The 3rd Annual Bahamas Investment Conference will be held at the British Colonial Hilton on Saturday October 6, beginning at 9 am.

* “This strategic event will focus on the performance of publicly traded companies and on their plans to take their companies forward effectively, competitively and profitably in the current economic climate,”* said Joan Albury, President, The Counsellors, Conference Managers.

Keith Davies, Chief Legal and Compliance Office of the Bahamas International Securities Exchange (BISX), who is one of the key presenters at this year’s Conference, commented, *”BISX is looking forward to participating in the 3rd Annual Bahamas Investment Conference and sharing its views on the performance of the BISX market and BISX’s strategic plans for the near future.”*

The Minister of Economic Development, Hon Zhivargo Laing will discuss how The Bahamas can expect to expand its capital market, and the Director General of Tourism, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace will ask what will change the tourism sector’s absence from BISX.

For shareholders in publicly traded companies or people interested in finding out how to invest and what to invest in, this event is a must. Panelists are also expected to tackle the impact on local stocks of the current downturn in economic activity.

*”More than 200 persons have attended Bahamas Investment Conferences in the past, and with the increased awareness of the market plus our impressive line-up of speakers, a high attendance is expected,”*Mrs Albury commented.

Other speakers will include Kevin Demeritte, Sr. Research Officer, Central Bank of the Bahamas; Tanya Wright, Trust Manager, Bank of The Bahamas; Ernie Blues, CEO, Abaco Markets; Anthony Robinson, Managing Director, FOCOL; Cecile Greene, Vice President of Finance, FamGuard; Barry Rassin, Chairman and CEO, Doctors Hospital; Kenwood Kerr, Principal, Colina Financial Advisors; Thomas Dorsey, President & CEO, ICDU; and Kenneth Hutton, President & CEO, Freeport Concrete. Other than for public sector representatives, all speakers are also sponsors of the Investment Conference.