||Central Bank Of Barbados
Twenty Barbadians to Attend Two-Week Seminar in China
Twenty Barbadian professionals in the fields of finance and commerce will travel to China next week to participate in a two-week financial management seminar at the Shanghai Education and Training Centre of Commerce.
The seminar, which is sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, will include lectures on micro-finance, financial market development and financial risk management as well as tours to the Shanghai Stock Exchange and other agencies so participants can witness the practical application of what they learn.
“This seminar presents a remarkable opportunity for Barbados to learn from a global powerhouse” said Dr. DeLisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, which has been liaising with the Chinese Embassy on the seminar. “We have been working to develop and strengthen our relationship with China, both in business and culturally through collaborative efforts like the annual Fish and Dragon Festival. This seminar is yet another example of these efforts coming to fruition.”
At an orientation session held earlier this week at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados, Ambassador Wang Ke echoed Dr. Worrell’s sentiments, expressing her pleasure that the friendship between China and Barbados had grown significantly in the 39 years since the two countries had established diplomatic relations and noting that this will be the fourth seminar China hosted for Barbadians in recent years. The previous three seminars focused on trade, agriculture, and tourism development.
Ambassador Ke also revealed that in addition to their course-related tours In Shanghai, China’s economic and financial centre, participants would have the opportunity to visit Wuhan and Yichang to learn more about China’s history and culture.
The twenty-person delegation comprises representatives from the Central Bank of Barbados, the Financial Services Commission, Invest Barbados, the University of the West Indies, the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Barbados Cooperative Credit Union League, the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, the Business Development Unit of the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Barbados Youth Business Trust and Bitt Inc.