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Construction conference to explore key issues

Panellist: Will Irvine, executive director of the Construction Association of Bermuda (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A half-day construction and trade industry conference set for Thursday is designed to provide employers with the answers they need on a range of topical issues.The event, “2020 Vision: Straight Up. No Chaser” will include sessions on recruitment and immigration policy trends, the economy, changes to the Employment Act and workers compensation requirements, changes to the Pensions Act, as well as issues surrounding the new health plan proposed by Government.The conference kicks off at 11am with a presentation on recruitment and immigration trends by The Catalyst Group Ltd.At noon, the session “Bermuda 2020: What’s next?” features panellists Craig Simmons, senior economics professor, Bermuda College; Penny MacIntyre, partner, Rego Sotheby’s International Realty; Will Irvine, executive director, Construction Association of Bermuda; Robert Stubbs, economist, Seed Bermuda; Audley Campbell, Limestone Construction Ltd; and Phil Barnett, president, Island Restaurant Group.Peter Sousa, director of the Bermuda Pension Commission, will speak at 2pm on changes to the National Pension Act 1998 and what it means for non-Bermudian workers.The day will wrap up with a presentation at 3pm entitled “Bermuda National Health Plan: Unified v Universal?”, followed by networking cocktails. The conference will be held at the Vasco da Gama club on Reid Street, Hamilton.• Tickets are $100, which includes lunch, and are available at www.catalystbermuda.com. Part proceeds will go in aid of the Lady Cubitt Compassionate Association, organisers say