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The Annual Central Bank Meets Blockchain Conference is in its second year running. The conference seeks to educate the public, regional governments, and central banks, on the transformational impact and benefits of employing Blockchain Technology to enhance the financial system. Last year’s conference was a sold out event featuring a number of key local, regional and international experts and institutions. This year’s conference is intended to demonstrate and celebrate everything Bitt has achieved since last year’s conference, including the exciting launch of mMoney, the numerous MOUs signed and many strategic partnerships formed.



Introducing Our First Speaker: Hugh Riley

Hugh Riley is the Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, (CTO). As the chief executive officer he oversees the CTO’s operations in Barbados, North America, the UK and Europe and leads the organization’s initiatives to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm-weather destination.

His responsibility is to fulfill the CTO’s purpose of leading sustainable tourism, by providing specialized services and technical support to more than thirty governments and a variety of private sector members. The CTO’s services include advocacy & representation, marketing, human resource development, crisis communication, research and statistics, conference and event management, information technology and sustainable tourism development.






Introducing Therese Turner-Jones



A national of The Bahamas, Ms. Therese Turner-Jones is the General Manager of the Country Department Caribbean Group (CCB), which oversees the Bank’s operations in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Ms. Turner-Jones joined the IDB in 2013 as the Country Representative in Jamaica. She has over 20 years of experience in the areas of macroeconomics and economic development, with particular emphasis on the Caribbean. She has held key positions in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) including, most recently, as Deputy Division Chief for the Caribbean II Division, Western Hemisphere Department, and previously as Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean. Previous to her work at the IMF, she was the Deputy Manager of the Research Department for the Central Bank of The Bahamas.



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