The Caribbean Corporate Governance Conference is building strong momentum. Taking place 30 October, at Hyatt Regency Trinidad and Tobago, the conference program will provide insight into what is good governance and key areas you need to consider such as board composition, succession planning and self-governance as a leader to name a few.
Professor Charles Elson, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware is opening the event as the key speaker at the conference. Professor Elson is one of the “100 most influential players in corporate governance” of Directorship and the “100 most influential people in finance” of Treasury & Risk Management. His presentation will provide an international perspective and understanding in building general good governance practices and how they positively impact capital formation and business results.
In contrast, here in the Caribbean, the majority of businesses are family run businesses and it was important to address corporate governance in this setting. We are pleased Dr. Annette Rahael, Family Business Advisor is joining us. Dr. Rahael will address the challenges peculiar to family companies such as smooth transitions from one generation to the next. She brings to the table a profound understanding of the commercial realities faced by businesses of all sizes.
Young people are our future leaders in business and we had to include their contributions to corporate governance in the Caribbean. A big goal of the conference was to open a healthy dialogue on areas we rarely address. Millenials on Boards will be an interesting session presented by Teocah Dove, Social Development & Communications for Development Strategist who will open the conversation on what millenials can bring to the Board table. Board members in the Caribbean are usually older, well recognized and have a proven track record of experience within an industry. Teocah, a British Chevening scholar is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s future leaders. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, conferred Teocah with the Queens Young Leaders award at Buckingham Palace in 2015 and His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Policy Center for the New South – Morocco, recognized her as one of the 40 emerging leaders from across the Atlantic in that same year.
In addition to a great line of up speakers, it is important we connect with educational institutions and networks. We are pleased to share managers can earn 5 CPD credits from ICSA, ACCA Caribbean and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago (ICATT)
The support from our partners and sponsors has been tremendously positive in helping us align corporate governance awareness across a range of industries in the Caribbean. Our sponsors include Prestige Holdings Limited, Shell, Unilever, Republic Bank, Assuria N.V and NCB Global Finance.
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