Business Outlook aims at future

Retaining a competitive edge means Cayman businesses need to be informed about future trends and the global forces that will be influencing them.

Business Out-look aims at fu-ture

Cayman Business Outlook sponsors at Wednesdays press conference to announce the conference theme and speakers are, back row, from left, Brett Hill of Fidelity; Noel Reilly of PricewaterhouseCoopers; J.D. Buckley of Digicel; Canover Watson of Admiral Administration; Scott Elphinstone of Five Continents Financial; Dax Basdeo of the Cayman Islands Investment Bureau; Shaun McCann of Campbells Attorneys-at-Law; and Jeffrey Parker of Consolidated Water. Front row, from left, are Susannah Blackburn of Dart Management; Michael Anderson of Fidelity; and Melissa Ladley of the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. Photo: Submitted

Participants at Cayman’s fourth annual Cayman Business Outlook conference will be hearing about these issues and more at the fourth annual Cayman Business Outlook at the Ritz Carlton 18 January.

The conference theme, Future Trends: The Next Five Years, will offer attendees a glimpse of the future with topics ranging from how the US has positioned itself as the world’s government in the 21st Century to a discussion on regional immigration trends and the impact on business.

Founder and organizer Fidelity is joining with Consolidated Water, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RoyalStar Assurance, Admiral Administration, Digicel, Campbells, Five Continents Financial, the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Dart Management and The Cayman Island Investment Bureau to sponsor the event.

Organizers hope the 2007 Cayman Business Outlook conference will provide helpful insight and forecasts on the key issues likely to shape the world’s future and that of the business climate both in and for the Cayman Islands.

Leader of Government Business Kurt Tibbetts will detail initiatives that will directly affect the day-to-day business of the private and public sector work force.

Attendees will hear from international affairs expert Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, social critic and technologist Steven Berlin Johnson of Wired magazine, futurist Jim Carroll and Robert Horton, Bermuda’s permanent secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Immigration.

They will discuss such hot issues as managing future skills challenges; innovation and the rapid emergence of new business models; the evolving relationship of humans with science and technology; and the impacts of the expanding role of the internet.

An end of conference interactive panel discussion will be moderated by Fidelity Chairman Anwer Sunderji.