Finance Minister to deliver opening remarks
PHILIPSBURG:— St. Maarten’s general pension fund, APS has released the program for its 2017 pension seminar, scheduled for May 19 upcoming.
The event, which will carry the theme “Your Future is Our Day to Day” kicks off with the registration and seating of attendees, as early as 12.30 p.m. Invited guests are asked to register at the entrance of the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, after which they have the option of being driven or walk to the nearby conference area, Maho Room.
Following the welcoming of those in attendance by MC Rachael Geerlings, the purpose of the seminar as well as the rules applicable during the seminar will be explained. Immediately, thereafter, opening remarks are to be delivered by St. Maarten’s Minister of Finance, Richard Gibson Sr.
Scheduled next on the program is an introduction of the APS board by its chairman, Franklyn Richards as well as a short overview of APS’ core principals.
The first of several APS officials making presentations will be Oscar Williams, who is scheduled to speak on the topic, “Your Status and the Fund”. He will elucidate on the need for participants to always have their correct information registered at APS. In addition, he will indicate the long-term consequences for the Fund of having incorrect data and provide some statistics about the population of the fund.
Next on the agenda is Kendra Arnell with a presentation on “Pension Reform For Your Pension Retention”. She will inform the attendees on the status of the pension reform and why the need exists for this reform.
Claire Edwards is scheduled to speak on “APS Investments For Your Future”, she will deal with the transparent investment guidelines that APS adheres to and the local projects, which APS is presently involved with. These are among others, the Welgelegen homes project, Mary’s Fancy Estate, APS Parking, and APS Office Park.
The final speaker, APS director, Nadya van Putten, is scheduled to highlight the seminar’s theme, “Your Future is Our Day to Day”. She is expected to outline the fund’s strategic vision, financial well -being and future, as well as its communication strategy.
A surprise announcement at the seminar is furthermore on the agenda.
A question and answer period have been incorporated into the program so that members of the audience can ask questions on any of the relevant topics presented during the preceding afternoon session.
Once the conference ends, all those in attendance are invited to stay on and enjoy a cocktail hour with refreshments and snacks.
The public is meanwhile invited to tune into My 88.3 FM radio station on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6.00 p.m. for an interview with APS director, Nadya van Putten, on the seminar.
Source: St. Martin News Network
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