DAIC sustainability symposium rescheduled to tomorrow

The Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) Business Sustainability Symposium: Grow. Sustain. Impact has been rescheduled to Thursday December 12 th , 2019 from 8:30 AM at the Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski, Dominica.
This Business Sustainability Symposium & Exhibition, hosted in partnership with the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and through DAIC’s ARISE Network, caters to over 100 professionals from our local business and stakeholder community.

This one-day conference will be opened with an address by UNDP’s Head of Office Mr. Luis Thais and a Panel Discussion on Business Beyond Recovery: Practical Implications for Growth, Sustainability and Scaling Impact with perspectives from the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica, as well as from businesses in a variety of sectors with lessons to be learned by all attendees. Additionally, the
technical and practical sessions on Private Sector Development from CREAD, Insurance as a Competitive Advantage and Optimizing Technology for Business Sustainability will be presented by local experts. The opening ceremony and panel discussion will be streamed LIVE via DAIC’s Facebook Page

The key objectives of this Symposium are to strengthen the knowledge of the Private Sector in key areas related to business growth, sustainability and the mitigation of disaster risk, as well as to enable dialogue, cooperation and sharing of business solutions among attendees. It is expected that from this Symposium, businesses in Dominica will receive tangible benefits that can greatly impact their
businesses for enhanced success.

This event is supported by Platinum Sponsors SOL EC Ltd and Tropical Shipping, Gold Sponsor U.N.I.T.E, and Silver Sponsors DCP Successors Ltd, Dominica Export-Import Agency, and the Invest Dominica Authority. Exhibitors who provide business solutions will also be featured at this symposium.

“Survival of the Private Sector also means survival of the economy of any country as most of the investments in any country are from the Private Sector. From this Symposium, we look forward to strengthening the capacity of our Membership and other businesses to promote smarter investments and to integrate risk information into their best practice,” remarked Lizra Fabien, Executive Director of DAIC.

DAIC continues to support its members and the business community to promote smarter investments as well as the growth and sustainability of their businesses.

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  1. Roger Burnett
    December 11, 2019

    How many business proprietors can afford to take a working day off and travel all the way to the Cabrits Resort and Spa Kempinski. We need initiatives but is a panel discussion, no matter how luxurious the venue, the best way of tackling the problem.

    • SaysaNou
      December 12, 2019

      If you are looking to increase your knowledge, strengthen your strategic focus and hear from experts on how to introduce efficiencies in your operations so you can to expand your business, the day off has a greater return on profit for your business. As a business person you need to start looking outward. This is an invaluable opportunity for anyone in business or thinking of going into business.
      People pay $$$s and travel far to get some of the insights that will be shared. I’m not in Dca and I would have gone in a blink of an eye. If a business person cannot afford to go, it means they are not serious about growing their business. Start thinking strategically and stop looking through the narrow lens of how we used to do business. Today with the Internet, the world consumer is our marketplace. Use this opportunity to learn how others are doing it. Let’s share what we know so we all come out stronger, more energized, with renewed vision for our business.

      • Roger Burnett
        December 13, 2019

        Dear SaysaNou,

        I can assure you that my lens is wide angle and my thinking, both as an engineer and as an artist, is creative and innovative.

        Since the 1970’s I have assisted manufacturers regionally and over the last fifteen years here in Dominica. In my experience 90% of our manufacturing problems are workbench and workplace related. By workbench, I refer the correct equipment for the job and its maintenance. By workplace, I refer to a logical and efficient arrangement of the factory floor – or the kitchen table.

        Skilled mechanical engineers and well equipped machine shops are few and far between in Dominica and yet these two components are the nuts and bolts of manufacturing.

        On my work bench at the moment are two 4 foot corrugated guillotine blades that need sharpening. One factory is at a standstill until I can come up with an innovative solution for doing the job – right here in Dominica!

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