The Plenary Session is one of the Company's primary annual community events and precedes the FortisTCI internal strategic planning meetings. The purpose is to provide a platform in which all stakeholders can discuss and engage in a politically neutral environment, current global, regional and local matters affecting the country and the economy.
The keynote address from the Rt. Hon. Owen Arthur will highlight global and regional economic development. Other guest speakers will include Melissa Marchand, Caribbean Strategy Director for Global News Matters, presenting on ‘The Digital Age’, and Economist, Professor Gilbert Morris, who will address the audience on ‘Caribbean Prosperity in a Technologically-Driven World’.
This year’s Plenary will also feature a panel discussion led by Rev. Father Bernard Been. Guest panelists will include Oswald Simons, Deputy Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, and Larry Lawrence, Country Manager for FirstCaribbean International Bank. The panel will engage on topics relating to education, finance and the opening of Cuba’s tourism industry.
Wednesday’s event is expected to be attended by roughly 200 stakeholders throughout all sectors in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This includes members of Government, political representatives, educators, bankers, a cross-section of the local business community, entrepreneurs, hoteliers, religious and community leaders, FortisTCI employees, local college and college prep students, and members of the media.
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2) Fortis Inc. is a leader in the North American electric and gas utility business, with total assets of approximately $29 billion and fiscal 2015 revenue of $6.7 billion. Its regulated utilities serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean.
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