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Christie headlining 26th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook


Published: Jan 11, 2017

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With Prime Minister Perry Christie headlining, the 26th Annual Bahamas Business Outlook is scheduled to be held January 23, 2017 at Melia Nassau Beach resort on Cable Beach.

In addition to Christie, presenters will include Gowon N.G. Bowe, chief financial officer, Fidelity Bank (Bahamas) and chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, and Graeme Davis, president, Baha Mar, representing the Bahamas subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE), the new owner of the resort. Also participating will be Dr. Linda Davis, provost, University of The Bahamas; Tanya McCartney, CEO and executive director, Bahamas Financial Services Board, and Marcellus Taylor, deputy director of education, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, with responsibility for planning and development. Forming an entrepreneurs panel will be Terrinique Pennerman, founder & CEO of Kurlee Belle, a line of natural hair care products; Doyle Roberts, a fishing consultant and businessman; and artisan Meralee Rose, who creates products from traditional materials.

Making the announcement was Joan Albury, president, TCL Group and founder and chief organizer of the seven-island Business Outlook Series.

“This new year is one of great significance to the future of The Bahamas. It is an election year when Bahamians will be called upon to choose who will lead the country for the next five years. No doubt, decisions will be influenced in no small measure by voters’ understanding of and concerns about the major social and economic issues. Access to reliable information and expert opinions is vital in these circumstances,” Mrs. Albury said.

“Each year in January, Business Outlook plays a major role in opening a window on the business and developmental climate in this country for the rest of the year. Based on the numbers that attend annually, the outlook is valued by many as a source of insight into the progress and potential of key sectors of the economy. As usual, we have assembled a slate of presenters who are best suited by reason of their positions and/or experience to inform on the subjects on the Outlook agenda.

“In this regard, I’m grateful to Prime Minister Christie for accepting our invitation to deliver the keynote. It is important for people to hear from the government leader at this time. Expectations are especially high for the input of new Baha Mar President Graeme Davis.

“I thank the presenters representing business, the financial services industry and education, who will bring important pieces of the national picture to the forum in their professional or creative capacity. In the latter regard, the entrepreneurs panel should prove very exciting.” Mrs. Albury added.

Persons wishing to register or learn more about Bahamas Business Outlook 2017 may contact Margaret Albury at The Counsellors Ltd. at e-mail: malbury@tclbahamas.com via telephone (242) 322-7505 or visit www.tclevents.com.

 


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