Local manufacturing company, Berger Paints Barbados Ltd, has demonstrated its continuing commitment to the development of the local architectural landscape.
The company will be a major sponsor of the premier regional conference for architects, the Federation of Caribbean Associations of Architects 8th Biennale, to be held from September 27-29 at the Hilton Hotel.
Speaking during the official presentation of the cheque at the offices of Berger Paints on Spring Garden Highway, Marketing Assistant Karen Grant indicated that Berger was excited at the opportunity to be involved with the event.
“The FCAA conference is an important avenue for the continued development of local architects and other professionals in the area. It also presents a perfect opportunity for us to showcase our newest line of products,” Grant said.
She added that Berger had an excellent working relationship with the local architectural fraternity.
“Berger’s decision to sponsor the conference is as a result of over 20 years of working closely with local architects,” she said. “The local architectural fraternity has remained loyal to Berger and so we believe this conference also serves as an opportunity to demonstrate our gratitude to them.”
Speaking on behalf of the Barbados Institute of Architects, President Michael Lashley indicated that this substantial contribution by Berger demonstrates the good faith that the company has in the profession of architecture and its future development.
“The generous donation that Berger has provided will go a long way towards the professional growth of our architects,” he said.
Lashley and Grant also agreed that in this time when the country is seeing a reduction in visitor arrivals, conferences such as this one represent an extremely positive direct and indirect boost for the local tourism and business sectors.
from left: Mr. Michael Lashley, President, Barbados Institute of Architects receiving the sponsorship cheque from Ms. Karen Grant, Marketing Assistant, Berger Paints Barbados Ltd. At right: Andre Brathwaite, Vice President, Barbados Institute of Architects