HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) returns to the Big Apple on May 11 for its first Executive Forum since March 2019.
BDA activities at Convene, One Liberty Plaza, Liberty Street, located in the heart of the downtown financial district, will begin with a series of closed-door business development meetings with New York prospects focused on climate resilience, technology, high net worth services and asset management. . Public discussions of the event follow in the afternoon, beginning with a fireside chat between Bermuda’s Minister of Economy and Labour, Hon. Jason Hayward, JP, MP, and BDA CEO David Hart.
Minister Hayward said, “This free half-day event will educate key high-level decision makers on why Bermuda is the best place in the world to bring innovative international business ideas to market. This event builds on the BDA Climate Risk Roadshows in New York that took place late last year. During these tours, the Bermuda delegation has spoken to the world’s leading capital allocators with combined assets under management of nearly $11 trillion, and these are among the people we seek to engage with. again at this next Executive Forum.
David Hart, CEO of BDA, said, “We thank our government and private sector partners who come to New York ready to share the many attributes of investing in and operating a business from Bermuda. And we are also grateful for the generous sponsorship support from Ocorian and Bittrex Global, which enables us to bring such an important event to New York.
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The forum’s first thought leadership panel is titled “Why Bermuda? Cross Industry Solutions” and will be moderated by Suzanne Williams-Charles, Director of Policy and Regulation, Corporate Secretary and Data Privacy Officer at the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Bermuda (ABIR). Panelists include Patrick Tannock, President, Association of Bermuda International Companies (ABIC), Elizabeth Denman, Vice President, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), Stafford Lowe, NEXT Bermuda, and Michael Neff, President, Bermuda Bankers Association.
The second panel will focus on innovation in Bermuda and will be moderated by Lauren Berry, Managing Editor, Deputy New York Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News. Panelists include Stephen Weinstein, President, BDA; Fiona Beck, BDA Board Member; Brian Dusek, Vice President, Head of Americas, Cyber, Mosaic; and Joe Ziolkowski, CEO and Co-Founder, Relm.
Minister Hayward said, “Bermuda continues to bring innovative products and services to market quickly but safely in a sandbox environment. This second panel will show how far Bermuda is ahead in the areas of climate resilience and innovative technologies.
After hearing from keynote speakers and thought leadership panels, attendees will build new relationships over signature Bermuda cocktails at our c-suite Bermuda networking reception.
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Forum attendees will have a chance to win a weekend getaway for two to Bermuda, staying at the five-star luxury resort The Loren at Pink Beach.
The BDA encourages direct investment and helps businesses start, relocate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. As an independent public-private partnership, we connect you with industry professionals, regulators and key contacts within the Bermuda government to help you make domicile decisions. Our objective? To make doing business in Bermuda smooth and profitable.