LOOKING BEYOND THE PANDEMIC

Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th, 2021

CAB’s 48th Annual Conference & General Meeting will be held from October 26 – 30 2021. We are pleased to offer our first ever Virtual conference to meet your needs.

We are confident that our comprehensive virtual programme will deliver the knowledge-rich conference experience that has supported learning and development in our industry for over 15 years. A digital platform offers many exciting possibilities, and we hope you will join us as we rise to the challenges and opportunities of a new decade.

Join the three-day event which includes a mix of keynote presentations, panel debates, and best practice case studies.

OPENING CEREMONY

Session Start Session End Duration Description
6:55 p.m. Call to Order – Master of Ceremonies
7:00 p.m. 7:10 p.m. 10 Welcome Remarks 
Mr. Dalton Lee, Chairperson, Caribbean Association of Banks Inc.
7:10 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 20 Welcome Flag Ceremony
Saint Lucia Cadet Corps
7:30 p.m. 7:45 p.m. 15 Feature Address
Hon. Camillo Michael Gonsalves, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Minister of Finance, Economic Planning, and Information Technology
7:45 p.m. 7:50 p.m. 5 Introduction of New CAB Board of Directors
7:50 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 10 Cultural Presentation / Welcome to Saint Lucia
Royal Saint Lucia Police Band
8:00 p.m. 8:10 p.m. 10 Welcome of New Members / Signing of MOU’s
8:10 p.m. 8:15 p.m. 5 Vote of Thanks

AGENDA - DAY 1

STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME

Session Start Session End Duration Description
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. 8:35 a.m. 5 Welcome Remarks 
Mr. Dalton Lee, Chairperson, Caribbean Association of Banks Inc.
8:35 a.m. 9:20 a.m. 45 Keynote: The COVID Crisis – Weathering the Pandemic
Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
9:20 a.m. 9:35 a.m. 15 Diamond Presentation – Raymond James
9:35 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 55 Towards Transformative Customer Experience
Mr. Enrique O’Reilly, Regional Director, Temenos
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 15 Diamond Presentation – Howden
10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 60 Agile Banking For Beyond
Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi, Chief Executive Officer, Belize Bank; Mr. Septimus “Bob” Blake, Chief Executive Officer, NCB Jamaica; Mr. Nigel Baptiste, Chief Executive Officer, Republic Financial Holdings Limited
11:45 a.m. 11:55 a.m. 10 Platinum Presentation – Hitachi Security Systems
11:55 a..m. 12:55 p.m. 60 Banking at its CORE: Experience. Inclusion. Adoption. Efficiency
Dmitri Dawkins, Commercial Director – Phoenix International | MC Systems
12:55 p.m. 1:55 p.m 60 Regulating For Transformational Banking
Gov. Timothy N.J. Antoine, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB); Gov. John Rolle, Central Bank of the Bahamas; Mrs. Cheryl Greenidge, Director of Bank Supervision, Central Bank of Barbados; Mr. Prakash Mungra, Executive Director, Centrale Bank Van Aruba
1:55 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 10 Platinum Presentation – TBD
2:05 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 55 Cyber Security – A Step Ahead
Mr. David Green, Hitachi Security Systems
3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. 15 CLOSING REMARKS

AGENDA - DAY 2

THRIVING THROUGH THE UNKNOWN

Session Start Session End Duration Description
8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 60 The Consortium: A Case For Collaboration
Mr. Johnathan Johannes, 1st National Bank (St. Lucia); Mr. Dalton Lee, Bank Of Montserrat; Ms. Joanna Charles, ACB Caribbean; Mr. L. Everette Martin, Bank Of Nevis; Mrs. Annette Severin-Lestrade, National Bank Of Dominica
9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 15 Diamond Presentation
9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 45 Strategic Implementation For Long-Term Value
Ms. Gina Matthew, Executive Director, EY
10:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 10 Platinum Presentation – Finacle
10:40 a.m. 11:40 p.m. 60 Intra-regional Payments: A Case for Deepened Regional Integration
Sra. Fabiola Herrera, Deputy Manager Systems and Innovation, Banco Central de la República Dominicana; Mr. Francis Fontenelle, Senior Banking Specialist, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
11:40 a.m. 12:40 p.m. 60 LUNCH – Performance: Mr. Paul Keens-Douglas
12:40 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 40 The Regional Response to COVID-19: What Lies Ahead
Ms. Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA); Dr. Joy St. John, Executive Director, The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA)
1:20 p.m. 1:35 p.m. 15 Diamond Presentation – TBD
1:35 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 45 A Green Inflection Point
Ms. Maria Eugenia Sosa Taborda, Latin America and Caribbean Coordinator, UNEP FI; Mr. Ray T. Klien, Head of Investment Banking, Republic Bank
2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 10 Platinum Presentation – TBD
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 30 Keynote Closing: Leading Through Uncharted Waters
Ms. Tanya McCartney, CEO & Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

SPONSORS

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SPEAKER PROFILES

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley

The Honourable Mia Mottley is the 8th Prime Minister of Barbados. She became the first woman to occupy the high office, following General Elections on May 24th 2018, in which she led the Barbados Labour Party to an emphatic victory, winning all 30 seats in the House of Assembly by the largest margin ever seen in the electoral history of the country.

An Attorney-at-Law and Queen’s Counsel, Prime Minister Mottley has been active in the political life of Barbados for almost three decades. First elected in 1994 she is presently serving her sixth term as Member of Parliament for the constituency of St. Michael North East.

Between 1994 and 2008 Miss Mottley served in the Cabinet of three successive Administrations, first as Minister of Education and Culture; then as Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs; and then as Minister of Economic Affairs. In 2003 she was appointed Deputy Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Mottley currently also holds the portfolios of Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment.

Since becoming Prime Minister, Miss Mottley has served as the Chair of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) between January 1st and June 30th, 2020. Notwithstanding that, Miss Mottley, as Prime Minister of Barbados, serves as the Lead Head of Government within CARICOM, bearing responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

Prime Minister Mottley also serves as Co-Chair of the Americas Cruise Tourism Task Force for the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America markets.

John A. Rolle, Governor, Central Bank of the Bahamas

Mr. Rolle was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas in January 2016.

Prior to this, he served as the Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, where he spearheaded the implementation of the Government’s fiscal reform initiatives.

Mr. Rolle also served on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean Constituency. In this role he was a principal advisor on economic policy matters, supporting advocacy on behalf of Caribbean countries.

The Governor’s substantive career from 1990 to 2012 was also in central banking. He served in various capacities at the Bank, progressing up the ranks of the Research Department.

The Governor has also contributed as an Adjunct Lecturer, in Economics, at the American University (2008) in Washington DC and for many years as a Part-Time Lecturer in Economics and Statistics at the College of the Bahamas. He holds graduate degrees in Economics from the American University in Washington DC and Carleton University in Ottawa Canada; and is an undergraduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and The College of The Bahamas.

He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

The Governor has published scholarly articles in a number of professional journals, and continues to pursue research on monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies.

Elizabeth Riley, Executive Director, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA)

Ms. Riley has over 20 years experience in the area of disaster management at the regional and international levels in various capacities. At the operational level, she has played a leadership role in the coordination of regional responses to Hurricane Ivan (2004); the Haiti Earthquake (2010); Tropical Storm Erika (2015), Hurricanes Joaquin (2015), Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Maria (2017) and Dorian (2019). Her field experience includes the leadership of CDEMA deployment teams in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma (2017) and Dorian (2019). Ms. Riley is currently playing a leadership role in the coordination of the region’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She has written, presented and published technical papers in disaster management and environmental management whilst attached to CDEMA and, prior to that, during her tenure at the University of the West Indies and the Ministry of Physical Development and Environment in Barbados. At the international level, she has contributed to a range of technical advisory committees and is currently Vice-Chair of the ICG/Caribe Early Warning Systems Group of Experts on Coastal Hazards. She also sits on the Regional Advisory Group leading the implementation of the Regional Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean on Disaster Risk Management in the Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Sectors. Ms. Riley has also lectured in Disaster Management at the University of the West Indies, Mona and Cave Hill. She holds a M.A. (Econ) in Environment and Development from University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSc. (Hons) in Geography from the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica and a Masters Certificate in Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation and Information Systems from the University of Laval, Quebec.

Timothy N. J. Antoine, Governor, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB)

Mr. Timothy N. J. Antoine, a national of Grenada, assumed duties as the third Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) on 1 February 2016.

Mr. Antoine is an economist and development practitioner by training, experience and passion. He holds a BSc Degree in Economics with Management from the University of the West Indies and an MSc Degree in Social Policy and Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics.

Before assuming the office of Governor, Mr. Antoine had a 22-year distinguished career with the Government of Grenada. Much of that time (14 years), he served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.

He is the recipient of The Order of Grenada Gold Award for Excellence (2016). He has also been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by St. George’s University for services to Grenada and St. George’s University (2018).

Mr. Antoine has contributed to the development of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) and wider Caribbean by serving on several regional and international boards and committees including:

  • Chairman, ECCU Technical Core Committee on Insurance
  • Chairman, Governance Reform Committee, Board of Directors, Caribbean DevelopmentBank
  • Director, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
  • Director, Small Countries Financial Management Centre, Isle of Man
  • Director, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF SPC)
  • From November 2005 to November 2007, Mr. Antoine served as Advisor to the ExecutiveDirector for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean in the World Bank Group and was based in Washington D.C.

At present, he is the Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Home Mortgage Bank and the Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange.

Lyndon Guiseppi, Chief Executive Officer, Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited

Mr. Lyndon Guiseppi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited in July 2008 and currently chairs the boards of its two major subsidiaries: The Belize Bank Limited and Belize Bank International Limited.

Prior to joining CIHL, Mr. Guiseppi held executive management positions at several Caribbean financial institutions culminating in his assumption of the Managing Director position at RBTT Merchant Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, immediately prior to joining CIHL.

In addition to Mr. Guiseppi’s involvement in the Financial Services Sector spanning a period of 28 years, Mr. Guiseppi has held several significant board positions at various times representing the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association, British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce, Development Finance Limited and RGM Limited – one of the largest property development companies in the Eastern Caribbean.

Mr. Guiseppi is the author of several industry publications including, Project Financing in the Caribbean and Financing A Mining Project In An Emerging Market – both of which were published by the prestigious Project Finance Yearbook in 2000 and 2001, respectively.

Over the years, Mr. Guiseppi has consulted with several Caribbean multi-lateral organizations and also sat on several Cabinet Appointed Committees charged with the responsibility of reviewing the financial services sector in Trinidad and Tobago.

Mr. Guiseppi holds an M.Sc in Economics from the University of the West Indies.

Robert Moncrieff, Global International Tax and Transaction Services Leader / Regional Economic Substance Leader, EY

Robert Moncrieff is the Global Insurance International and Transactions Tax Services Leader for EY and the Economic Substance and BEPS Leader for the BBC region of The Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

Robert advises on cross-border structuring, debt financing, and investment transactions for multinational insurance companies and financial institutions. He also specializes in advising reinsurance businesses in Bermuda in respect of their US and European operations, including managing regulatory supervision aspects. Additionally, Robert oversees the provision of tax services in establishing and consolidating Shared Services and Global Delivery Centers for companies in the financial services sector. Robert has also been involved with custody matters and was one of the original team involved in the development of the firm’s Global Withholding Tax Reporter. Most recently, Robert has spearheaded the discussions with financial institutions and certain jurisdictions with respect to the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Initiative, including Country-by-Country Reporting and the impact on financial services businesses from the UK’s proposed departure from the European Union. He has also assisted clients and at the government level with matters relating to the impact of the EU and OECD initiatives on offshore tax neutral jurisdictions with significant financial services industries.

Robert has been with EY since 1989, working initially in the International Tax Services practice in the London office until 1994, when he joined the UK Tax Desk in New York. He has also established UK Tax Desks in Boston and Chicago and is a frequent on insurance tax matters and BEPS.

Robert holds an honours degree in law from the University of London and is a Certified Professional Accountant in Bermuda, a Chartered Accountant (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and a Certified Tax Advisor.

Tanya McCartney, CEO and Executive Director, Bahamas Financial Services Board

Tanya McCartney is a UK trained barrister and chartered banker who since 2016 has served as the CEO and Executive Director at the Bahamas Financial Services Board. Over the past two decades Tanya has distinguished herself as a hardworking professional with expertise in the law, regulatory and gaming compliance, risk management, banking and international financial services. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Reading (United Kingdom), A Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, U.K.), an MBA in Leadership from The College of the Bahamas as well as a Chartered Banker MBA from the University of Bangor in Wales (United Kingdom). Tanya is presently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration degree with a focus on Change Management with Edinburgh Napier University. She holds an International Compliance Association (ICA) special certificate in Money Laundering Risk in Betting and Gaming and is also a Certified Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.

Tanya plays a critical role in facilitating collaboration between the private sector and policy makers in The Bahamas with respect to all the global regulatory initiatives impacting the financial services sector. She serves as an advocate over 250-member financial services institutions that are members of The Bahamas Financial Board. Since 2016 Tanya has organized and lead contingents of Bahamian professionals to promote the Bahamas as an international financial centre in The United States, Canada, Europe and Latin America. The primary objective is to increase international awareness of the Bahamas value proposition as an international financial centre. She is playing a central role in rebranding the jurisdiction as an international business centre. Tanya is intimately involved in the development of a strategic plan for sustainability of the Bahamian financial services industry

Miss McCartney previously worked as Assistant General Counsel in the hospitality sector and served as Managing Director of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), RBC FINCO for six years commencing in 2008. She joined RBC in 2006 as Regional Manager for Compliance for the Bahamas and the Caribbean with responsibility for the Caribbean (Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean countries). Tanya started out in the legal profession in 1997 as Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General working in civil litigation representing government ministries, agencies and departments. She has also served in the criminal prosecution division. In 1999 Tanya moved into the private sector as legal counsel and compliance officer for a local private bank. Subsequently she has served in various senior positions with several international banking institutions in The Bahamas.

Tanya was appointed to the Senate of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in 2001 being one of the youngest persons ever appointed to the Upper House where she served for five years. She is a former President and founding member of the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers. She is also an adjunct professor in the School of Business at the College of the Bahamas. Tanya was awarded the Bahamas ICON Award for financial services in 2018. She recently authored the book “Strategies for Success: A Roadmap for the Compliance Professional in Financial Services”

David Green, VP Sales, Hitachi Systems Security, Inc.

David Green is an information technology, sales, and leadership executive with over 20 years of experience in the financial services and information technology sectors. A former Chief Information Officer at two major Caribbean banking institutions, he currently heads the Hitachi Systems Security, Inc.’s (Hitachi, Ltd.) sales team as Vice President of Sales. A sought-after and seasoned speaker at numerous high-profile events across the Caribbean and United States, David brings his passion and expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy with him to the virtual stage.

TRAINING

CORRESPONDENT BANKING AML CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

As part of the Conference, CAB is pleased to offer the Correspondent Banking AML Certificate Program presented by FIBA in partnership with Florida International University (FIU) and the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc.

The one-day online training will be held on Tuesday, October 26th. Registration is open now.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ONE-DAY BOOTCAMP

In conjunction with the Caribbean Governance Training Institute, CAB is also pleased to offer the Corporate Governance One-Day Bootcamp

The one-day online training will be held on Tuesday, October 26th. Registration is open now.