10/31/2023: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Seminar Agenda


Continental Breakfast

Seminar Moderator

Oluwafolakemi 'Fola' SwainOluwafolakemi 'Fola' SwainAssociateHiggs & Johnson

Welcome Remarks

Sterling H. CookeSterling H. CookeCo-Managing PartnerHiggs & Johnson

Opening Remarks

The Hon. I. Chester Cooper, M.P. The Hon. I. Chester Cooper, M.P. Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Tourism, Investments & Aviation

Time to Fly: Current Aviation Trends in The Bahamas

Dr. Kenneth Romer, PhD, CM, CBCDr. Kenneth Romer, PhD, CM, CBCDirector of AviationTourism, Investments & Aviation
Ja’Ann M. MajorJa’Ann M. MajorPartnerHiggs & Johnson
Keith O. Major, Jr.Keith O. Major, Jr.Senior AssociateHiggs & Johnson
This session will provide insight on recent developments in our local aviation sector including the newly streamlined application process for foreign operators seeking to obtain an Air Transport Licence; the recent revisions to the local aviation legislative framework which deepen The Bahamas’ attractiveness in the international aviation arena; and the revitalization of the aviation infrastructure in The Bahamas by way of the Airports Public Private Partnership program.

Innovation Through Carbon Credit Trading

Rick FoxRick FoxFounder and CEOPartanna
Keith DaviesKeith DaviesCEOBISX
Antoine BastianAntoine BastianDirectorCarbon Management Ltd.
Tara Cooper Burnside, K.C.Tara Cooper Burnside, K.C.PartnerHiggs & Johnson
Alexandra T. HallAlexandra T. HallPartnerHiggs & Johnson
What exactly are carbon credits? How does trading of these credits help both the buyer and seller? In which ways does it attract customers/investors and support sustainable development? This session will address these questions and more with respect to carbon trade agreements as well as the corresponding legislation, the Carbon Credit Trading Act, 2022.

Networking Break


Capacity Considerations in Estate Planning

Earl A. Cash, Ph.D.Earl A. Cash, Ph.D.ConsultantHiggs & Johnson
N. Leroy SmithN. Leroy SmithPartnerHiggs & Johnson
Sharmon Y. IngrahamSharmon Y. IngrahamPartnerHiggs & Johnson
Dinesh MenonDinesh MenonOf CounselHiggs & Johnson
This session will consider the spectrum of capacity issues in estate planning. Speakers will discuss boiler plate vs carefully drawn clauses in respect of provisions for circumstances involving incapacity in trusts and wills. They will also address how clients can protect their assets as they age.

Into the Minds of the Ultra-High Net Worth: A New Generation

Giev AskariGiev AskariSenior Wealth PlannerHSBC Private Banking
Kimberleigh J. Peterson TurnquestKimberleigh J. Peterson TurnquestSenior AssociateHiggs & Johnson
It is important that wealth managers understand the dynamics of the HNWIs Next Gen. What are some general characteristics of New Generation HNWIs? How are traditional private banks addressing this issue? This session will address ways to adapt to the changing environment and expectations of the Next Gen private client.



The Rise of A.I.

Kendrick Knowles, CCDP, CCNP, PMPKendrick Knowles, CCDP, CCNP, PMPAssistant V.P., IT and InfrastructureCommonwealth Bank Ltd.

Vote of Thanks

Renai B. MartinRenai B. MartinAssociateHiggs & Johnson

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