IB to Host Annual International Business Seminar in Toronto
This seminar is one in a series of North American promotional events and activities organised by Invest Barbados (IB) to promote Barbados as a jurisdiction of choice for foreign direct investment (FDI). Barbados is currently the third largest destination for Canadian FDI behind the USA and the UK. The two nations have a long history of diplomatic relations dating back to the year of Barbados’ independence in November 1966. Additionally, the countries also have a Double Taxation Agreement in force, as well as a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Members of the international investor community, including Canadian attorneys, accountants, tax advisors, entrepreneurs and High Net Worth Individuals, will be attending the seminar. Similarly, a large delegation of international business and financial service professionals from Barbados will also be in attendance, particularly coming off the heels of the RIMS Canada Conference, which will also be held in Toronto a few days earlier.
The seminar programme, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. will feature a cadre of esteemed speakers including Senator The Honourable Darcy Boyce, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, who will address the topic: ‘Welcoming International Business to Barbados’. Other presenters include Ms. Dominique Pepin, Managing Director, Tailored Ltd; Mr. Ricardo Knight, President & CEO, JLT Barbados; Mr. Cleviston Haynes, Governor (Ag.) Central Bank of Barbados; Ms. Valerie Cusano, Principal, Palm Insurance Canada Inc., who will give a Canadian perspective on doing business in Barbados and Ms. Alison Manzer, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP.
During the seminar, there will be a question and answer segment where attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about the Barbados value proposition and setting up a business in Barbados, among other investment opportunity queries. Immediately following the seminar, there will be a networking luncheon.