3rd International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance

Event Date(s): 27/05/2009 - 29/05/2009

The Third Biennial International Conference on Business, Banking and Finance will be held from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th May, 2009. This conference is entitled “Financial Services in Emerging Economies: Surviving the Global Meltdown”. This event is 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.  Participation is open to scholars, policy makers, graduate students, professionals and all persons interested in the burning issues associated with this theme. 

The conference aims to:

- Critically explore and share the experiences of emerging economies with respect to the appropriate business model for firms in the financial services industry, corporate governance in financial institutions, financial stability and regulation, risk management, financial integration, business competitiveness, government finances and related issues, with a view to developing  strategies for surviving the unprecedented crisis facing the global economy;

- Identify strategies to be pursued at both the business and governmental levels to address economic vulnerabilities and promote international competitiveness of business firms in emerging markets;

- Identify new strategies for business and governments to regulate financial services;

- Enhance understanding and collaboration between academics and leaders of business and government so as to improve the quality of decision-making on developmental issues confronting emerging economies.


Presenters and Panelists include: 

Mr. David Dulal-Whiteway, Republic Bank Limited on the Financial Sector at the Leaders Forum 

Mr. Larry Howai, First Citizens Bank and Ms. Catherine  Kumar, RBTT on Revisiting the Financial Conglomerate Business Model 

Senator Mariano Browne and Mr. Ron Allenby, Bank of Canada on Best Practices for State Intervention in Financial Services Firms and Conglomerates 

The feature address at the Opening Ceremony on May 27, 2009 will be done by the Hon Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Manning


Conference Fees:

Conference delegates   USD 400              

Academics      USD 250              

Students      USD 50    


For further information and registration please contact: 

Ms. Jo Anne Lodge or

Ms. Ayanna Lewis

Conference Secretariat

C/o Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance

The University of the West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Tel:  868 645 1174 Ext 2549

Fax:  868 645 6017

Email: bbf3@sta.uwi.edu