AMCHAM T&T To Host Virtual Annual General Meeting
MEDIA RELEASE 09/06/2020
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) will be hosting its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting on June 10th, 2020. The virtual AGM is in keeping with the organisation's commitment to maintaining social distancing measures with respect to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The AGM, which is now in its 27th year, will introduce the new President of AMCHAM T&T who will outline the organisation’s priorities for the coming year, and provide thoughts on the current and future business environment here in T&T.
The theme for this year’s AGM is “Business in the New Normal.” Nirad Tewarie, CEO of AMCHAM T&T said businesses in T&T will have to make the necessary adjustments to survive in this new normal. “The reality is that we will be dealing with the impact of COVID-19 long after a vaccine is developed and there is full immunity. Businesses will have to make – are already making - tough decisions to transform their operations to adapt to the current reality and to the challenges that a post-COVID world will present. Our AGM will explore not the challenges, but the opportunities offered by this new normal.”
Julie Chung, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the United States Government will deliver the Feature Address. She will discuss the opportunities for deeper engagement between the US and Trinidad and Tobago in this “new normal”.
As we know, geo-political and global supply chains shifts are likely to influence changes in the hemisphere that would be important factors in business planning. In that context, should we anticipate any major shifts in US Government policy that could affect business in the hemisphere but specifically between our two countries?
Also speaking are Basil Khalil, FedEx’s VP Operations for the Caribbean and Central America and Dr. Nadir Hirji, Digital Services Leader, PWC Canada.
FedEx is one of the largest logistics companies in the world with operations throughout the hemisphere. What changes are they seeing in the types and quantity of packages being shipped since the start of the spread of COVID-19? What are the emerging issues that they think businesses should take into consideration as they plan their short, medium and long-term strategies? Mr Khalil will address these and other issues in his presentation.
A now-ubiquitous joke is: who did more for your company’s digital transformation – your Chief Information Officer, your CEO or COVID-19? Undoubtedly the pandemic has significantly accelerated the implementation of digital transformation in companies and industries. PWC is one of the world’s largest consulting firms. Their Canada practice is one of the leading centres of digital expertise. So, what are the ongoing digital trends that will affect business? What emerging technologies should we be watching and, quite frankly, adopting? Dr. Hirji will explore these and other topics in his address to the audience.
AMCHAM T&T’s Annual General Meeting begins at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM with the members-only portion while the Business Forum begins at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm during which the incoming President will make their inaugural speech.
E-zone & the NGC Group of Companies are the Platinum Sponsors of the AGM while PALIG, Atlantic, bpTT & EOG Resources are Gold Sponsors. PWC is a Silver sponsor and Microsoft and Velsoft are Technology Partners.
For more information, interested persons can visit www.amchamtt.com.
For further questions or comments please contact: Nirad Tewarie, CEO AMCHAM T&T at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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