CIBC FirstCaribbean to host infrastructure development and financing conference

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CIBC FirstCaribbean to host infrastructure development and financing conference
(L-R) Cliff Inskip, Irene Markus, Hon. Philip Davis, Marie Rodland Allen and Peter Mastromarini.
(L-R) Cliff Inskip, Irene Markus, Hon. Philip Davis, Marie Rodland Allen and Peter Mastromarini.

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is hosting a regional conference designed to promote public and private sector cooperation in generating investment opportunities, and increasing the availability of capital for infrastructure development.

The conference, which brings together a specially-invited group of public and private sectors officials from across the Caribbean, is titled “Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure Development & Financing” and is scheduled for June 20-21, 2013 in Nassau, the Bahamas.

Rik Parkhill, chief executive officer of CIBC FirstCaribbean, noted that “within an environment of slow economic recovery worldwide, cooperation between the private sector, public sector and financial services community is becoming increasingly important, and as the premier financial services provider within the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, we recognize that we have a responsibility to play an active role in fostering these relationships.”

The focus of the upcoming conference will be “public/private partnerships and their application to Caribbean infrastructure needs, development and investment opportunities, along with infrastructure projects such as airports and seaports and social facilities related to health, education and housing”.

Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry G. Christie and a number of other distinguished Caribbean leaders and government and private sector officials, will address conference attendees, including investors, representatives of the banking, engineering, legal sectors and other specialists.

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