ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
Day 1 - Nov. 11
How to Effectively Manage Cyber Risk
Data breaches, ransomware attacks, privacy failures and other cybersecurity challenges are on everyone’s radar, yet some businesses still struggle with preparing for them effectively.
In 2020 and 2021 there have been ransomware attacks on several local and regional companies that crippled operations for weeks. This session touches on the purpose of good cyber security management
Using Your Personal Brand To Grow Your Business On Social Media
Brands often work tirelessly to leverage social media to boost online visibility and revenue. They want more clicks, more likes, and they want to create a positive user experience.
The nature of doing business is rapidly changing and businesses need to take a different approach to growing their brand through social media. Customers often trust information from people they know when making a purchase decision therefore building personal connections might be the most effective way to develop trust and confidence with your audience. With a renewed passion and purpose, the possibilities of your online brand can be limitless! This session will share practical ways ways you can use social media to make this happen.
The Future of Work
The future of work has arrived! The future of work is defined by two major trends that are changing workplaces, workforces, and the nature of work in the 2020s. The first trend is the growing adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics in the workplace. And the second is the changing physical distribution of the workforce and the rise in remote employees and gig workers. The future of work requires businesses to adopt new technologies and a new sense of purpose and passion.
Many elements of what was considered the future of work have been accelerated and have become today’s reality for many companies, as COVID-19 made it necessary to undergo rapid workplace restructuring. But changes in the working world were already well underway long before the pandemic was upon us.
How do we manage these changes? What are the opportunities available in the new workplace? How do we keep pace with workforce transformation? How do we keep employees passionate about the new way of doing business? These questions and more will be discussed in this session.
Day 2 - Nov. 12
Feature Address: Sustainable Development in Barbados and the Caribbean
Barbados recently hosted UNCTAD15 which was seen as an opportunity for the development community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with the new normal created by the global pandemic. But what is the purpose of the UN sustainable development goals and how do they impact on Barbados and the wider Caribbean? Why should our businesses be passionate about sustainability? What are the possibilities for sustainability in the Caribbean?
Supply Chain and Business in Barbados and the Caribbean
With the onset of the pandemic, the global supply chain had seen disruption like never before. Anyone going to the supermarket has seen not only an increase in overall prices, but often a scarcity of goods on the shelves. But this is not limited to the retail and distribution sector only, but throughout the economy. Are there any opportunities for business from this global crisis?
How To Kick Start Your Digital Transformation
The term digital transformation has been on the tip of the tongue for everyone for some time now. We hear it from our leaders in the public and private sectors, but it is so much more than a buzzword, it is driving a new purpose in future business models. When done correctly it drives productivity, improves the customer experience, strengthens security, and makes your business better in just about every way. So, what does it really take to kick start digital transformation? Don’t miss this session if you want to know!
Environmental, Social and Governance and Integrated Reporting
What is the purpose of ESG and Integrated Reporting? Gone are the days when an organization could simply record good deeds in a corporate social responsibility report or annual report. As environmental, social and governance issues continue to evolve as a top priority for investors, companies must determine what to disclose so that it outlines risks, but also highlights business possibilities. Today, ESG issues are prompting companies to integrate financial data with sustainability data to give investors a better picture of corporate risks and materiality, corporate strategy, and long-term value. So how can companies get ahead of this and have a greater impact on shareholder engagement? The answer lies in integrated reporting.