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RIMS and World Strategic Forum

May 11, 2017

During the second half of April, 2017, the Premier of Bermuda, the Hon. Michael H. Dunkley, JP, MP visited Philadelphia, PA and Miami, FL to represent Bermuda at two important conferences.  Between the two events the Premier took personal leave at his own expense.

First Trip

Trip Duration: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Location : Miami, Florida
Premier Dunkley was invited to address The International Economic Forum of the Americas – World Strategic Forum at The Biltmore Hotel. The WSF is dedicated to the promotion of an open dialogue on pressing economic issues. The Premier joined a panel of business industry leaders to discuss “Cultivating an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship”. Separately, the Premier met senior officials of Carnival Cruise Line, accounting firm EY; and The Financial Times.
While in Miami, the Premier’s accommodation was provided by the Conference.
The Premier was accompanied by Jannell Ford, Special Aide to the Premier.

Second Trip

Trip Duration: Monday, April 23, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Location : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
Premier Dunkley attended the annual RIMS Conference from 27th - 29th April, held this year in Philadelphia. The Premier addressed the conference, becoming the first Bermuda Premier to do so. During his trip, the Premier spoke to media organisations, including Bloomberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the insurance trade press. He also met with members of the Select Greater Philadelphia Council, the marketing and business development arm of the city’s Chamber of Commerce. The Premier also visited Temple University.
Also in attendance were the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Economic Development.

The Premier was accompanied by Special Aide to the Premier, Miss Jannell Ford.

Air Travel

$ 2,432.45


$ 1,267.32

Total costs

$ 3,699.77