Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Friday, 23 March 2018 - 4:50pm

Entrepreneurs and job seekers throughout the Territory received insight into opportunities being offered in the Territory’s leading industry during a Financial Services Opportunities Expo.

The expo provided participants with the opportunity to speak directly with firms, be interviewed for available positions, attend breakout sessions surrounding professional development in the industry, and took part in a feedback sessions designed specifically for entrepreneurs.

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE said for the past several years, his government has concentrated on building entrepreneurship as well as building and supporting businesses throughout the Territory.

He said his Government recognised that hundreds of people have been left unemployed because of the disasters of 2017, and as such, initiatives have been identified such as the expo, to build a brighter tomorrow for all.

The Premier thanked the participants for engaging in the exercise and encouraged them to embrace the opportunities afforded within the Territory’s sectors during this transient time.

Premier Smith added that the expo would not stop at the financial sector as two additional expos will be dedicated to providing opportunities within the tourism sector and other business industries.

The expo was held at Treasure Isle Hotel on March 22 and was hosted as part of the Government’s Committee to Revitalise Financial Services in conjunction with BVI Finance. Sponsorship was provided by ATU General Trust (BVI) Limited, Forge International, Walkers, Harneys, SHRM Trustees (BVI) Limited, Appleby, O'Neal Webster, FFP (BVI) Limited, Barnes PR, Appleby, Ogier, Carey Olsen, and Patton Moreno & Asvat.


Photos attached:

  1. Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE delivering remarks during the Financial Services Opportunities Expo. (Photo credit: Bria Smith/GIS)
  2. Participants listening to welcome remarks by Interim Executive Director of BVI Finance, Mrs. Lorna Smith, OBE during the Financial Services Opportunities Expo. (Photo credit: Bria Smith/GIS)



Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747