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Chamber to host online Budget Breakfast

In the hot seat: finance minister Curtis Dickinson will take part in an online forum with a business audience three days after he delivers the Budget (File photograph)

Curtis Dickinson will hear directly from businesspeople in an online forum three days after he delivers the Budget in the House of Assembly.

The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce is set to host its Annual Budget Breakfast, sponsored by PwC Bermuda, on Monday, March 1.

Joining Mr Dickinson, the finance minister, on a discussion panel, will be Nathan Kowalski, economist and vice-president of the Chamber, Suzanne Williams-Charles, director of policy and regulation, corporate secretary and data privacy officer at the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers. Arthur Wightman, PwC Bermuda leader, will moderate the discussion.

Kendaree Burgess, the Chamber’s chief executive officer, said: “We are happy to able to host our annual Budget Breakfast online this year, to be held the Monday morning immediately following the Friday 26 February Budget Statement.

“The Chamber welcomes the opportunity to present a forum for the Bermuda business community to discuss this year’s Budget Statement, particularly given the impact of Covid-19 on businesses across the island.”

Mr Wightman said: “PwC is pleased to once again sponsor the annual Budget Breakfast forum. On March 11, it will be one year since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. On this day, PwC will be launching its 24th annual global CEO survey, which will contain perspectives from chief executives on growth in the global economy and how they are reinventing their organisations to mitigate global disruptions and ensure sustainable growth.

“In Bermuda, the pandemic has profoundly changed our economic landscape, having a significant impact on many businesses as well as the country’s finances. We look forward to hearing from the Minister of Finance on how the Government is responding to the crisis to ensure that there is a clear and realistic pathway to enable social, economic and environmental prosperity over the long term.”

• Tickets for the Budget Breakfast are available at www.bermudachamber.bm. For further information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at info@bcc.bm

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Published February 18, 2021 at 1:27 pm (Updated February 18, 2021 at 1:34 pm)

Chamber to host online Budget Breakfast

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