customary to launch BBO with the country’s leader, we are looking forward to having Prime Minister the Most Honorable Hubert A Minnis open with the government’s projections and plans for 2021. His presentation will be followed, as usual, by presenters who will offer the outlook for their areas of expertise.”

Speakers for January 14 include Dr Charlissa Gibson, MBBS, Doctors Hospital Health System; John Rolle, governor, Central Bank of The Bahamas; H E Emina Tudakovic, Canadian high commissioner; Joy Jibrilu, tourism director general; Dr Marcellus Taylor, Director of Education; Costa Berdanis, President, Tarcon Construction; Gowon Bowe, CEO, Fidelity Bank; Dr Adell Thomas, director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre, University of The Bahamas; Michael Pintard, minister of agriculture and marine resources; and Dr Donovan Moxey, chairman, Bahamas Power and Light.

Speakers for January 15 include and Peter Bridgewater, CEO, Open Systems Technologies International (Bahamas) Limited; Dominic Petty, director, Northern Bahamas, Cable Bahamas; Robin Glinton, senior vice president, Data Science Giant Sales Force; John Farmer, owner, Customs Computers Limited; Pia Farmer, CEO, Easy Car Sales; K Karlos Mackey, principal, Prime Finance & Consulting; Robert Pantry, CEO, Simplified Lending Limited; Jillian Bethell, head of partnership, HODL Group of Companies; Christine Robinson, CEO, Volkswagen Bahamas; Davinia Blair, executive director, Small Business Development Centre; Dave Smith, managing director, Bahamas Development Bank; and Michael Cunningham, chairman, Bahamas Entrepreneurial Venture Fund.

BBO, an annual January event, is part of the seven-island Bahamas Business Outlook series held across the archipelago each year. In addition to the Nassau event, forums are held on Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Eleuthera, Exuma and Long Island.

To register, contact Margaret Albury at malbury@tlcbahamas.com / 322-1000 or register online at www.tclevents.com.