BCCI to host green seminar

The Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry will be hosting a Green Business Seminar and Exhibition in association with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, on Wednesday, July 18 at the Hilton Barbados.

The seminar, being held under the theme, “Advancing Barbados As A Green Economy”, is aimed at helping Barbados to achieve its goal of becoming the leading sustainable green economy in the Caribbean. Finance officers, managers, CEOs of all business and green business owners have been invited to be a part of this important event, as small, medium large companies alike are constantly seeking more cost effective ways of doing business to maximise profit and minimise waste.

Additionally, opportunities for alternative energy in Barbados are increasing and becoming more affordable and the Chamber is using the seminar to bring all advances in renewable energy and energy efficiency to the fore and to highlight the viable options available, not only to businesses but for the wider population. The recent incentives for a greener Barbados announced by the Minister of Finance Christopher Sinckler will also be explored.

Presenters will include SOL, the Ministries of Energy & The Environment, the Barbados Renewable Energy Association, the Barbados Light & Power, Productive Business Solutions, UWI St. Augustine Lecturer in the Department of Physics, Dr. Indra Haraksingh, CEO of Caribbean LED Lighting Jim Reid, CEO of Solar Dynamics Limited, James Husbands, Green Business Barbados Coordinator with the Future Centre Trust, Lani Edghill and Immediate Past President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Andy Armstrong.

The seminar gets started at 9 a.m. and individuals and companies interested in registering can contact the chamber.

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