As?? a?? mark?? of?? respect?? following the death?? of?? former Prime Minister, the late David Thompson,?? the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA) has postponed?? some?? events planned?? to observe International Business Week including?? Sunday’s?? 4 Km Fun?? Walk, as well as a?? Secondary School?? Symposium?? and Opening Cocktail?? Reception?? slated?? to be held today.

However, the Association has advised that the other scheduled events will proceed as planned, and will include the observance of a period of silence.

In this regard, careers in the international business arena will continue to be the?? focus tomorrow, Tuesday, October 26, with the staging of a Showcase at?? the University of the West Indies (UWI)?? from 2:00 until 7:00 p.m. Graduates eyeing jobs in this vital area will receive expert guidance, from representatives across the sector.

On Wednesday, October 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Barbadians will gain further insight into the true measure of the economic impact of international business on our lives, when a public discussion is held at the UWI’s Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination.

Panellists slated to discuss the topic International Business: A Positive Impact on Our People are:?? Head of the Department of Management Studies, UWI, Dr. Justin Robinson, Past BIBA President, Tom Sears and President of Platinum Offshore Management Services, Stephen Greaves.

Surviving to Thriving – Strategies for Global Expansion in Turbulent Times is the theme of a two-day International Business Week Conference slated to take place at Hilton Barbados on Thursday and Friday, October 28 and 29, which will feature a range of speakers drawn from the United Kingdom, the United States and Latin America and the Caribbean.

On Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m., Governor of the Central Bank, Dr. De Lisle Worrell, will deliver the feature address on the topic Managing the Open Economy in a time of Crisis during a ceremony to start the conference. It continues on Friday, October 28, beginning with a feature address at 8:30 a.m.

The curtain will come down on International Business Week on Saturday, October 30 with a clean up at Sterling Children’s Home beginning at noon.

The theme for this year’s celebrations is From Crisis to Opportunity…Unique Strategies, Competitive Edge. ??

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