Updated: Apr 13, 2021 2:00 PM
Curtis Dickinson, Minister of Finance, will be a speaker at the Island Finance Forum on Thursday (Photo provided)
Three speakers from Bermuda will attend the Island Finance Forum 2021, an online event this week.
Among them, Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson.
The four-day forum features speakers from islands around the world. Topics covered include climate change, insurance and risk management, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, green energy financing, electric vehicles on islands, and access to finance and restructuring of the debt.
Participants include the Prime Ministers of Saint Lucia, Fiji, Antigua and Barbuda and the Republic of Vanuatu.
Mr. Dickinson will participate in a ministerial roundtable on the economy and sustainability of the world’s islands.
Other finance ministers taking part in the discussion are Rui Augusto Gomes, from Timor-Leste, and Osvaldo Tavares Vaz, from Sao Tome and Principe. The roundtable will also feature Gale Rigobert, Minister of Education, Innovation, Gender and Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia.
This panel is Thursday at 9 a.m.
Electric vehicles on the islands will be the focus of a panel that includes Roger Todd, director of the Bermuda Department of Public Transportation.
The panel, titled “Investing in Transportation Electrification: Building a Business Case for Electric Mobility”, will discuss how the business case is constructed for investments in electric mobility on the islands.
This panel, tomorrow at 11 a.m., includes representatives of development and commercial banks and private developers, as well as investors and public services. The panel also includes Stephen Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action for Prince Edward Island.
On Friday Stephen Weinstein, President of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, will participate in the panel titled “Impact Investing and ESG – An Opportunity to Fund Sustainable Island Development?” “
The panel will discuss the growth of the environment, social and governance [ESG] and how the islands can take advantage of the opportunities as investors seek to ensure that their money has a positive impact on the world.
This panel starts at 9 a.m.
The Island Finance Forum is presented by Island Innovation. The Royal Gazette is one of the media partners.
For more details on the free event and to register, visit https://islandinnovation.co/finance-forum-2021