London Engage is all about repositioning the region and highlighting the amazing opportunities for growth and investment. In seeking to successfully do this, Caribbean Export in partnership with the ACP Business Climate (BIZClim) and the European Union (EU) will be hosting the 2nd CARIFORUM‐EU Business Forum in collaboration with the CARIFORUM Directorate, the CARICOM Secretariat, and Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Under the theme, “Making the CARIFORUM-‐EU Economic Partnership Agreement Work”, the main objectives of the Business Forum are to create awareness about the EPA and to promote business opportunities within sectors that are readily positioned to do business in the EU. The Forum is also designed to enhance the level of trade and investment between CARIFORUM States and the EU.
The initiative will take the form of three (3) Study Tours to the United Kingdom, Germany and France and culminate with the Business Forum within the UK where business persons and other will be given the opportunity to engage potential clients, investors, distributors and partners from Europe as well as with business representatives from Africa and the Pacific.
The sectors to be covered during the Forum are Manufacturing and Cultural Industries. Specific focus will be placed on agro‐processing, music, audiovisual, fashion and publishing.