Premier Paula Cox was recently named the Honourary Chair of the World Chamber of Commerce [WCC] after attending the international organisation’s economic and environmental summit.
The Premier, made the announcement during her Keynote Address at the Real Estate Division of the Chamber of Commerce’s AGM, which took place Monday, November 19.
The World Chamber of Commerce’s International Economic and Environmental Summit was held in Atlanta, Georgia late last week and the Premier told local real estate professionals gathered for their AGM, that she used the occasion as a prime opportunity to showcase Bermuda’s business prowess to this important trade demographic.
Premier Cox said, “Last week I was appointed the Honorary Chairman of the World Chamber of Commerce at the WCC Economic and Environmental Summit. So we are family now given my role.
“We have even more of an identity of interest. Although it was a personal trip, Bermuda benefitted as it was yet another opportunity to showcase Bermuda and the tangible business opportunities in Bermuda.
“I believe they [the WCC] saw Bermuda as a vacationer’s paradise but had not actually factored in that we were a centre of commerce, whether for energy, capital investment or infrastructure development.”
In addition to being named the Honourary Chair, the Premier was presented with the WCC’s “International Hero Award” for “her leadership in formulating financial policies of global significance in the face of the current economic challenges.”
At the event, the WCC referenced the Premier’s role as Vice Chair of the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation’s [OECD] Global Forum, and Bermuda’s focused efforts on transparency and exchange of information in financial transactions.