Focus on Banking Opportunities & Threats at CEO Forum

Saint Lucia, Monday June 7th, 2018 : Industry leaders, CEO’s, directors, compliance professionals, key decision-makers, and representatives of regional and international bodies were in attendance this past weekend as the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. staged its Fourth Annual CEO and Director Forum, 7-8 June at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. Dozens of attendees from the Caribbean and North America discussed opportunities and threats in the regional financial services sector.

Speakers at the weekend’s gathering represented some of the foremost organisations in the Caribbean and beyond, inter alia, Deloitte, the Caribbean Governance Training Institute (CGTI), the Florida International Bankers Association, Hitachi Security, Promontory Financial Group (an IBM Company), JMMB, Republic Financial Holdings Limited, Royal Bank of Canada, the Jamaica International Arbitration Center Ltd., Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, Bitt Inc., Global Integrated FinTech Solutions, IBIS Management, and Jamaica National Bank.

Among the topics mooted over the course of two days were CAB: Moving The Needle On Value – Year In Review; Banking Cannabis – U.S.A., Canada, & Caribbean Perspectives; Creating An Agile Technological Infrastructure; The 4th Industrial Revolution – Innovating For Customer Centricity; and Virtual Currency & Cyber Security – Striking A balance Between Boundaries & Security.

The two-day session opened with a keynote address by Dr. Christopher Bart, Chairperson of CGTI. Among the new features of the Forum was the first-ever Training Day, facilitated by Deloitte. Executives learned more about global trends and best practices in governance, from one of the world’s most respected names in the field. The Forum also included the inaugural CAB Talks, modeled on the TED Talks formula, where participants heard from some of the most outstanding names in the regional financial services sector.

The CEO and Director Forum is one of the highlights of the CAB programme of activities. In October 2019, the Association will host its 46th conference and annual general meeting, the industry’s premier gathering, on the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten.

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About the CAB:
Established in 1974, the CAB is a community of banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean Region, which proactively influences issues impacting the financial services sector through advocacy, education and networking. The CAB represents fifty-six (56) banks and financial institutions in the Caribbean with an asset base in excess of US$41 billion as at Dec 31, 2018, in addition to sixteen (16) Service members comprising regional and international technological and professional institutions and three (3) Honorary Members, and six (6) Associate Members, spanning 20 territories.

For more information contact:
Ms. Wendy DelmarChief Executive Officer 

Email: cab@candw.lc

Tel (758) 452‐2877

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The Caribbean Association of Banks, Inc. is the representative body and recognized voice for banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean. We seek to influence policies and legislation which impact the sector by advocating on our members’ behalf and participating in the global network of similar institutions.

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