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2019 WISTA International
AGM & Conference

29th October 2019 to 2nd November 2019

WISTA Cayman Islands is hosting the 2019 AGM & Conference

Sherice Arman
sherice arman WISTA Cayman Islands President

message from the president

Dear WISTA Members,
Dear Friends!

Welcome To WISTA CAYMAN ISLANDS

The Cayman Islands has a great seafaring tradition. For generations, Caymanians were known as first-class mariners and were captains, navigators, and crew for many of the world's largest shipping companies. Just about every Caymanian family has a strong connection to our beautiful blue waters and the darker blue, which lies beyond the horizon.

It is this strong seafaring heritage which has driven our choice of theme for this year's conference. "Founded Upon the Seas".

The Cayman Islands motto, "He hath founded it upon the seas", is printed at the bottom of the shield on the coat of arms of the Cayman Islands. This verse from Psalms 24 acknowledges Cayman's Christian heritage.

Programme schedule

Programme Overview

The WISTA International AGM & Conference run on Tuesday 29 October 2019 to Saturday 02 November 2019.

0900 – 1700 Exco Meeting

1830 – 1945 Cocktails with the Governor of the Cayman IslandsBy invitation – for Presidents and WISTA International ExCo – Government House

Dress Code: Smart Casual

2000 – 2200 Presidents DinnerBy invitation – for Presidents and WISTA International ExCo – Morgan's – Cayman Islands Yacht Club

Dress Code: Smart Casual

1730 – 1930 Sunset SailOptional for persons not attending President's Dinner – US$55 per person

Dress Code: Resort Casual

1830 – 2030 Movie Night - Free to the first 200 individuals (Popcorn and movie) Optional for persons not attending President's Dinner Free to attend - Camana Bay Movie Theatre

 

0630 – 0730 CARIBMEPA Beach Walkoptional - all welcome to attend Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort to the Ritz Carlton

0900 – 1200 President's Round TableGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1200 – 1300 Networking LunchGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1300 – 1700 WISTA International AGMGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1830 – 1900 Cocktails Grand Old House - Buses leave from Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort at 1815

1900 – 2000 Opening Ceremony and Cultural Evening Grand Old House

2000 – 2200 Dinner - Grand Old HouseGrand Old House

 

0900 – 0930 Welcome and FormalitiesGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

0930 – 1000 Guest SpeakerGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1000 – 1015 Update from the Caribbean Regional Advisor to the IMOGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1015 - 1030 Activities of Technical Co-operation Committee – How WISTA can participateGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1030 – 1100 Coffee BreakGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1100 – 1130 GEF-UNDP-IMO GloFouling PartnershipsGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1130 - 1230 WIMA's and WIMACs Around the World – IMO Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1230 – 1330 Networking Lunch Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1330 – 1400 Business Negotiation in A Global World Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1400 – 1500 Doing Business in a Global World – Panel DiscussionRepresentative From North AmericaRepresentative From South AmericaRepresentative from EuropeRepresentative from IndiaRepresentative from Singapore / China Representative from AfricaGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1500 – 1530 Empowering Women in the Maritime Community – Diversity / Gender Bias Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1530 – 1600 Coffee Break Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1600 – 1630 Technology / the digital world / autonomous ships / Cyber Security Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1630 - 1730 Breakout Sessions- Issues affecting the Cruise Industry - Issues Affecting Ports - OAS CIP?- Issues affecting Crewing- Doing Business in the Cayman Islands - Panel discussion of old/retired seafarers – how the industry has changed Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1900 – 2200 Beach BBQ Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

 

0900 – 0930 Shipping Market UpdateGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

0930 – 1030 Environmental Challenges / IMO 2020 and beyond / Greenhouse Gases / MARPOL / Ballast WaterGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1030 – 1045Coffee Break Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1045 – 1115 Diversity Motivational Speaker Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1115 – 1130 Conference Wrap UpGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1130 – 1145 Hand Over Ceremony for 2020 WISTA International AGM and Conference Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Networking LunchGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1030 – 1045 coffee BreakGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

1300 – 1630 ActivitiesBuses leave from Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort at 1245

1930 – 2400 Costume GalaGrand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

 

08:00 am - 09:00 am Registration5

09:00 am - 09:25 am Opening Remarks

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

Keynote Address

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

09:45 am - 10:00 am coffee Break

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

10:00 am - 11:30 am Session 1: What are the current trends, risks and regulatory implications of initial coin offerings and cryptocurrencies, more generally?

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

11:30 am - 11:45 am coffee Break

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

11:45 am - 1:15 pm Session 2: What is the impact of passive investing in emerging markets?

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Session 3: What are the current challenges and opportunities for building sustainable capital markets?

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

4:15 am - 4:30 am Closing remarks

Speakers:

Hon. Roy McTaggart, JP, MLA

Minister of Finance & Economic Development, Cayman Islands

 
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

The venue

Grand Cayman Marriott Beach

The main events for the 2019 WISTA International Annual Conference and Meetings will take place at Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. Located along Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, guests will have easy access to some of the island's best attractions including diving, shopping, and golf. The recently renovated hotel has been redesigned to offer guests a new place to relax and unwind. The multi-million dollar renovation included upgrades to the main lobby.

Networking activities

Participate in one of the Following Networking Activities

Camana Bay Movie Night

Date:- 29th October 2019
Time:- 7:30pm – 9:30 pm
Address:- Camana Bay Cinema, Free To The First 200 Individuals (Popcorn And Movie)

Beach BBQ

Date:- 31st October 2019
Time:- 7:00pm - 12:00 midnight
Address:- Marriott, Beach/Pool

Costume Party And Dinner

Date:- 1st November 2019
Time:- 7:00 pm – 12:00 midnight
Address:- Marriott Ballroom, 3rd Floor