Local economic forum to plot ‘better future’

| 24/07/2020 | 10 Comments
Cayman News Service

(CNS): The Chamber of Commerce will be holding this year’s economic forum online as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis, the impact of which will be at the heart of the agenda. The central topic will be how Cayman can emerge better after this unprecedented situation. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart will deliver an address on “The State of Government Finances”.

The current chamber president Woody Foster will then host a ‘Chamber Chat’ with the minister.

Commerce Minister Joey Hew will present “Cayman 2.0: What will drive our economy in the future?”, which will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. The keynote address, “The COVID-19 recovery – what is the outlook for the region?”, will be delivered by economist Marla Dukharan.

This will be just the third time the local business organisation has held the conference in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development but the first hosted on a digital platform. Additional presentations and interactive panel discussions will cover tourism, financial services and the green economy.

Chamber CEO Wil Pineau said the forum will tackle the tough issues and challenges of the local economy by engaging public and private sectors in a meaningful and robust open dialogue. 

“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,” he said.

It will take place Friday, 14 August, from 8:30am to 5pm entirely online. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce website. Corporate bundle packages are also available to organisations registering ten or more attendees. Officials from the Chamber said the full agenda will be released in the coming days.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    free money making solutions:
    treble all traffic offence fines
    double duty on cigarettes
    allow weed tourism (for tourists/expats only if you don’t want to corrupt the locals)
    allow casinos (for tourists/expats only if you don’t want to corrupt the locals)
    stop all gov capital expenditure for 2 years or until cig runs a surplus
    cut civil service by 10% or implement recommendations of e7y or miller shaw report.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Let me guess – not open to questions from the floor? Because if it is, I am buying a ticket and popcorn.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Our future cannot be plotted right now as our illustrious, power crazy and aloof MLAs have lost the plot.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Create a plan for speeding up a green Cayman, eliminating plastic and fossil fuels. Establish bike lanes connecting all districts separated from motorized traffic. Incentivize subsidies in these areas for public and private partnerships.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Caymanians continue to live in a state of total bliss over their unfailing ability to overcome obstacles. By tomorrow they will “catapult” themselves out of third world class and will be leading the world in success.

  6. Anonymous says:

    A better Cayman ? First we need the Standards in Public Life law to be passed; then a review of development plans with the associated mass transportation plan, because if everything is going to be in GT, then getting people to work safely quickly and cheaply needs to be sorted. Forget any idea of a cruise ship dock, but work on a plan for the dump. Get rid of political appointees to run key institutions and regulatory bodies. Simple enough but doesn’t win votes in the short term.

    • Anonymous says:

      Man where you been living?

      That law passed and now in force

      Board Members in the civil/public sector have until July 31 to file their respective returns

      Now let’s extend that Law to the private sector


      • Anonymous says:

        Law might have been passed, but like most laws in Cayman it is not enforced.

      • Anonymous says:

        Because the tax payers pays the salaries of those in private practice so there is a right to know – not.

        • Anonymous says:

          Corruption is corruption no matter private or public sector.

          Time to root it out in all sectors INCLUDING in the many NGOs around Cayman.

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