Press Release

Ministry of Financial Services, Labour and Trade
Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Friday, 7 June 2024 - 5:46pm

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour, and Trade has announced that the BVI Business Banking Expo is rescheduled to June 13.

The event that was originally slated for June 6 promises to be a crucial gathering for business owners, entrepreneurs, and interested individuals seeking to navigate the world of business banking with confidence and vigor.

Acting Premier and Minister responsible for the subject, Honourable Lorna G. Smith OBE, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, highlighting its significance in providing attendees with invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and access to exclusive banking products and services.

"The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour, and Trade is excited to announce that the BVI Business Banking Expo will now be held on Thursday, June 13. This dynamic event offers a valuable opportunity for financial institutions, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), business owners, and entrepreneurs to connect, share insights, and explore the latest developments in the banking industry.”

The expo will feature expert speakers from banking and related sectors, providing invaluable insights into the latest banking trends and innovations.

Attendees will benefit from practical advice on business planning, product development, marketing strategies, and navigating the banking industry. Representatives of the MSME sector will also highlight their experiences in testimonials including

gaining access to finance, which will offer real-world perspectives from those in attendance.

Additionally, regulatory insights will be provided to maximise the relationship between banks and entrepreneurs, fostering a conducive environment for business growth and development.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact directly with exhibitors, discussing challenges with securing access to finance and exploring potential partnerships.

The BVI Business Banking Expo represents a pivotal opportunity to empower financial success for MSMEs. The Ministry anticipates creating an event that not only builds confidence in the Territory’s business sector but also provides tangible value to both financial institutions and small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Interested persons are encouraged to register for this event by emailing, or contacting Ms. Kyla Forbes at 468-2096.

The Ministry of Financial Services, Labour, and Trade remains committed to providing a platform to establish meaningful connections across the business and banking communities in the Virgin Islands.


Sonjé Greenidge

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2742