More than 350 financial services executives had confirmed they will attend tomorrow’s government briefing that will be led by remarks from Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis.
The virtual symposium is being staged by the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade and Industry and Immigration, and will begin at 10am. The event, Financial services: An opportunity for advancement, innovation and creativity, will see ministers answer questions and provide updates on initiatives to improve the ease of doing business, innovation and ensure business continuity.
It is also intended to demonstrate the government’s commitment to the financial services sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elsworth Johnson, minister of financial services, trade and industry and Immigration, said: “At the Ministry, we are redoubling our efforts to support the financial services sector, our second most important economic driver, in response to the current crisis.
“Unlike other industries, in many ways, financial services has remained active during the COVID-19 pandemic. So even during this challenging time, our goal is to enhance stakeholder engagement, streamline our collaboration across government, support the international promotion of our local sector, and advance an aggressive legislative and regulatory agenda in the coming months.”
“Along with the prime minister, we have worked to include the government and regulatory authorities who can answer a wide range of questions industry stakeholders might have. I will speak about my Ministry’s efforts to improve our stakeholder engagement and public relations, locally and globally, and to advance long-awaited legislative and regulatory priorities for the industry.”
Those present to answer questions will be K Peter Turnquest, deputy prime minister and minister of finance; Senator Carl Bethel, attorney general and minister of legal affairs; and Christina Rolle, executive director of the Securities Commission.