Barbados' International Business & Financial Services Sector to Showcase Week of Activities
The importance of Barbados’ international business and financial services (IB&FS) sector and its contribution to the growth and development of the island will be highlighted for the eighth successive year during International Business (IB) Week, which runs from October 16 – 22, 2016.
IB Week was conceptualised in 2009, as an initiative of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA), the then Ministry of International Business and International Transport, Invest Barbados and other strategic partners. During the week, a number of activities have been scheduled to raise public awareness in Barbados about the role of the IB&FS sector and the many opportunities that it offers at both the local and international levels.
This year’s week of activities, which targets persons of all ages, will start with a Church Service at the Mount of Praise Wesleyan Holiness Church on Sunday, October 16. This will be followed by a Schools Symposium on the morning of Tuesday, October 18, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, where senior secondary school students will be invited to learn about the several career options and business opportunities that can be found within the sector. Later that evening, a Public Discussion Forum will be held at the Grand Salle, Central Bank of Barbados, Church Village.