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International Business Week 2017

International Business Week 2017 is set over seven days of exciting and engaging events for local and international business enthusiasts

The events demonstrate thought leadership, corporate social responsibility, and the tangible means by which everyday Barbadians can embrace and appreciate the important role that international business plays in every facet of this island’s development.

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International Business Week 2016 Conference another Success!

The flagship conference is held each year during the Barbados International Business Week of activities.

Organised by Invest Barbados, in collaboration with the Barbados International Business Association and other strategic partners, the conference, held under the theme: Weathering the Perfect Storm: Explore, Evolve & Adapt, targeted local and international industry professionals, as well as representatives from various government agencies. The Event attracted 200 attendees.

During the featured address, which was delivered by Hon. Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, he highlighted a number of areas in which the sector had made progress over the last year.  

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The Annual International Business Week Public Discussion Forum provided an avenue for presenters and participants to engage in stimulating and informed perspectives about new developments related to the international business sector. Themed International Business: Breaking Down Barriers, the Forum welcomed panelists Gabriel Abed of Bitcoin, Omar Kennedy of AnimeKon and Troy Weekes of EZLearner Inc., who discussed their new and innovative products/brands. This informative and engaging discussion was moderated by Dr Justin Robinson, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences (UWI).

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According to Mr. Greg McConnie, while the International Business Sector directly employees over 4,000 people, of which about 90 per cent are Barbadians, the spin-off benefits create opportunities for taxi drivers, couriers, security firms and restaurants and others.

Addressing the launch of International Business Week 2016 at Invest Barbados’ offices in Hastings, Christ Church, McConnie said the sector also contributes over $1 billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) annually.

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IBW2016 Careers Showcase

The career showcase was held on Wednesday, October 19th and attracted students from across the island.

IBW2016 continued on Wednesday october 18th with a career showcase which was held at the university Of The West Indies’ Guild Lawn.

KPMG, First Caribbean and the Ministry Of International Business were a few amongst a number of organisations who sent their representatives to speak to individuals about their specific companies informing them what the business was all about and whether there were any job opportunities, while interview techniques and CV writing were also being taught. Individuals were given the opportunity to practice scenarios and got tips on the do’s and don’t of an interview.

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BIBA Charity Walk/Run Fun For All

A successful week of activities in celebration of Barbados International Business Association’s (BIBA) International Business Week, came to an end with the Charity Fun Walk/Run.

The annual event designed to help Barbadians recognise the contribution the international business sector makes to the local economy, took place from October 16th to 22nd, 2016.

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October 15th – 20th 2017


IBW 2017 Upcoming Events

  • Sunday 8th October 2017 IBW Church Service
  • Monday 9th october 2017 Opening Reception
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 Schools Symposium
  • Tuesday 10th October 2017 Public discussion
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