BBF3 Conference breaks new ground
Issued:  June 3rd, 2009

The 3rd Biennial International Conference on Business, Banking & Finance (BBF3) was held from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th May, 2009, and was hosted by The University of the West Indies (UWI) Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance (CCMF), the Department of Management Studies and the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). This major financial conference featured presentations from Mr. Patrick Manning, former Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago; Senator Mariano Browne, Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister; Ms. Angella Persad, President of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce; Mr. Larry Howai, CEO First Citizens Bank; Ram Ramesh, Managing Director, CMMB; Ms. Catherine Kumar, Managing Director, RBTT; Mr. Ron Allenby, Assistant Director Treasury Auctions and Settlement Systems, Bank of Canada; and Dr. Kenny Anthony, Former Prime Minister of St. Lucia.

BBF3 is widely regarded as a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical business, banking and financial issues facing emerging economies in the context of a global financial and economic meltdown of unprecedented proportions.

Sponsoring BBF 3

(Left to right) Dr Errol Simms, Head of the Department of Management Studies; Anthony Birchwood, Research Fellow, Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance (CCMF); Professor Clement Sankat, UWI Pro Vice Chancellor and St Augustine Campus Principal; Rae Smith, CMMB; Dexter Charles, Group Corporate Communications Manager, First Citizens Bank; and Tracy Polius, Research Fellow, CCMF at the BBF3 Conference Gold Sponsorship cheque handover ceremony. This event took place at the Office of the Campus Principal, UWI St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday 12th May, 2009.

(Left to right) Mr.Kenny Anthony, Ms. Marion Williams, Mr. Steven Phillips, David Dulal-Whiteway chat at the BBF 3 Conference. The financial conference was held at the UWI Learning Resource Centre from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th May, 2009.

Taking a breather

Former Prime Minister, Patrick Manning shares a laugh with Professor Patrick Watson, Director Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies (SALISIES) (left) and popular economist Ram Ramesh (centre). The trio were in attendance at the BBF3 conference held at UWI from the 27th to 29th May, 2009.