Bermuda Executive Forum starts tomorrow in New York

A limited number of places are still available for the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) The New York Executive Forum will be held tomorrow at One Liberty Plaza.

BDA activities in Convene, located in the heart of the downtown financial district, will kick off with a premier breakout session titled “Resilience to Natural Disasters and Climate” from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Moderator will be Stephen Weinstein, Chairman, BDA and panelists include: Benoit Allehaut, Managing Director, KKR Infrastructure (Energy Transition); Abhisheik Dhawan, Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist/Climate Change Manager, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); Peter Giacone, Senior Managing Director, KBRA; and Arianne West, Co-Founder, COO and Head of Structured Finance, Re2 Capital.

David Hart, CEO of BDA, said: “”This panel will bring together leading experts from the global investment community to discuss issues such as climate-related megatrends, strategies for promoting the blue economy, investments in clean technology and the role Bermuda can play as a financial services capital of the world and a climate-affected island community. Due to the anticipated importance of what will be discussed, we have been able to make available a limited number of additional seats on a first come, first served basis. To encourage greater dialogue, Chatham House rules will apply.”

Click here to register for the morning session on climate and natural disasters.

Additionally, very limited spots are available for two back-to-back technology sessions covering the entire lifecycle of a new Bermuda digital asset venture from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Click here to register for the morning technical sessions.

The proceedings of the forum continued into the afternoon, beginning with a fireside chat between Bermuda’s Minister of Economy and Labour, Hon. Jason Hayward, Justice of the Peace, MP, and David Hart.

The first thought leadership panel of the afternoon is titled “Why Bermuda? Cross-industry Solutions” and will be moderated by Suzanne Williams-Charles, Director of Policy and Regulation, Corporate Secretary and Data Privacy Officer at the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Bermuda (ABIR). Panelists include Patrick Tannock, President of the Bermuda Association of International Companies (ABIC); Elizabeth Denman, Vice President, Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA); Stafford Lowe, Director, Next Bermuda; Amy Ponnampalam, Member, Bermuda International Long-Term Insurers and Reinsurers (BILTIR), and Michael Neff, President, Bermuda Bankers Association.

The second panel of the afternoon will focus on innovation in Bermuda and will be moderated by Lauren Berry, Managing Editor, Deputy NYC Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News. Panelists include Stephen Weinstein; Fiona Beck, BDA Board Member; Brian Dusek, Head of Americas, Cyber, Mosaic; James Robinson, Co-Founder and CTA, Cactus and Joe Ziolkowski, CEO and Co-Founder, Relm.

After hearing from keynote speakers and thought leadership panels, attendees will build new relationships over exclusive cocktails courtesy of Goslings Rum at our c-suite networking reception in Bermuda.

Click here to confirm your attendance. One lucky entrant will win a weekend getaway for two to Bermuda, staying at the five-star luxury resort, The Loren at Pink Beach.

The BDA is grateful for the generous support of Bittrex Global, which allows us to organize such an important event in New York.


The BDA encourages direct investment and helps businesses start, relocate or expand their operations in our premier jurisdiction. As an independent public-private partnership, we connect you with industry professionals, regulatory officials and key contacts within the Bermuda government to help you make domicile decisions. Our objective? To make doing business in Bermuda smooth and profitable.

Melvin B. Baillie