Innovate Barbados An All Round Success

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Director of National Partnerships (Airbnb), Janaye Ingram, speaking to the audience at Innovate Barbados 2018. (Photo courtesy of the BIDC) Innovate Barbados 2018 came to a close on Thursday, November 8, with Chairman of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), John Rocheford, deeming it a “successful and fantastic” event. The conference with its theme: Engineering New Connections, saw speakers …

New Initiatives Coming To Boost Economy

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is about to launch two new initiatives designed to reduce this island’s imports in key areas, increase exports and create high value jobs. This is according to Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, who gave the opening remarks at the third annual Innovate Barbados Conference, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre …

Innovate Barbados – Engineering New Connections

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Barbados’ biggest innovation conference – Innovate Barbados – will come off this week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) from November 7 to 8. The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), in collaboration with its industry partners, will host the event once again in the Flamboyant Room of the LESC on Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Over 300 participants …

BIDC Announces New Board Of Directors

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The Barbados Investment Development Corporation (BIDC) has a new board of directors. It will be chaired by John Rocheford, while Dean Straker will be his deputy. The other members are Peterjon Mapp, Davidson Ishmael, Margo Greene, Antoine Williams, Matthew Alleyne, Ishmael Huque, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of International Business and Industry (ex-officio), and a representative each of the Barbados …

Training Boost For Local Garment Industry

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has secured over $100,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank, under the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, to provide training for persons within the Textile and Apparel sub-sector of Barbados. Sixteen persons, drawn from the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, the Barbados Vocational Training Board, and a cadre of …

Entrepreneurs Urged To Enter ‘Race For Space’

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Barbadian entrepreneurs with innovative businesses have been encouraged to enter the 2018 Race for Space Competition. The annual contest is hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC).  It seeks to reward the best innovative process, product or service with resources to accelerate their businesses. Entrants will have the chance to win one year of free operating space in …

Export Thrust Must Start At Company Level

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“The virtues of exporting, though wrapped up in the macro level, must be nurtured at the micro level.” This was underscored yesterday by Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, as he addressed the graduation ceremony for representatives of 16 companies, who participated in the 2018 edition of the Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) held by the Barbados Investment and Development …

BIDC Lauded For Export Growth Strategy

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The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), has been lauded for “timely facilitating” programmes aimed at boosting the island’s export growth across China, Western Europe and Great Britain, North and Central America and Latin America. The recognition came yesterday as Minister of International Business and Industry, Ronald Toppin, acknowledged the role played by the BIDC’s Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) in helping …

BIDC’s Export Readiness Programme Graduation

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Sixteen companies from the manufacturing and services sectors have completed the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation’s (BIDC) four-month Export-Readiness Programme (ERP) and will receive their Certificates of Completion tomorrow, Wednesday, September 5, at a graduation ceremony at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village. These companies can now boast of their readiness to trade beyond the shores of Barbados, having been imparted …

Team Esoteric Are Blue Flame Winners

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Team Esoteric is the winner of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) 2018 Blue Flame Challenge. Chief Judge, Stephen Savoury, made the announcement at the end of the final round of judging last Thursday when Esoteric, along with three other teams, presented artificial intelligence solutions to assist with exporting Barbadian products to the diaspora. The teams emerged victorious after …