Press Release

Premier's Office
Department of Trade, Investment, Promotion and Consumer Affairs
Release Date:
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 - 4:56pm

Entrepreneurs in the British Virgin Islands are invited to improve their project management skills through a Business Project Management Seminar on Tuesday, November 29.

The seminar will be held at the Moorings Conference Room from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is being hosted by the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the European Union funded Caribbean Overseas Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) Programme.

The seminar will be facilitated by Project Management Consultant with Smith & Associates, Ms. Shaina M. Smith, and is designed to give participants an understanding of project planning, along with management techniques used in managing organisational change to improve business processes and operations.

Among others, topics to be covered in the seminar include principals of change management; planning a project; identifying the scope and boundaries of a project; developing a project proposal; and managing a project for results.

Director of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Mrs. Karia Christopher said, “The department is pleased to partner with the COSME Programme to provide this seminar. It is important that our entrepreneurs have a working knowledge of project management as it relates to the scope of their businesses and ensuring the provision of quality and diverse services to the public.”

Registration is free and space is limited. Interested persons can download and complete the attached registration form and submit via email to For more information telephone the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs at 468-2008.

The Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs is responsible for facilitating the development and growth of the BVI business environment, by helping businesses to realise their full potential. This is done through the establishment and management of programmes and networks that provide information, education, training, finance and other assistance in order to foster sustained economic development in the BVI.