THE ninth annual Abaco Business Outlook (ABO)conference is scheduled to be held on September 26 at the New Vision Ministries Centre in Marsh Harbour, Abaco.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘A Stronger Abaco: A Stronger Bahamas’. Confirmed speakers include minister of tourism, Obie Wilchcombe; Renward Wells, parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Works; Algernon Cargill, director of the National Insurance Board; Eric Carey, executive director of the Bahamas National Trust; Geoff Houston, chief executive of BTC; Bradley Albury, editor-in-chief, The Abaconian; Janette Isaacs, founder of Jemi Health & Wellness; Manuel Messina, IICA representative; Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, senior associate, Callenders & Co.; Michael Hartman, managing partner, Hope Town Harbour Lodge; and Dennis Lightbourn, vice-president, Abaco Chamber of Commerce.
“We are pleased that this important group of speakers have shown confidence in the goals of Abaco Business Outlook and have agreed to join us for this ninth session,” said Joan Albury, president of The Counsellors (TCL), founder and organizer of the multi-island Business Outlook Series.
“They have not been chosen randomly. All are highly qualified to speak to some aspect of the Abacos’ development, their strengths and opportunities for business and growth.
“Each speaker will share what Abaco can expect from the government ministry or agency, civic organisation or corporate entity he or she represents.
“We at The Counsellors continue to believe strongly in Abaco’s economic potential and the island’s ability to positively impact the national economy. The Abaco subgroup has all the right ingredients to soar - tourism potential, the ability to contribute to greater food security and industry, and an export potential that can boost our foreign exchange earnings. Based on continued development progress and important foreign investments during a recession, Abaco has been justly called the fastest growing island in the Bahamas.”