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Leadership Cayman 2020 Resumes in Person Seminars

03 Sep 2020

Leadership Cayman 2020  has resumed in person seminars after the programme was put on pause for approximately  six months, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Immigration and Workforce Development seminar, initially scheduled for mid-March, was held on Wednesday, September 2, at the Kimpton  Seafire Resort and Spa.  The  pre and post seminar interactions among class members painted a picture of sheer delight at the opportunity to meet as a group once again.

“I am really delighted that we are able to resume Leadership Cayman 2020 with in person seminars at this time. I wish to thank the class mentor, Prasana, a Leadership Cayman graduate, and class members Kevin Grzybouski and Genevieve Georgiades. for organising Wednesday’s Immigration and Workforce Development seminar. I also want to thank the panelists and sponsors who agreed to support this first in person seminar since March,"  Chamber CEO, Wil Pineau, said.

The enthusiasm of the Leadership Cayman 2020 Class over the resumption of Wednesday’s in person seminar was matched by very spirited and insightful discussions. The panelists were Nicholas Joseph, a partner at HSM Chambers and an expert  immigration lawyer; Wesley Howell, Chief Officer in the Ministry of Employment and Border Control; Jeremy Scott, Acting Director of Workforce Opportunities and Residency Cayman (WORC); and Steve McIntosh, Chamber Secretary and Founder and CEO of CML Offshore Recruitment.

Immigration and Workforce Development issues discussed by panelists and Leadership Cayman class members ranged from the role of WORC  in the immigration and employment services, new opportunities for Caymanian job seekers and employers needing to fill vacancies, as well as the challenges for employers requiring work permits. The issue of border control, in light of the need to reopen the economy to revive jobs in the tourism sector, was also a  topic of keen interest.

The Immigration and Workforce Development seminar sponsor was KPMG, while The Kimpton Seafire Resort and Spa was venue sponsor. 

The major sponsors for the six-month long programme are Cox Lumber Limited, RBC Royal Bank (Cayman) Limited  and Wheaton Precious Metals.