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4TH CARIFORUM-EU BUSINESS FORUM – BUILDING STRONGER PARTNERSHIPS IN A DYNAMIC GLOBAL ECONOMY
September 26, 2019

13:00 -14:00 Registration

14:00 – 14:40 Opening Remarks

• Mr. Anthony Bradshaw, Officer in Charge, Caribbean Export Development Agency

• Dr. Axel Klaphake, Head of the Division, Economic and Social Development, Digitalisation, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

• Dr. Heike Kathrin Litzinger, Head of the Trade Policy Division, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

14:40 – 15:00 Featured Address

Dr. Erja Askola, Deputy Head of Unit DG Trade, Unit D2 Economic Partnership Agreements, Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Countries, Overseas Countries and Territories, European Commission

15:00 – 16:30 Strengthening CARIFORUM-EU Trade and Investment

The findings of a study commissioned by Caribbean Export on the experiences of CARIFORUM firms that have exported goods and services to Europe and of those investors in Europe and the Caribbean, who have taken advantage of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, will be presented. This review will provide the basis for a discussion on the challenges that remain and the requirements to strengthen trade and investment relations.
Presenter and Moderator: Mr. Damie Sinanan, Manager, Competitiveness & Export Promotion, Caribbean Export


Panellists:
Her Excellency Joy-Ann Skinner, Ambassador of Barbados to the Kingdom of Belgium and Germany
Dr. Erja Askola, Deputy Head of Unit DG Trade, Unit D2 Economic Partnership Agreements, Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Countries, Overseas Countries and Territories, European Commission

Mr. Ronald Ramjattan, Chief Executive Officer, Baron Foods Ltd.
Ms. Amanda Perdono, Marketing Director, Travellers Liquors Ltd. And representative of West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers´ Association (WIRSPA)
Ms. Allyson Francis, Services Specialist, Caribbean Export Development Agency

16:30 – 17:30 Building Stronger Partnerships between CARIFORUM and the EU at the Private Sector Level

Developing strategic partnerships and building strong networks globally to expand the market reach of Caribbean products is one of the objectives of Caribbean Export. The CARIFORUM-EU EPA provides a framework for engaging with potential partners in Europe. This session will allow our European partners to discuss opportunities for collaboration with the Caribbean.

Moderator: Mr. Manuel Neumann, Regional Manager, Lateinamerika Verein e.V. (LAV)

Panelists:
Mr. Dietrich Guichard, Chief Executive Officer, exporTT Limited, Trinidad & Tobago*

Dr. Leonor von Limburg, Manager, GIZ Global Project: Supporting Sustainability Aspects in the Implementation of the EPA -Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Ms. Bienvenue Angui, Director, Francophone-German Entrepreneurial Network and Managing Director, African-German Entrepreneurial Network, Mittelstand Alliance, Africa, BVMW

17:30 – 17:45 Authentic Caribbean Trade Show Overview and Launch of the Caribbean´s B2B Portal

Presenter: Ms. JoEllen Laryea, Senior Advisor – PR & Marketing, Caribbean Export Development Agency

17:45 – 18:00 Closing Remarks

Mr. Damie Sinanan, Manager – Competitiveness & Export Promotion, Caribbean Export Development Agency

18:00 – 19:00 Networking Reception

THE AUTHENTIC CARIBBEAN TRADESHOW
September 27, 2019

09:45 – 10:00 Official Opening of the Authentic Caribbean Tradeshow and Ribbon Cutting

• The Honourable Oliver Joseph, Minister for Trade, Industry, Cooperatives & CARICOM Affairs, Grenada
• Mr. Anthony Bradshaw, Officer in Charge, Caribbean Export Development Agency

10:00 – 13:00 Invest in the Caribbean

Join us for presentations on the Region’s priority sectors for investment, namely, agri-business, renewable energy, hotel and resort development and outsourcing.

  • Presenting the Caribbean – Ms.Tessa Jacques, President, Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA)

  • Session 1 – Investment Opportunities in the Hotel and Agri-Business Sectors

Presenters:

  • Mr. Frank Comito, President, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA)
  • Mr. Vassel Stewart, President, Caribbean Agribusiness Association (CABA)
  • Session 2 – Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Outsourcing

Presenters:

  • Mr. Jerry Butler, Chairman, Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF)
  • Mr. Sebastian Tickle, Group COO, itelbpo
  • Mr. Stephan Fricke, Board Member, The German Outsourcing Association

Closing Remarks – Ms. Tessa Jacques, President, Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA)

10:00 – 12:00 The Caribbean Cultural & Creative Industries

Moderator: Ms. Allyson Francis, Services Specialist – Caribbean Export Development Agency

Panellists:

  • Mr. Jerome Hamilton, Managing Director, Headline Entertainment, Jamaica
  • Ms. Camille Selvon Abrahams, Programme Coordinator, Animation Studies, University of Trinidad and Tobago and Director, Animae Caribe Festival

12:00 – 13:00 Agro-Processing Master Class And Caribbean Kitchen Cooking Show

Chef Troy Lopez, RosaColeta Restaurant, Berlin

14:00 – 15:00 Nutraceuticals Master Class

Dr. Damian Cohall, Senior Lecturer, Pharmacology
Deputy Dean (Pre-clinical), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

15:00 – 16:30 Rum Master Class Mr. Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador

DISCOVER THE CARIBBEAN!
September 28, 2019 – 10:00 -18:00hrs

  • Come and enjoy a Caribbean experience in the heart of Frankfurt.
  • Learn how to cook Caribbean style food.
  • Take in Caribbean short films and animation screenings.
  • Sample rums from across the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy live music from some of the Caribbean’s leading artists.

10:30 – 16:00 Caribbean Film Screenings

Films:
MIKAYLA’S ADVENTURES (Guyana)
BATTLE DREAM CHRONICLES: A NEW BEGINNING (Martinique)
BAZODEE (Trinidad and Tobago / USA)
LIQUID GOLD (Barbados)

10:30 – 11:30 Spice it Up! – CARIBBEAN KITCHEN COOKING SHOW with Chef Troy Lopez, RosaCaleta – Berlin

13:30 – 14:30 Spice it Up! – CARIBBEAN KITCHEN COOKING SHOW with Chef Troy Lopez, RosaCaleta – Berlin

14:00 – 15:00 RUM TASTING with IAN BURRELL, THE GLOBAL RUM AMBASSADOR

16:00 – 17:00 RUM TASTING with IAN BURRELL, THE GLOBAL RUM AMBASSADOR

13:30 – 14:00 Caribbean Rhythm & Vibes Music Showcase

BelO (Haiti), Buggy Nkente (Barbados), Kenyo Baly (St.Maarten) Marwin Bless (Barbados), Peter Ram (Barbados)

15:00 – 16:00 Caribbean Rhythm & Vibes Music Showcase

Nkira (Curacao), Tabitha (Barbados), LA Rose (Trinidad and Tobago) SumeRR (Jamaica), Shanta Prince (Barbados)

17:00 – 18:00 Caribbean Rhythm & Vibes Music Showcase

Pretty Boy Worldwide Artists Tour Final Show featuring Blvckhaze and Ari Lopez!

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Why you should attend…

  • Meet leading suppliers from the Caribbean
  • Reduce sourcing costs
  • Buy directly from producers
  • Explore new opportunities for trade with the Caribbean
  • Take advantage of the EU-Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the Caribbean and source authentic Caribbean products and services.