As with the others who have come before me, I would like to observe all the protocols and welcome you to this auspicious event. I will keep it very brief and start by thanking everyone, not least our most honourable speakers but also all of you for taking the time to be here.
This is a really exciting moment for Barbados, and also the region, in terms of developing professional ADR services, which can’t be achieved simply by the establishment of an organisation. A part must be played within that vision by a number of related persons and entities. And so I look forward to working closely with all of you and to your assistance in helping us build something that can be lauded for it’s achievements in the near future.
Please join us for drinks and canapés. I look forward to speaking with you individually as the night continues.