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May 1st - 3rd 2006

Conference Aims and Objectives

This international conference is a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical business, banking and financial issues with a regional emphasis. It will serve to bring together leaders of the local and regional business communities, governmental policy makers and international scholars and researchers. The conference aims to:

  • Critically explore and share experiences on key emerging issues pertaining to financial stability, financial integration, business competitiveness and related developments, with lessons for the Caribbean.
  • Identify strategies to be pursued at both the business and governmental levels to promote international competitiveness of Caribbean business firms in the global economy.
  • Enhance understanding and collaboration between academics and business and governmental leaders so as to improve the quality of decision-making on developmental issues confronting the region.

Conference Sub-Themes

Scholarly submissions are invited on any of the following sub-themes. Submissions in a cognate area will also be considered. We also encourage papers and contributions from professionals engaged in the formulation and implementation of business and public policy.

  • Financial and Monetary Integration
  • Regulation of Caribbean Financial Markets
  • Risk Management Practices in the Financial Industry
  • Financial Innovations and Regional Development
    • Financial Innovations - Impact of trends in Financial / Currency Markets and Mutual Funds on the development and competitiveness of Business
    • Regional Financial Markets – Emerging issues
    • Payment Systems – Impact on Business
  • Insurance - Current issues and trends
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Role of Alternative Financing Mechanisms in Economic Development
    • Credit Unions, Savings and Loans Associations, Micro Finance Schemes, Venture Capital, etc.
  • Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance
    • Impact of factors such as BOD size and composition, Audit committees, compensation policies on performance and development
    • Financial Reporting and Accounting Standards in the Caribbean Region -Best Practice and Implications
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Competitiveness
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