This year marks the 10th anniversary of Barbados' International Business (IB) Week of activities, including its signature event, the International Business Week Conference, which will be held from October 25 – 26, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre.

The week of activities was designed to raise awareness of Barbados' international business and financial services sector, which contributes approximately 10% to the country's Gross Domestic Product.  

From inception, Diamond Sponsor, Invest Barbados has continued to lead the charge in the organisation and execution of the conference, in collaboration with the Barbados International Business Association. Over the 10 years, the conference has provided networking opportunities and continuing education, through a cadre of local and international speakers, for the range of professionals within the sector including attorneys, accountants, captive managers, tax advisors and wealth managers, among others.

This year, the conference will address an interesting mix of timely and innovative topics, such as fintech including blockchain technology, digital and crypto currencies; medical marijuana; the internet of things; and cyber security, to mention a few.  Attendees will get the opportunity to gain further insight into these and other issues critical to the sector, share experiences and ideas, as well as network.

Save the dates for the IB Week Conference 2018!  For further information on the conference, you may contact Mr. Kenneth Campbell, Director – Investment Promotion at or visit the Invest Barbados website for updates.