Promoting the best of The Bahamas: Executives of The Grand Bahama Port Authority, Limited (GBPA) accompanied a 6 member team of officials from the Bahamas Investment Authority (BIA), including Minister of State for Investment in the Ministry of Finance, the Hon. Khaalis Rolle, to the American Lodging & Investment Summit (ALIS) taking place in Los Angeles, California. Pictured from left to right: Mr. Ian Rolle, GBPA President; Mrs. Joy Jibrilu, Director of Investments, BIA; Minister of State for Investment in the Ministry of Finance, the Hon. Khaalis Rolle; Mrs. Ginger Moxey, GBPA VP; Mrs. Julie Campbell, Deputy Permanent Secretary, BIA and Mr. Graham Torode, CEO DEVCO.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
– Executives at The Grand Bahama Port
Authority, Limited (GBPA), are taking advantage of every opportunity to
promote the benefits of Grand Bahama Island in 2013. This week, Ian
Rolle, GBPA President, Mr. Graham Torode, CEO of the Grand Bahama
Development Company (DEVCO) along with Mrs. Ginger
Moxey, GBPA Vice President, accompanied a 6 member team of officials
from the Bahamas Investment Authority, including
Minister of State for Investment in the Ministry of Finance, the Hon. Khaalis Rolle to the American Lodging & Investment Summit (ALIS).
The Summit opened on Tuesday, 22nd January in Los Angeles, California and is said to be the largest
hotel investment conference in the world, attracting more than
2000 major investment firms, hedge fund managers, hotel operators, and financiers.
Rolle notes that the ALIS event provides a tremendous opportunity to
promote Grand Bahama Island and its many benefits for business and
“While Grand Bahama is a premier location for tourism activities, it’s
more than a touristic destination. It is also ideal for executive
education programs and
retreats, business conferences, and of course, major tourism or
commercial development projects,” Rolle emphasized. “The island’s
lifestyle and entertainment sectors are ripe with opportunity that
simply needs to be tapped.” Rolle continued.
The summit will continue through Thursday, 24th
January and offers attendees access to some of the most prominent
brands in the lodging and
resort development industry. Platform speaker Min. the Hon. Khaalis
Rolle, will address specifically existing investment opportunities
within The Bahamas and its chain of islands.
GBPA and DEVCO drive a concerted effort to promote Grand Bahama’s
branding as a destination for both business and pleasure, CEO of DEVCO,
explains that the city of Freeport is unrivaled in the region on so
“Grand Bahama is a jewel within the Bahamas. We have the amenities and the infrastructure; but more importantly, we off
a quality of life standard, that is unmatched. These combined with our
numerous investment concessions, ease of doing business and availably of
prime waterfront locations for development, can add value to any
investment project place there,” Torode expressed.
“Grand Bahama offers the best of both worlds, and this is what we’re here to promote”.