Who We Are
The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce supports, promotes, and protects community and business success by being a catalyst for positive change. It was established in 1965 by 10 visionary business and civic leaders representing the various districts in the Cayman Islands. Their objectives remain true to this day: To promote and protect Cayman businesses and ensure that their voice is heard within Government. Today it is an independent organization representing over 600 members and a workforce of approximately 20,000.
Over the years, the scope of the Chamber’s activities has expanded by establishing programmes that help build a solid foundation and dependable framework for sustainable future growth in all areas: education, infrastructural development, good governance and the maintenance of a vibrant economy that attracts investor confidence.
What We Do
Being a member connects you with 600+ members who share the same vision of supporting promoting and protecting. But it also connects to a much wider international network through our membership Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and the International Chamber of Commerce. Being a member means being connected to the most influential and longest established business association in the world.
We represent our members through the Chamber’s Advocacy Programme From the smallest retailer to an international brand, we ensure that the playing field is level for every member
As your business advocate, the Chamber is an independent policy voice that represents business before all elected representatives. Its regular member surveys and advocacy events are designed to let every business, large or small, have a say.
Progress through partnerships – our affiliates
We work closely in partnership with many organizations, including many non – profit organizations, schools, and the police to help achieve our goals and develop effective policies. We collaborate with all the other business organizations in the Cayman Islands spread between tourism, financial services, and construction and development, and closely liaise with all government agencies, because we recognize the strengths of working together.
Meet The Staff
Immediate Past President
Consultant, Kensington Management Group Ltd. – Mike Gibbs
Chamber President – Nelson Dilbert
Owner/Distiller, Cayman Spirits Company
President-Elect – Joanne Lawson
Chief of Staff, Dart Enterprises Ltd.
Treasurer – Colin Robinson
Director, Strategic Risk Solutions, Cayman Islands
President-Elect – Joanne Lawson
Treasurer – Colin Robinson
Vice President – Omari Corbin
Secretary – David Johnson,
Managing Director, Corporate Electric Ltd.
Immediate Past President – Shomari Scott, Director of Business Development, Health City.
Kendra Foster – Managing Partner, Ocorian Law (Cayman) Ltd.
Steve Bramwell – Owner, Artech Ltd.
Matthew Adam CPA – Director, Cayman Crystal Caves
Sarah Hobbs – Vice President and Country Head, Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd.
Dan DeFinis – Chief Executive and Engineering Officer, Davenport Development
Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce Unit 4-107, Governors Square, West Bay Road
P.O. Box 1000, Grand Cayman KY1-1102, Cayman Islands
Tel: +1 (345) 949-8090
Link to Commerce Matters
FAQ – get quick answers to common questions
If you have questions contact Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce – Fill out a contact form here and we’ll be in touch.
The Cayman Islands offers business owners, entrepreneurs, and prospective residents excellent opportunities for economic and personal development. Breath-taking scenery combined with first-class hospitality makes it an attractive destination for businesspersons and migrating individuals alike.
People from all over the world are attracted by the quality of life that is offered to both young professionals and those with families. Schools are of excellent quality and the dining, shopping, sporting and leisure facilities are varied and plentiful.
The Cayman Islands also offers world class diving, surrounded by intricate coral reef and exciting wrecks which have combined to make the jurisdiction a firm favourite with the international diving community.
Investing or starting a business
The Cayman Islands sits at a unique convergence of a number of different and equally important attributes that make the jurisdiction so conducive to providing world class financial services and offering a top quality, dynamic and diverse tourism product.
It has a stable Government, is linked to Britain as a British Overseas Territory, has a legal framework based upon English Law, benefits from a tax neutral status and enjoys a low crime rate when compared to other developed countries. Coupled with a highly developed infrastructure, the Cayman Islands is the ideal place in which to invest or set up a business. Many resources are available to help you set up a company here
Visiting, staying and relocating to the Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands offers a host of world-class accommodation and visitors can expect to find the perfect lodging to suit both lifestyle and budget requirements. Luxurious beachfront hotels, apartments and condominiums and guest houses are all readily available. Whether you’re looking for a quiet and secluded hideaway or an action-packed resort, you’ve come to the right place! From a seasoned diver to a family get-a-way, the Cayman Islands has something in store for you.
Looking for wind and waves, or an underwater adventure? You’ll find it all here, including: scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, submarine rides, windsurfing, jet-skiing, deep-sea fishing, and more! One of our Watersports Operators will be happy to take care of you.
Rent a car or a boat and take in the sights at your own pace. Wander through our National Museum, car museum and National Gallery for some time out of the sun. Maybe take in a round of golf then relax at one of our top-notch Spas.
Introduce yourself to the flora, fauna, wildlife and culture of Cayman by visiting The Cayman Turtle Farm, QEII Botanical Park, and Pedro St. James Castle, or feel free to simply sit on one of our pristine beaches with a drink in your hand.
When preparing your trip you might want to visit our events calendar (link to Events Calendar) there just might be a festival, a culinary event or a concert in store for you.
Travelling to the Cayman Islands has never been easier! With multiple airlines coming from multiple destinations you are sure to find your way here. Here is a helpful list of Airlines Serving the Cayman Islands. Our local airlines provide travel to and from Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.
By far the most convenient and easy method of land transportation is car rental. Many car rental agencies are located right at the airport, and most have pick up and drop off service to any hotel on the island. Taxis can be found at many busy locations, or booked.
A Local bus service is available that services the main routes through George Town, up West Bay Road (Seven Mile Beach area), and into West Bay. You will find clearly marked bus stops along most major roads.
Please visit Cayman Islands Airport Authority for flight schedules and travel information.
Requirements for visiting or staying
Every person arriving in the Cayman Islands is required to produce for inspection by an immigration officer a passport or some other valid document establishing their identity and nationality or place of permanent residence. Please visit our Department of Immigration for details on passport and visa requirements.
If you are planning to remain in the Cayman Islands for purposes other than a vacation, you should note the regulations on entry and contact one of our members who deal with Immigration requirements or the Cayman Islands Department of Immigration in advance of your travel if you have any questions.
Employment in the Cayman Islands is strictly regulated, and a work permit must be issued to any non-Caymanian person prior to beginning any type of labour. The Cayman Islands Department of Immigration website contains valuable information and answers to your queries.
Shopping & Dining
Diners can experience beach side lunches, sunset dinner cruises, waterfront casual and chic five-star dining. Whatever your culinary desires are, the Cayman Islands can serve it up with unsurpassed service in unforgettable settings. Find out more about places to eat here.
Visitors can browse through our duty-free shops downtown and along West Bay Road, showcasing everything from jewelry to perfume and leather to liquor. Take a leisurely stroll through Camana Bay then rest your feet while having lunch at one of our Fabulous Restaurants.
The Sister Islands
While Grand Cayman is the main commercial hub of the jurisdiction, the Sister Islands offer their own unique charm.
Cayman Brac is around 12 miles long, and about a mile wide and enjoys a terrain unlike Grand Cayman and Little Cayman as it is the only island to have a large central limestone outcrop rising along its length up to 140 feet above sea level at its eastern end, known as The Bluff (‘Brac’ is the Gaelic word for bluff).
Little Cayman is about 10 miles long and just a mile wide. It is probably one of the most peaceful places on earth the island is famous for its unparalleled dive sites such as Bloody Bay and Jackson’s Bight, both located on the north side of the island, and consistently ranked as some of the best in the world.