Caribbean Bankers conclude historic conference in Sint Maarten

The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) Inc. successfully concluded its historic 46th Conference and Annual General Meeting, 30 October-2 November in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

Over 200 banking and financial services professionals from the Caribbean, North America, South America, Europe, and Asia converged at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino, and Spa under the theme: “Shaping a New Era in Caribbean Banking.”

This was the first time the CAB Conference had included accreditation by an international organisation, the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA). In addition to offering credits for attending the Conference, FIBA collaborated with CAB to conduct training in anti-money laundering and correspondent banking. The one-day course was taken by 19 chief executive officers, chief financial officers, compliance heads, and senior executives.

The AGM began with a spirited discussion on the state of the industry in the Caribbean, including a timely conversation regarding mergers and acquisitions.

What followed were two days of high-level discourse, presentations by inspirational speakers and industry leaders in technology and finance, with a heavy emphasis on financial technology, data, innovation, and investment. With sub-themes including Redefining The Way We Do Business, and Innovating For Success, presenters included Mr. Walter Bond, Leadership Coach and former NBA Player; Ms. Karlyn Percil-Mercieca, CEO of SisterTalk Global; and Mr. Dave Carroll, singer-songwriter, and social media innovator.