Prac­ti­cal Ac­tions To Make It Eas­ier To Do Busi­ness

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The St. Lu­cia Cham­ber of Com­merce In­dus­try and Agri­cul­ture will host the first in its 2015 En­counter Se­ries: “Prac­ti­cal Ac­tions To Make It Eas­ier To Do Busi­ness”. This will take the form of pan­elist mak­ing provoca­tive pre­sen­ta­tions, of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives on the is­sue of how and what is be­ing done to make it eas­ier to do busi­ness in Saint Lu­cia. Each pre­sen­ta­tion will be a max­i­mum of 15 min­utes long.

The “En­counter” will con­clude with a “Next Steps Com­po­nent” where ac­tion rec­om­men­da­tions re­lated to the sub­ject at hand, will be in­vited from the floor and each pan­elist will be given an op­por­tu­nity to ad­vance three crit­i­cal rec­om­men­da­tions.

Notwith­stand­ing the many plat­i­tudes, in the last 3 years, Saint Lu­cia has im­ple­mented few re­forms which im­pacted pos­i­tively on its “Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness Rank­ing”. Dur­ing the last year, due pri­mar­ily to in­ac­tion, the is­land dropped from 64 to 100 in the World Bank Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness re­port. Dur­ing that same pe­riod the econ­omy has shrunk. While the World Bank Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness Met­rics are ex­tremely use­ful, the Cham­ber ar­gues, they are only rep­re­sen­ta­tive. “There are many un­mea­sured fac­tors af­fect­ing the con­duct of busi­ness of equal im­por­tance. We will dis­cuss what ac­tions key public agen­cies are tak­ing to make it eas­ier, faster and cheaper for their clients to op­er­ate,” ac­cord­ing to the Cham­ber.

Open­ing re­marks will be done by Emma Hip­polyte- Min­ster of Com­merce, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, In­vest­ment and Con­sumer Af­fairs. Pan­elists for this en­counter are, Andy Fenelon- Comptroller of Cus­toms and Ex­cise, Keigan Cox- Gen­eral Manager, St. Lu­cia Air and Sea­ports Author­ity, Aldrick Ge­orge- Cus­toms and Bro­ker­age Con­sul­tant. Mod­er­a­tor for the evening will be Ger­ard Ber­gasse- Im­me­di­ate Past Pres­i­dent, Cham­ber of Com­merce and Is­land Manager and Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Manager, Trop­i­cal Ship­ping.

Prac­ti­cal Ac­tions To Make It Eas­ier To Do Busi­ness will be held on Wed­nes­day 25th March 2015, from 6:30 p.m. at the Palmville Con­fer­ence Room, Coco Palm Re­sorts.

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