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The adage "there is a big difference between a business idea and a business opportunity" is the basis for the Business Insights session at the Bahamas Financial Services Board's (BFSB) 2011 International Business & Finance Summit (IBFS).
The session will allow participants to discuss ideas for business segments that the industry could pursue over the next 10 years. At the same time, it will provide the forum for a panel to highlight specific cross-sectoral business opportunities BFSB chief executive Wendy Warren said the case studies to be profiled show that successful business ventures are possible by adding value to existing products and services, and by identifying linkages with other sectors.
Panellists will include Tim Treharne of KPMG Global Infrastructure; Eleanor Phillips of the Nature Conservancy; Werner Gruner of Julius Baer Bank & Trust (Bahamas); and Ivan Hooper, of Winterbotham Trust Services. They will present on opportunities in infrastructure investment, environmental initiatives, South Africa and aircraft leasing.
IBFS will be held at Radisson At Our Lucaya, Freeport, on January 21-23. It has attracted participation from a wide cross-section of BFSB member firms, the Government and regulators, and international experts as presenters and guests.