KPMG co-sponsors Caribbean Infrastructure Forum
Professional services firm KPMG is a co-title sponsor of the fifth Caribbean Infrastructure Forum, which takes place in a virtual format tomorrow and Thursday.
Co-title sponsor is CIBC First Caribbean and co-hosts are IJGlobal, the infrastructure division of Euromoney Group, and New Energy Events.
The company said the forum will discuss progressive strategies for soft and hard infrastructure, government and healthcare in the Caribbean region.
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new urgency around the need to finance and build economy-boosting, resilient infrastructure which can weather the storm, KPMG said.
The CARIF 2021 agenda will feature public and private sector leaders exploring the need, and the opportunity to build a greener future.
Lori Rockhead, director, sector lead of infrastructure, government & healthcare at KPMG in Bermuda, said: “We are very happy to join IJGlobal, New Energy Events and fellow title sponsor CIBC First Caribbean to host this first event which is being hosted virtually for the first time.
“CARIF will serve as an opportunity to discuss key topics such as greener and fairer approaches to delivering infrastructure, the use of infrastructure to create economic stimulus and medium term sustainability, and the impact of Covid-19 on health infrastructure and viability of digital health.
“CARIF will definitely be an eye opening and informative virtual event where key stakeholders of island jurisdictions can gain deep insight into solutions and opportunities being progressed by other regionally and internationally.
“I am especially pleased that Walter Roban, Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs will be speaking on island resiliency and Mr Kirk Outerbridge, chief engineer, Ministry of Public Works will be sharing his expertise on the waste management panel.”
Among the government decision makers and managers, the incoming head of healthcare at KPMG, Dr Edward Fitzgerald along with Bill Shields, CFO of the Bermuda Hospitals Board, will be taking part in the “Healthcare crisis and renewal: How can we build back better” two-part session, the company said.
Part one will discuss healthcare’s Covid response, and part two’s topic will be on improving post-pandemic healthcare.
Steve Beatty, KPMG’s global chairman of infrastructure, will participate on the opening panel discussion on how infrastructure development can be used to stimulate economic recovery.
With companies taking a deeper look at ESG and governments looking for opportunities to increase innovation and create operational efficiencies, now more than ever, KPMG said the Caribbean region infrastructure market needs a meeting place to discuss innovative ideas, economic recovery and sustainable financing.
Register for CARIF 2021 at: https://newenergyevents.com/carif/