The Cabinet Office is advising that the Premier, Michael H. Dunkley, will be in New York this week to participate in a special live media event at Bloomberg headquarters.
The invitation only event, which is being held on Wednesday, May 17, is being co-hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA). It brings together senior US business leaders for in-depth panel discussions on issues important to the Bermuda market. Former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg will open the three-hour event and introduce the Premier.
Titled, The Future of International Business Deals: How to Position for Long-Term Growth, the event will feature Premier Dunkley being interviewed by Bloomberg co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Matt Winkler. The interview segment will be held before an audience of 100 senior investors, including asset managers, hedge fund, private equity and institutional investors.
The Premier will use the opportunity to talk about Bermuda’s leading role in the global financial services market, as well as highlight emerging external issues which could potentially affect Bermuda, such as Brexit and US tax reform. The Minister of Finance, E.T. (Bob) Richards and the Minister of Economic Development, Dr. the Hon. Grant Gibbons will join the Premier at the Bloomberg event.
Also of note, while in New York the Premier will meet with Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO of Partnership for New York. The Premier will discuss opportunities to strengthen the relationship between Bermuda and the organization.
And on the May 18th return to Bermuda, Premier Dunkley will participate in the inaugural festivities at New York’s JFK airport for JetBlue’s direct service to Bermuda. The Premier will be joined by Rob Land, JetBlue Sr. VP of Government Affairs and Kevin Dallas, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO to highlight the new service.