Come February 2013, hundreds of business executives, investment authority delegates as well as regional government leaders, will converge on Grand Bahama Island for the Bahamas International Investment and Business Forum (BIIF). The event, a collaborative effort between The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA), the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA) and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), will serve in meeting numerous objectives that are priorities for both The Bahamas Government and GBPA.
The forum, slated for February 20th -21st, 2013 at the Grand Lucayan Resort, is intended to focus on attracting new foreign direct investment to the country, while simultaneously revitalizing the country’s legacy as a premier investment platform and business friendly destination.
Earlier in the week, executives from the BIA, GBPA and CBC, met with industry leaders on Grand Bahama for planning sessions and a corporate luncheon, culminating with a press conference announcing the major investment and business forum this past Tuesday. The Minister for Grand Bahama, the Honourable Dr. Michael Darville, and Minister of State for Investment, the Honourable Khaalis Rolle, brought official remarks on behalf of the government.
GPBA Chairman, Mr. Ian Fair shared his enthusiasm as he encouraged corporate support for this major initiative. “Each sector of our country’s economic landscape can be enhanced and expanded to facilitate new investment ideas, products and/or services that complement existing synergies now operating. The question is, who are these international players, and more importantly how do we reach out to attract them to the BIIF event." Fair stated as he addressed stakeholders of business community during the luncheon.