UK Belize Association Conference, Oxford University, Oct 7th

The Belize UK Association held it’s annual conference at Oxford University’s Latin American Centre on October 7th.  Launchpad Consulting’s David Gomez presented on his work on the role of economic diplomacy in the Belize territorial dispute. Esteemed presenters  included Dr.  Victor-Bulmer Thomas  of the University of London, discussing Belize in the British newspaper archives,  Dr. Dylan Vernon, Embassy of Belize-Belgium, on Multi-ethnicity and political parties in Belize, Dr. Neil Stuart, University of Edinburgh, on developing community business in Belize to improve local livelihoods in Toledo, and Perla Perdomo, Belize’s High Commission for Belize in London, on Belize UK relations.  The gathering provided for a rich exchange on issues of importance to Belize’s development, stellar opportunities for networking and relationship building, and an agenda for ongoing diaspora support.