February 12, 2019
Royal Fidelity Merchant Bank & Trust Limited announced that its 2019 Bahamas Economic Outlook Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 26th under the theme, “Dynamic New World: Braving the Turmoil”. The one day event will be held at the Baha Mar convention Centre and is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider.
“The global economy is effectively under attack”, says Michael Anderson, President of Royal Fidelity. “Political divisions and other tensions in the United States, triggered by the Trump administration’s preference for unilateral action and an increasingly nationalistic stance, have called into question the role the US will play in the world over the next several years. Similarly, the rise in nationalism across Europe, which has resulted in Brexit and is causing governments across Europe to have to implement reforms to remain elected will likely lead to further turmoil in the years to come.
Despite these issues, this new era also holds some unique opportunities. Medical technologies are advancing at an alarming rate. Today’s genetic revolution is such that DNA can be edited as easily as the words on a computer. Within this revolution, there lies potential cures to diseases, preservation of endangered species and even the solution for world hunger. The opportunities are endless but the risks are real. This year’s theme was derived from the book “Brave New World” written by Aldous Huxley in the 1930’s which forecast a number of the challenges we are encountering in this “dynamic new world” and challenges us to be brave enough to deal with them.”
The conference’s keynote speaker is economist and author, Noreena Hertz. Her best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, IOU: The Debt Threat and Eyes Wide Open, are published in 23 countries. She is also a regular commentator in publications like The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Noreena’s presentation “The Five Forces of Disruption and How to Navigate Them” will focus on the key geopolitical, economic, societal, demographic and technological forces that are transforming the world.
Biotechnology Futurist, Jamie Metzl, will explore the opportunities and risks associated with the healthcare industry under the topic “From Precision to Predictive: Genetic Revolution to Healthcare and Beyond”. Jamie will help to answer important questions like “how will genetic technology impact healthcare, the business community and the human race?”
Other speakers include Ian Goldin, Founding Director and Professor of Globalization and Development, University of Oxford, Andreas Ekstrom, Digital Revolution Journalist, and Mark Mathews, Professional Surfer, Red Bull Athlete and motivational speaker.
Conference registration is now open. Further details are available online at rfbeo.com.
BEO Synopsis – Pictured are Royal Fidelity President Michael Anderson with BEO sponsors. L to R: Prince Rahming, PWC; Michael Anderson, Royal Fidelity; Linda D’Aguilar, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien; ‘Dazzy the Demi,’ The Tribune; Delmaro Duncombe, ALIV; and Charles Johnson, JS Johnson. Sponsors not pictured are Royal Bank of Canada and REV.
Royal Fidelity President Michael Anderson with Bahamas Economic Outlook (BEO) February 26th conference sponsors. L to R: Linda D’Aguilar, Glinton Sweeting O’Brien; Charles Johnson, JS Johnson; Michael Anderson, Royal Fidelity; Prince Rahming, PWC; ‘Dazzy the Demi,’ The Tribune; Delmaro Duncombe, ALIV. Sponsors not pictured: Royal Bank of Canada and REV.
Royal Fidelity President Michael Anderson speaks among Bahamas Economic Outlook (BEO) February 26th conference sponsors at a press briefing. L to R: Charles Rahming, JS Johnson; Michael Anderson, Royal Fidelity; Prince Rahming, PWC. Sponsors not pictured: Glinton Sweeting O’Brien, The Tribune, ALIV, Royal Bank of Canada, and REV.
About Royal Fidelity BEO
The Royal Fidelity BEO is a one day conference that brings together a premier line up of leading thinkers to explore the local impact of global influences. Since 2015, RFBEO has explored how global business, technology, science, finance, politics and culture shape our Bahamian economy. Royal Fidelity BEO is the sister conference of the highly successful Royal Fidelity CEO, now in its sixteenth year in Grand Cayman.