9th Annual Business Development Seminar

The School of Business & Entrepreneurship hosts its 9th Annual National Business Development one day seminar. This year the seminar is titled “The Role of Entrepreneurship and Trade in Economic Development with reference to Entrepreneurial Financing”.


About the Seminar

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, the School of Business & Entrepreneurship will host its 9th Annual Business Development Seminar. The title of this year's Seminar is “The Role of Entrepreneurship and Trade in Economic Development with reference to Entrepreneurial Financing”.

The seminar aims to sensitize our students, youth and other stakeholders on the overarching importance of entrepreneurship in the economic development of the country which in itself acts as a barometer of the standard of living of its citizens.


In the economic environment where the buzzword is diversification of the economy from concentration in the energy sector as its mainstay, it is most apt to reinvigorate and refocus the creative abilities of our students through seminars such as this on the overwhelming need to take advantage of the endless opportunities presented through entrepreneurship.

Cognizant of the inability of any government to create sufficient jobs for its labour force, awakening the entrepreneurial acumen and harnessing the various creative energies of our youth is the need of the hour and, the School of Business through this seminar aims to achieve these goals.

Speakers and presenters


Several Ministers of Government will present at this year's seminar including:

Colm Imbert

The Honourable, Colm Imbert

Minister of Finance of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms Paula Gopee Scoon

Senator the Honourable, Paula Gopee-Scoon

Minister of Trade and Industry  of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr The Honourable, Mrs Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

Dr The Honourable, Nyan Gadsby-Dolly

Minister of Community Development, Culture & the Arts, Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Mr Clarry Benn

Mr Clarry Benn, Chairman

National Entrepreneurship Development Company Ltd, Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development


Featured presenters

 

Dr Lucile Sabas, PhD
 
Professor of Economics and Finance, Andrews University, Michigan, USA

Gabriel Faria

Mr Gabriel Faria, CEO
 
Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce

Programme benefits


The School of Business Administration, faculty and staff would like to invite all the students, staff, faculty, entrepreneurs and community members to attend this life transforming event.

  • Interaction with several Government Ministers and authorities.
  • Linkages with students, investors, entrepreneurs, academicians and researchers.
  • Development of Future Entrepreneurs and leaders
  • Paper Presentations by academicians and corporate leaders
  • A panel discussion involving successful entrepreneurs
  • Certificate of participation

Registration and contact


Programme cost

Students:  $200.00 TTD

Non-Students:  $300.00 TTD


Registration information (Students)

Tertiary students can register for the event here. Upon completing the form, USC personnel will contact you with further details and ensure that you are fully registered for this event. 

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Registration information (Non-students)

Members of the public can register for the event here. Upon completing the form, USC personnel will contact you with further details and ensure that you are fully registered for this event. 

Non-Student Registration Form »


Contact information

For more information on the 8th Annual Business Development Seminar, please contact the USC School of Business

Telephone: 612-4USC ext. 2900/2901 

Email:  schoolofbusiness@usc.edu.tt 

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