Following a recent outing for Virgin Atlantic’s entrepreneur event series in Seattle, the Virgin Group founder is set to touch down in Barbados, where the focus will be on leadership in the region…
Having toured Business is an Adventure across the US over the past year, visiting cities such as Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C., Richard Branson was keen to take things a little closer to home. The next instalment of the event series will see Virgin Atlantic convene a panel of strong local talent, as the one day conference looks to tackle the future of leadership in business and the challenges facing companies across a variety of sectors.
“Thinking globally is important for any ambitious business and I am looking forward to meeting Caribbean leaders facing these exciting challenges today. I have lived in the Caribbean for many years and care deeply about its economic development and prosperity,” explains the Virgin Group founder.
“Our event on May 3rd will provide fascinating insight from local leaders and I am keen to discuss how one can create a vibrant Caribbean economy. We see this event as a significant step in our efforts to support entrepreneurs and protect the environment across the Caribbean.”
Hosted in partnership with the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Richard Branson will be joined by a highly accomplished panel of regional speakers. These include Dr. Eudine Barriteau, Principal, University of the West indies, Cave Hill Campus; Gervase Warner, President and Group CEO of the Neal & Massy, Trinidad; Lisandra Rickards, CEO, Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean and Dr. Juliette Skinner, Consultant Gynecologist and Head of The Barbados Fertility Clinic. There will also be presentations by Alex Tai, CEO of DS Virgin Racing and Scott Hilton-Clarke, CEO of Inspiration Labs.
André Bello, Commercial Manager – Caribbean, Virgin Atlantic will moderate the panel discussion and explained the event is targeted at business professionals looking for a practical approach to improving their leadership skills. He said, “We are thrilled to have Sir Richard share his leadership experience with us in the Caribbean. Our objective at Virgin Atlantic is to facilitate this much-needed discussion, and provide the business community with some simple takeaways that participants can put into action from day one.”
Interested persons can register at virginleadership.com. Tickets are BBD$245 per person and all proceeds will go to the BCCI, a non-profit organisation. You can also find out further information on the Facebook event page.