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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

Caribbean Export Development Agency

European Commission

CARIFORUM Directorate, CARICOM Secretariat

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH

14:40 – 15:00 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

15:00 – 15:10 The Caribbean Story: Exporting to the EU

15:10 – 16:30 Strengthening CARIFORUM-EU Trade and Investment

How can we strengthen trade and investment relations between CARIFORUM and the EU? Join us for a presentation on the findings of a study commission by Caribbean Export on the experiences of CARIFORUM firms that have exported goods and services to Europe and also the experiences of investors in Europe and the Caribbean. With the CARIFORUM-EU EPA in place since 2008 this panel will explore the current challenges and what’s needed to strengthen trade and investment.

16:30 – 17:00 Building Stronger Partnerships

When it comes to developing trade between countries and regions building the right partnerships counts. Caribbean Export will sign MoU’s with key business support organisations in Europe.

17:00 – 17:15 Introducing the Authentic Caribbean Expo

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

17:30 – 18:00 Press Conference

18:00 – 19:00 Welcome Reception

THE AUTHENTIC CARIBBEAN EXPO
September 27, 2019 – 09:00hrs onwards

Connect with Caribbean suppliers. Over 60 companies from a range of sectors including sauces and condiments, rum, natural products and the creative industries.

Join a masterclass in a sector of interest and gain a deeper understanding on authentically produced Caribbean products.

Business to business meetings will be scheduled throughout the day.

09:00 – 10:00 (Suite) Music, Film, Animation: Caribbean creative industries connect

09:00 – 10:00 (Mezzanine) Mastering Caribbean Rum

10:30 – 11:30 (Main hall) Spice it up! Cooking Show

13:00 – 14:00 (Mezzanine) Unlock nature – A master class in using Caribbean natural products

14:30 – 17:00 (Mezzanine) Invest in the Caribbean

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.

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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.