The Barbados Government is assuring micro-entrepreneurs of new business opportunities coming out of the FOROMIC conference which closes here tonight.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the three-day forum on micro financing enterprises at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Minister of Finance, Chris Sinckler, said he was positive the relationships developed through extensive networking, would lead to business opportunities for many.
“A wealth of information has been provided which will lead to many improvements in the area of microfinance and by extension, to improvements for business,” he added.
The Minister suggested that every opportunity must be taken as countries around the world sought to rebuild their economies in the wake of the economic catastrophe.
Sinckler noted that a review of the conference revealed how significant an effort was made to ensure the sessions were designed to help individuals and countries with that rebuilding and recovery.
He expressed the government’s delight at being able to successfully host such a major undertaking and urged participants to return with their families.
When she addressed the ceremony tonight, General Manger of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund, Nancy Lee, praised Barbados for staging the conference successfully.
“We have never had such a beautiful setting for FOROMIC. We have been fortunate and privileged,” Lee boasted. (EJ)