Cayman confers on the economy and on healthcare

| 11/11/2010

(CNS): The Cayman Islands was in full conference mode today with a conference sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce examining the future of the local economy and one sponsored by the HSA examining the country’s future healthcare needs. The day long “Future of Cayman Forum” which opened Thursday morning will seelocal business people as well government leaders discuss what they think will be the five most important drivers of the local economy. Meanwhile, on Thursday evening medical tourism, the impact of chronic diseases and health insurance are just some of the topics to be examined by health industry experts at the country’s first national healthcare conference.

The inaugural Future of Cayman Forum was scheduled to be opened by the premier, at the Marriot on Thursday morning before delegates will discuss the results of a state of business survey which revealed five areas of potential development for the country’s future. This including developing the human capital in support of existing industries and those of the future; creating a business friendly environment; building a smarter infrastructure ; enhancing quality of life and diversifying the economy.

Described as an economic development initiative created to start the process of adjustments and change and, the Chamber says the forum goes beyond finding ways to ride out the economic downturn but the evolution of policy, procedure and practice to keep pace with the global economic transformation.

Meanwhile, this evening the Ministry of Health and the HSA will be hosting the country’s first national conference on health care examining a number of thorny issues from the country’s current expenditure levels on healthcare. Dr Devi Shetty and numerous other local and international health care speiclaists will be presenting over the three day conference on topics as diverse as medical tourism and the impact of chronic diseases on workplace productivity.

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