Business Outlook looks at rebuilding CI

Cayman Business Outlook is selling out fast says organizer Fidelity, of Wednesday morning’s conference at the Westin Resort.

Additional seating is now planned to add to the already 300-strong seating plan.

‘Last year the conference room was packed and we had people standing at the back of the room. We don’t want that to happen again so we are adding additional seating in attempt to counter overcrowding,’ said Brett Hill, Fidelity’s President.

Speakers this year offer attendees subject matter related to the conference theme, ‘Post Ivan: Building a Better Cayman.’

Delegates concerns such as, ‘can we really build a better Cayman and where are the opportunities that surely exist at such a time,’ will be discussed and addressed.

Leader of Government Business McKeeva Bush will set the tone with an opening address, expected to cover many topics related to his wide portfolio of responsibilities.

Keynote speaker is the much respected retired General Wesley K. Clark who is a specialist in economic recovery in disaster-torn countries. He is advising Cayman government. Tourism Director Pilar Bush will give a sector update and foreshadow her efforts to reignite this particular engine of the economy.

Dr. Robert Muir-Wood of London-based Risk Management Services will provide a closer look at catastrophe modelling, which will include methods to gauge the probability of repeat disasters in our region. Dr. David Waltos, adjunct professor at Loyola College in Maryland and a private psychiatrist is the Lunch-time speaker who will talk to the logical ways and means to manage the human emotional element of disaster.

Leading local and regional blue chip companies, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Five Continents Financial, Digicel, Consolidated Water, Campbells, Admiral Administration, RoyalStar Assurance, Nemwil, and RBTT Financial Holdings Limited, have partnered with Fidelity to sponsor this timely New Year’s forecast of the long-term prospects of recovery and growth for Cayman’s economy.

CBO is viewed as the premier business networking and conference event of the new year and last year attracted more than 300 attendees.

Sponsors reveal that this year’s theme, ‘Post Ivan: Building a Better Cayman’, accurately captures national sentiment. Further, that the conference reflects their position of corporate responsibility and good citizenship in facilitating an event that informs and seeks to rally the business community whilst endeavouring to reassure regional and international investors of the resilience of Cayman’s economy and manpower.

Cayman Business Outlook 2005 is a half-day event at the Westin Resort on Wednesday morning. Log on to the web site at or ring Fidelity, 949 7822, for details.