Chamber to host three webinars next week

The Chamber of Commerce is continuing its series of free webinars to support businesses and individuals during the crisis.

The next three online presentations will address the Resilience Cayman initiative, on Monday, 11 May; landlord and tenant issues, on Wednesday, 13 May; and cyber-security, on Friday, 15 May.

The sessions are free and open both to Chamber members and non-members.

The Resilience Cayman webinar on Monday will share information on how this volunteer-run initiative of the Chamber of Commerce is bringing together non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and other individuals to address the basic needs for food, shelter, healthcare and jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jan Gupta, Resilience Cayman organiser, will make the presentation, and Chamber CEO Wil Pineau will moderate the session and join her in fielding questions.

Experts from Campbells on Wednesday will address relevant legal principles for commercial and residential tenancies, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will include guidance for commercial and residential landlords and tenants on how to deal with scenarios ranging from non-payment of rent, inability to pay, landlord’s right of re-entry, tenant’s right to relief from forfeiture, effect of forfeiture on sub-leases, and negotiating and documenting variations to lease terms.

Friday’s webinar will be led by Richard Carty of BDO, who will focus on helping businesses and individuals understand the technology risks involved in working remotely, and how to address or mitigate these risks. The webinar will offer tips on where to start in assessing and addressing cyber-security risks, possible sources of new attacks, top information-security priorities, and how to accommodate a new mobile workforce while remaining secure.

Pineau said in a press release announcing the webinar, “Helping businesses and individuals get through this Covid-19 pandemic is top priority for the Chamber at this time.

“Our webinar series regularly attract close to 200 attendees per seminar, so it is clear that the public is eager to obtain this relevant and timely information. We are pleased to be able to offer up to three webinars per week.”

Anyone wishing to attend these online webinars is required to pre-register using the links below. These links will also provide technical instructions for attending the webinars.


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