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About CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (FCIB)

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a relationship bank offering a full range of market-leading financial services through our Corporate and Investment Banking, Retail and Business Banking, and Wealth Management segments.

We are located in sixteen (16) countries around the Caribbean, providing the banking services that fit our customers’ lives through approximately 3,000 employees in 65 branches and offices. We are one of the largest regionally-listed financial services institutions in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, with US$11 billion in assets and market capitalization of US$2 billion. We also have a representative office in Hong Kong.

CIBC FirstCaribbean is a member of the CIBC Group, a leading Canadian-based financial institution serving clients in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. CIBC maintains an A+/Stable credit rating from Standard & Poor’s credit rating agency and has been ranked among the Top 10 Safest Banks in North America by Global Finance magazine.

The face of banking is changing throughout the world and CIBC FirstCaribbean intends to lead these changes with the expertise, integrity and knowledge gained from banking in the Caribbean since 1836.

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About Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business

The University of the West Indies - Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (UWI-ALJGSB) is the premier business school in the region and has been operating in Trinidad and Tobago for the past 28 years, with a mandate of championing accredited higher education, cutting edge research, professional training and promoting global competitiveness in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.

The School has operations in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Guatemala and has introduced multi-modal delivery which includes online students in live classes The UWI-ALJGSB has worked in several countries on projects related to institutional development capacity building, innovation, competitiveness, leadership, strategy and national/social development. The School is a not-for-profit organisation with an affiliate relationship to the UWI via its St. Augustine campus.

Our internationally recognised MBA programmes, are accredited by the Association of MBA's (AMBA) in the UK, by whom we were recognized in 2012 for having one of the most innovative programmes in the world (MBA in Sustainable Energy Management). The UWI-ALJGSB was also the first graduate school in the country to be accredited by the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) for 7 years, and was recently awarded 2nd place for Excellence in Research Capacity by that body.

Over the years, our organization has undertaken development projects and consultancies in countries such as the Republic of Botswana, the Kingdom of Swaziland, Guyana, Dominica, Anguilla, St. Lucia, and Suriname, amongst others. We have trained and developed more than 200,000 persons locally, regionally and internationally. The School has honed its unique methodology for programme customization that informs its professional development and business advisory services, In-Company Training, responsive academic programmes, Psychometric and Aptitude Testing, coaching and mentoring for the full range of business professionals in the public and private sectors.

The UWI-ALJGSB also possesses complementary skills in competency profiling, impact assessments, monitoring and evaluation, executive development and training. In 2001 the School designed and executed a 3 year IDB funded programme: the Executive Diploma in School Management and Leadership (EDISML), to prepare school management (Principals, Heads of Departments, Senior Teachers & Deans) for the decentralization of the Ministry of Education (MOE) into a school-based management system. School principals and senior teachers were equipped to function effectively in the changing school environment by enhancing their managerial and leadership skills for the delivery of quality education. Through this programme, a cadre of personnel in the secondary school system was developed to lead the process of educational reform and continuous improvements at the level of the school in a decentralized system.

The UWI-ALJGSB is also an active member of the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants. Through our expansive network of subject matter experts, we are able to expertly undertake and execute Consultancies.

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About AMCHAM T&T - The Pathway To The Americas

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is the number one Business Service Organisation in Trinidad & Tobago. We are the first-stop for foreign investors seeking information and alliances, a value added partner for domestic companies, and a powerful private sector lobby with the Trinidad and Tobago and U.S. Governments.

In our role as the Pathway to the Americas, AMCHAM T&T is focused on bringing leaders, investors and businesses throughout the Americas together, with the intent of increasing our capacity for business, trade, investment and export.

AMCHAM T&T's member companies, are a mix of domestic and foreign companies. These member companies are representative of the majority of industries operating within the country and range in size from small businesses to large multinational firms. This diverse membership base and the range of knowledge and skills that they bring to AMCHAM T&T, through their participation in the Chamber’s various committees and sub-committees, allows us to make informed contributions on events and issues that are both local and international in nature.

AMCHAM T&T is part of the powerful Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) a group of 24 countries representing 28 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. By leveraging the global AMCHAM network, we are also in a unique position to facilitate the formation of direct links between our members and businesses in the Americas.

AMCHAM T&T will add value to our member companies within the following key focus areas:

Enhancement of Competitiveness

Generation of New Business and Market Access for Services/Goods

Influence on Policies and Legislation

Transfer of Knowledge

Contribution to Sustainable Development

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About Guardian Media Limited

ANSA McAL is the majority shareholder of publicly traded Guardian Media Limited. Guardian Media runs a multimedia operation with presence in print, radio, television, electronic billboards and digital media, making it the most comprehensive media company in the Caribbean.

Most of its operations are in Trinidad and Tobago, with the Guardian newspaper, CNC3 television, six radio stations, electronic billboards and an increasingly strong digital presence. More recently, Guardian Media also branched out to Guyana with the launch of Mix 90.1FM.

It has operational centres in Port-of-Spain, Chaguanas, San Fernando and Scarborough (Tobago), providing state of the art facilities for in-house and commercial tv, radio and print production. It also has radio studios and production facilities in Georgetown, Guyana.

Guardian Media was recently restructured to reflect the converging needs of today’s media operations and to make the most of digital media opportunities. Instead of platform-specific vertical divisions it now has a more dynamic and flexible structure focused on content, sales and operations.

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