RICS & IPTI con­cludes Global Con­fer­ence in Saint Lu­cia

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Royal In­sti­tute of Char­tered Sur­vey­ors and the In­ter­na­tional Prop­erty Tax In­sti­tute re­cently con­cluded their Global Con­fer­ence held in Saint Lu­cia at the Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel. The con­fer­ence was dubbed ‘Re­cent De­vel­op­ments and Ex­pe­ri­ences Shar­ing in Val­u­a­tion and Con­struc­tion in the Caribbean Pub­lic and Pri­vate Sec­tor Per­spec­tives.’

The in­for­ma­tive three­day con­fer­ence drew scores of par­tic­i­pants from around the world to en­gage in lively dis­cus­sions as each ex­pressed their re­spec­tive ex­pe­ri­ences from both the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tors. Par­tic­i­pants were drawn from the OECS and the Amer­i­cas and in­cluded renowned ex­perts and pre­sen­ters from Europe and Eng­land, as well as Africa and the Caribbean.

Ad­dress­ing the con­fer­ence was Se­na­tor Jimmy Henry, Min­ster for Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries, Phys­i­cal Plan­ning, Nat­u­ral Re­sources and Co­op­er­a­tives. Also ad­dress­ing the del­e­gates were rep­re­sen­ta­tives from RICS Amer­i­cas, IPTI as well as Mr Cel­sus Bap­tiste, co­or­di­na­tor, pre­sen­ter, and a mem­ber of In­sti­tute of Sur­vey­ors St. Lu­cia Inc.

The con­fer­ence fo­cused on trends and pro­ce­dures in val­u­a­tion, as­sess­ments, prop­erty tax, project man­age­ment, ar­bi­tra­tion and ex­pert wit­ness­ing, to name a few. There were other top­ics cov­ered which saw par­tic­i­pants from other OECS is­lands pre­sent­ing on de­vel­op­ment strate­gies as to re­lates to land in­vest­ment and prop­erty man­age­ment.

In ad­di­tion, the event al­lowed var­i­ous com­pa­nies to show­case their prod­ucts and ser­vices. mong them was Har­ris paints and Massy United In­sur­ance, both of whom were spon­sors of the event.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­ni­za­tions, over­all the con­fer­ence was a huge suc­cess as many is­sues were high­lighted and dealt with. Par­tic­i­pants ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion with the over­all run­ning of the con­fer­ence and also stated the goals and ob­jec­tives were at­tained through­out the two-day event.

Se­na­tor Jimmy Henry, Min­is­ter in the Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture en­gaged par­tic­i­pants dur­ing his open­ing ad­dress at the RICS & IPTI Global Con­fer­ence.

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