Canada trade visit to aid disaster resilience

A ten-member Canadian business delegation will arrive in The Bahamas this week on a two-day trade mission focused on storm reconstruction and building this nation's resilience to climate change.

The event has been billed as the second staging of the Canada-Bahamas Reconstruction and Climate Resiliency Business Forum, which will be held virtually from January 14-15, 2021.

The Canadian High Commission, with support from Global Affairs Canada, has organised the two-day mission with support from Bahamian firm, Sumner Strategic Partners.

Accompanying the mission will be Canadian high commissioner-designate, Emina Tudakovic, who will also participate in the opening session of the 30th Bahamas Business Outlook (BBO) conference.

She will later formally welcome participants to the forum, where confirmed keynote speakers include Iram Lewis, minister of state for disaster preparedness, management and reconstruction; and Senator Kwasi Thompson, minister of state for finance. The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BBCEC) will also participate.

The two-day forum will feature Canadian companies in the clean technologies and infrastructure sectors. They will meet with Bahamian public and private sector officials to discuss potential business opportunities in the reconstruction, adaptation and resiliency efforts in The Bahamas. The participating Canadian companies include:

*Aecon

  • Biothermica

  • Blivet Marketing Services

  • Dexter Construction

*Equilibrium Engineering

  • Safe Work Solutions

  • Soleco Energy

  • Southern Harbour

  • Troes

  • Wetland Treatment Solutions

Trade commissioners from the High Commission of Canada’s commercial programme will be available throughout the forum to provide business development and advisory support.