SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

The 2019 Agenda below is being finalized and will change as speakers and panelists are confirmed.

TIME TOPIC  
9:00AM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS Ivan Hooper
Co-Chairman, AIBT
9:05AM SESSION 1:
Opening Keynote:
Substance, Transparency and Opportunity

  • What are the tax regimes of comparable IFCs like?
  • Should we consider a territorial tax?
  • Arguments For and Against Implementing A Corporate Tax
  • How do we move this discussion along?
  • Corporate Tax: Yes or No?
SPEAKER:
Rowena Bethel
Financial Services Consultant
9:35AM SESSION 2:
Meeting the Challenge (Part 1): “Perception Is Not Reality” – Countering the International Attack
SPEAKER(S):
Diego Zuluaga
Policy Analyst, Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives
10:15PM COFFEE BREAK
10:30AM SESSION 3:
Meeting the Challenge (Part 2): Strategies to Combat Financial Crime
SPEAKER(S):
Hon. Carl W. Bethel, QC
Attorney General of The Bahamas
11:00AM SESSION 4:
Panel Discussion:
Regulatory / Enforcement Update
PANELIST(S) From:
Christina Rolle
Executive Director, Securities Commission of The Bahamas

Charles Littrell
Inspector of Banks & Trust Companies, Central Bank of The Bahamas Bank

Garvin Gaskin
Director of Public Prosecutions

Moderator:
Tanya McCartney, Executive Director & CEO, BFSB

12:05PM SESSION 5:
From the Outside Looking In: Fighting Financial Crime
SPEAKER:
Calvin Wilson
Former Executive Director of the CFATF

Moderator:
Shira Newbold, AIBT Director

12:45PM LUNCH PRESENTATION:
Policy Priorities for the Sector
SPEAKER:
Hon. Elsworth Johnson, MP
Minister of Financial Services, Trade & Industry, and Immigration
2:00PM SESSION 6:
Innovation: A Key Driver of Competitiveness
SPEAKER:
Harumi Urata-Thompson, CFA PMP
Founder and CEO of HUT Consulting and Celestialdata

Moderator:
Antoinette Russell, Chairman, BFSB

2:45PM SESSION 7:
Strategies for Growth: Supply of Services
SPEAKER:
Michael Paton
Partner, LenoxPaton
3:15PM COFFEE BREAK
3:25PM SESSION 8:
Looking Ahead, Focused on the Future
SPEAKER:
Hon. K. Peter Turnquest
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance

Moderator:
Bruno Roberts, Co-Chairman, AIBT

4:30PM CLOSING REMARKS & VOTE OF THANKS Bruno Roberts
Co-Chairman, AIBT