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West to speak at credit union event

Published: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The credit union movement is getting set to meet with government officials tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to discuss their support of innovation and invention in the sector.

The meeting will facilitate discussions between Minister in the Ministry of Finance Allyson West, along with credit unions and their members as part of the Central Finance Facility’s Thought Leadership Breakfast.

The theme of the event is, “The Role of Credit Unions in Stimulating Product Innovation in Trinidad & Tobago”.

President of the Central Finance Facility (CFF) Esme Raphael said credit unions and their members were excited about continuing the transformation of the lives of members into creators, inventors, innovators, and instruments of economic growth.

A panel discussion will provide attendees with an opportunity to get information and the insight needed to make business decisions.

Joining West will be manufacturing and agriculture entrepreneur Dominic Hadeed of Blue Waters, Dolly Nicholas, Inventor and National Award recipient, Nigel Forgenie, CEO of YTEPP, Dr Kieron Swift, Business Unit Manager of the Economic Development Advisory Board and representatives of the CFF.

West is expected to speak on government’s plans to stimulate innovation and invention in T&T, while the other panellists will discuss their unique business models, ideas and knowledge harnessed through the years, and the contributing factors to their success.

Raphael said, “The Credit Union Movement has long contributed to Economic and Social Development in T&T and will continue to push forward in the field of innovation working with innovators and entrepreneurs to achieve long term sustainability.

Collaborative innovation within the movement will also be necessary as credit unions seek to deliver increased benefits to members.