**The Counsellors Ltd.** have finalised plans for the **2008 Abaco Business Outlook**.

The annual business seminar is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, at the New Vision Ministries Centre, Marsh Harbour, Abaco. This year’s theme is ***“Understand the Present; Plan for the Future”***.

The Hon. Earl Deveaux, Minister of the Environment, will be the Keynote Speaker. Other speakers include:

• Michael Albury, President, Abaco Chamber of Commerce

• Livingstone Marshall, Marine & Environmental Consultant

• Frank Comito, Executive V.P., Bahamas Hotel Association

• Owen Bethel, President & CEO, Montaque Group

• Romauld Ferreira, Environmental Consultant & Lawyer

• Frederick Gottlieb, Chairman, BEC

• Henry Romer, V.P., BTC, Grand Bahama

• Robert Deal, Asst. G.M., Water & Sewerage Corporation-Family Island & Marine Operations

Host of Abaco Business Outlook and President of The Counsellors Ltd, Joan Albury, says Abaco plays an integral role in the economic development of The Bahamas, and she is pleased with the success of the local Business Outlook Seminar, launched in 2003. The programme complements the Bahamas Business Outlook held in Nassau, and a similar programme sponsored in Grand Bahama. All three events are recognized for their frank evaluation and appraisal of current economic conditions.