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“The new Republic of Barbados engages in Switzerland”

Le 15 décembre 2021
2:00 pm

“The new Republic of Barbados engages in Switzerland”

Link to participate to the event by Zoom:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85780006452?pwd=WGFDNlRvaVVYc3AveG5aaHcvdHNwQT09
ID de réunion : 857 8000 6452
Code secret : 268069

Intervenants:

HE Mr. Chad Blackman
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva

The presentation of HE Mr. Chad Blackman will be followed by the interventions of:

Mr. Mark Hill
C.E.O of Export Barbados

Ms. Kaye Brathwaite
C.E.O of Invest Barbados

Mr. Jens Thraenhart
C.E.O Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Mr Kevin Hunte
Director, International Business

Following on its move to Republican status, Barbados is also further deepening relations with Switzerland.  This was formalized by the recent presentation of credentials by Mr Chad Blackman to the President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Mr Guy Parmelin on 14/12/2021.

Barbados, a vibrant Caribbean democracy is enhancing its diplomatic network with a view to strengthening cooperation in the areas of tourism, finance, and sports and culture. Ambassador Blackman will lead engagement on these matters and  in the context of the ongoing climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.  Barbados will continue to be active within multilateral bodies in Geneva, even as it deepens bilateral relations with Swiss authorities. At the core of its bilateral engagement with Switzerland, Tourism, Investment and Trade will be key priorities for Barbados.

HE Mr. Chad Blackman
His Excellency Chad Blackman, is the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva. Ambassador Blackman has worked in the international development sector for over fifteen years, and has worked as an international trade law specialist and development consultant respectively. He has served as a youth development consultant with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London and was Senior Partner in an international law firm specializing in tax, trade and data protection laws. Currently, Ambassador Blackman is the Chair for the Trade and Development Committee in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Chair of the SIDS Group in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) respectively. He has undertaken both the LLB Law and LLM International Trade Law at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Additionally, His Excellency is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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