03 Sep, 2015
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), will host their inaugural Caribbean Investment Summit on September 10, 2015 at the Courthouse Hotel, London, UK.
Focusing on 3 key industry sectors; renewable energy, business process outsourcing (BPO) and niche tourism, the Summit is set to provide a unique opportunity for the Caribbean to position its ‘shovel ready projects’ and investment propositions to potential investors from the UK and Europe.
The Caribbean has experienced a long history of foreign investment which has contributed to its development. The region is world renowned as a mecca for tourism and the winter playground for the world’s rich and famous but there is so much more to the Caribbean beyond tourism. Opportunities in renewable energy and the business process outsourcing sectors will be highlighted at the Summit, along with niche tourism opportunities. Over 100 high net worth individuals and investors are pegged to gather next week for the Summit where projects will be unveiled that are ready to receive investment.
Featured at the Summit will be a keynote address from the HE the Honourable Perry Christie, Prime Minister of the Bahamas. The Summit will also see strong support from the Financial Times who will MC the opening plenary and host the reception in the afternoon of the 10th, featuring an awards ceremony for the Caribbean winners of fDiMagazine’s Caribbean and Central American Countries of the Future 2015. The event promises to be a resounding success for the Caribbean with the attraction of new investment projects to the region. Caribbean Export and CAIPA already have their eyes set on the US market with a similar event planned for early 2016 when they ramp up activities to increase FDI flows into the Caribbean.