Sir John Swan Speaks At Chamber AGM

November 22, 2023 | 2 Comments

In an address at the Annual General Meeting [AGM] of the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Division, Sir John Swan emphasized the need for change and progress and the need to reshape Bermuda’s economy.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Division is delighted to announce Sir John Swan was the distinguished guest speaker for its Annual General Meeting [AGM]. The event took place on November 17th, 2023, at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and was an insightful and thought-provoking gathering for all attendees.

“Sir John Swan, a prominent figure in Bermuda’s business and political landscape, shared his valuable insights and perspectives during his keynote address at the AGM. Recognized for his vision and commitment towards Bermuda’s future, he brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the stage.

“Sir John Swan delved into various topics, highlighting the need for change and progress within Bermuda. With strong conviction, he emphasized the importance of embracing the potential of technological advancements, particularly Artificial Intelligence [AI], and the profound impact it will have on various sectors, including real estate.”

“During his address, he underscored the urgency to reshape Bermuda’s economy, emphasizing that the existing structure hinders the growth and development of Bermudians.

“He voiced the importance of proactive industry initiatives, rather than solely relying on the government, to address challenges and create meaningful change within the real estate sector. ‘Bermuda has an upside-down economy that does not support Bermudians at all. Bermuda has made money from International Business, but it has come back to bites us because we did not have the infrastructure necessary to support locals.’

“Drawing attention to the limitations imposed on Bermudians by institutional constraints, Sir John Swan advocates for an empowered mindset. His rallying call encouraged attendees to move away from fear-driven decision-making and instead embrace a love for Bermuda, striving to shape a future that aligns with the needs and aspirations of Bermudians. “Don’t be governed by fear, be governed by your love for Bermuda.”

The spokesperson said, “Sir John Swan was asked for his thoughts on what Bermudians can do to navigate through the current challenging period in Bermuda. His response was straightforward and consisted of three key actions:

  • “Human Will, Action follows thought: Sir John Swan advises Bermudians to use their human willpower to take decisive actions. Willpower is the driving force behind action, and by focusing on positive action, Bermudians can make progress even in challenging times.
  • “Remove fear: According to Sir John Swan, fear is a significant hindrance to progress, and it is vital to remove it to move forward. Bermudians should avoid being held back by fear and instead focus on building resilience. All things are possible if we believe they are possible.
  • “See the future as a promise that you make to yourself: Sir John Swan emphasizes the importance of having a positive vision for the future and working towards it with determination.

“In conclusion, Sir John Swan’s advice to Bermudians during these challenging times was ‘Revolution and change come from small humble people.’

The spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce Real Estate Division provides an invaluable platform for individuals within the industry to engage in meaningful discussions, explore innovative ideas, and chart a path towards a future that truly serves Bermudians.”

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  1. Joe Bloggs says:

    “During his address, he underscored the urgency to reshape Bermuda’s economy, emphasizing that the existing structure hinders the growth and development of Bermudians.”

    I agree, but so many Bermudians with power are stuck in the past. It will be an uphill battle to change the way Bermuda works and it will be frightening for many.

  2. frank says:

    Bermuda is not part of the carribean islands

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