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
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.
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.