Bermuda Executive Forum in NYC
Bermuda Business Development Agency’s New York City executive forum is today at One Liberty Plaza.
The Bermuda Executive Forum activities at Convene, in the heart of the city’s financial district, began with a blue-chip breakout session entitled ‘Climate and Natural Disaster Resiliency.
Moderator Stephen Weinstein, BDA chairman was being joined by panellists Benoit Allehaut, managing director, KKR Infrastructure (Energy Transition); Abhisheik Dhawan, sustainable finance & partnership specialist/corporate lead of climate change, United Nations Capital Developments Fund; Peter Giacone, senior managing director, KBRA; and Arianne West, co-founder, COO and head of structured finance, Re2 Capital.
David Hart, BDA CEO, said the panel includes leading experts from the global investment community discussing issue such as climate related megatrends, strategies to promote the blue economy, cleantech investment, and the role that Bermuda can play as both a global financial services capital and climate-impacted island community.
Technology sessions cover the entire life cycle of a new Bermudian digital asset business.
Jason Hayward, Minister of Economy and Labour and Mr Hart were featured in a fireside chat.
Another panel, “Why Bermuda? Cross-Sector Solutions”, involved Patrick Tannock of the Association of Bermuda International Companies, Suzanne Williams-Charles from the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers, Elizabeth Denman from the Alternative Investment Management Association, Stafford Lowe of Next Bermuda, Amy Ponnampalam of Bermuda International Long-Term Insurers and Reinsurers, and Michael Neff of the Bermuda Bankers Association.
A second afternoon panel on innovation in Bermuda featured Bloomberg News Managing Editor and deputy NYC bureau chief Lauren Berry, together with Stephen Weinstein and Fiona Beck from the BDA; Brian Dusek, head of Americas, cyber, Mosaic; James Robinson, co-founder and CTA, Cactus and Joe Ziolkowski, CEO and co-founder, Relm.