Photos & Interviews: Bermuda Miami Forum

November 8, 2018

Bermuda’s Premier David Burt joined leaders of Bermuda’s global business sector in Miami last month to highlight the scope and opportunities of the island’s financial market during a cross-industry forum organised by the Bermuda Business Development Agency [BDA].

A spokesperson said, “More than 50 industry, regulatory and government representatives took part in a full day of discussion and thought-leadership showcasing the expertise across myriad sectors in Bermuda. The event also featured a chat between Premier Burt and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and a keynote by Bacardi’s Douglas Mello.”


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Bermuda Premier David Burt

“Bermuda Premier David Burt describes the value of the island’s business development relationships in Miami, a key gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean.”

BDA Director Shelby Weldon

“BDA Director Shelby Weldon says Bermuda’s special relationship with Florida means the state is a key trading partner for the island, and one where it makes sense to raise awareness of the island’s full suite of financial services.”

BDA Interim CEO Sean Moran

“BDA Interim CEO Sean Moran says the agency’s cross-sector forum demonstrates the breadth and collaboration of the Bermuda market.”

BTA Strategy & Corporate Comms Director Glenn Jones

“Bacardi International Managing Director Douglas Mello details the spirits giant’s strong bonds linking Bermuda and Miami.”

Bacardi Intl Managing Director Douglas Mello

“Bacardi International Managing Director Douglas Mello details the spirits giant’s strong bonds linking Bermuda and Miami.”

Chair-Elect ABIR Albert Benchimol

“Chair-Elect ABIR Albert Benchimol says the forum capitalises on the many opportunities linking Bermuda reinsurers with Florida customers.”

Ron Braun of The Nature Conservancy

“Ron Braun, Manager, Climate & Coastal Resiliency Program of The Nature Conservancy points to the important business can play in mitigating climate and ocean risk.”

Uulala CEO Oscar Garcia

“Uulala CEO Oscar Garcia talks about what it means to be the first company to pass Bermuda’s regulatory requirements for digital assets business.”

Arch Capital Group Chair Dinos Iordanou

“Arch Capital Group Chair Dinos Iordanou thinks Bermuda and Florida are perfect partners to tackle property catastrophe risks together.”

Resiliency Florida Executive Director Kristin Jacobs

“Kristin Jacobs, Executive Director, Resiliency Florida & Member, Florida House of Representatives says education and public awareness about Bermuda’s critical reinsurance market is vital, and Florida and Bermuda must work together on resiliency issues to benefit both stakeholder.”

Marsh SVP Michael Parrish

“Marsh Management Services Bermuda SVP & Business Development Lead Michael Parrish feels BDA forums in major cities successfully showcase the whole Bermuda market, and the Miami event’s audience proved engaged and curious about the island’s many different offerings.”

Hotelco Bermuda Holdings/St. Regis GM Laura Purroy

“Hotelco Bermuda Holdings/St. Regis General Manager Laura Purroy believes Miami is a natural choice as a platform from which Bermuda can reach out to Latin American investors like her family.”

Butterfield SVP, Head of Private Banking Nir Sadeh

“Butterfield Bank SVP, Head of Private Banking Nir Sadeh says the BDA Miami Forum provided valuable outreach for Bermuda to promote its wealth-management offerings to potential LatAm and Caribbean clients.”

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