Chamber of Commerce forum to focus on ‘Rebuilding a better Cayman’

Economist Marla Dukharan

This year’s Economic Forum, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, will be held virtually next month.

The third annual forum is set to take place on Friday, 14 Aug., from 8:30am to 5pm.

The Chamber said in a press release that due to current social distancing restrictions, the conference will be hosted on a digital platform.

“The Economic Forum tackles the tough issues and challenges facing the Cayman Islands economy by engaging public and private sectors in a meaningful and robust open dialogue with key stakeholders,” Chamber CEO Wil Pineau said in the release. “This year’s forum will focus on ’Rebuilding a Better Cayman’, with our speakers tackling the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the local and regional economy, and how the private and public sector can work together to create a stronger and more sustainable future.”

Barbados-based economist Marla Dukharan will deliver the keynote address ‘The COVID-19 recovery – what is the outlook for the region?’, while Finance Minister Roy McTaggart will give an overview of the state of government finances and participate in a ‘Chamber Chat’ with Chamber President Woody Foster.

Commerce Minister Joey Hew is scheduled to present ‘Cayman 2.0: What will drive our economy in the future?’, which will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A session.

Additional presentations and interactive panel discussions will cover tourism, financial services and the Green economy. The full agenda will be released in the coming days.

Tickets can be purchased on the Chamber of Commerce website. Corporate bundle packages are also available to organisations registering 10 or more attendees.

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