While Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin’s ‘towering’ announcement dominated headlines coming out of Thursday’s (28 February) Royal Fidelity Cayman Economic Outlook conference a full slate of guest speakers offered up plenty of additional food for thought for attendees.
‘Dynamic new world: Braving the turmoil’ was the theme of 2019’s conference.
Royal Fidelity director Ross McDonald set the tone for a day packed with ideas.
“Last year we identified the threat of disintegration as an unintended outcome of globalization, this seems like a real paradox,” said Mr. McDonald in his remarks from the podium. “The same combination of global integration and technological change which have driven globalization are also manifesting in a heightened level of anxiety, nationalism and protectionism.”
This year’s featured speaker at the conference was professional surfer and motivational speaker Mark Mathews.