CI Building Society sponsors conference

Meeting focus is on leadership, governance and empowerment

The National Building Society of Cayman recently signed on as key sponsor for the University College of the Cayman Islands International Conference to be held on Thursday and Friday, 17 and 18 March.

The conference, organised by UCCI, focuses on themes of leadership, governance and empowerment in the Caribbean.

The two-day event will bring together attendees and conference participants that represent a cross-section of local and international business leaders, government officials, university students, education professionals and consultants, academic communities in the Caribbean, the US and the UK, as well as representatives of local professional associations and members of our local communities.

Key sponsor

“We are pleased to be associated as the key sponsor and in looking forward to the intellectual feast that will obviously be in the offing, we are certainly hoping that the deliberations will provide practical insights that might influence the further development of the Caribbean region, starting right here within the Cayman Islands,” said Dunbar McFarlane, general manager of the National Building Society.

Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat Shridath Ramphal will headline the event as conference keynote speaker, while Warren Smith, president-elect of the Caribbean Development Bank, is the plenary keynote speaker.

Fields vary

Around 60 presentations from local and international experts in various fields are also featured.

“The University College is indeed grateful to the National Building Society of Cayman for coming on board to support the Conference at this level,” said Roy Bodden, president of UCCI.

“Demonstrations of good corporate citizenship such as this are critical if Caymanian society is to progress.”

Thanks expressed

Livingston Smith, the conference director, also expressed his thanks.

“We are delighted for the expression of confidence given by the NBSC in agreeing to be the key sponsor for this Conference,” he said. “I am positive that the relationship between the two institutions will continue far into the future and with great benefits to the community in general.”

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