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Date:
22 Mar - 22 Mar, 2022
Time:
01:00:00 - 8:00 am
Venue:
Hotel Raffles Dubai
Duration:
9:00am- 4pm GMT +4 (Dubai time)
Details:

Discover opportunities to invest in the place everyone wants to visit – the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF2022) is a high-level event that will present a range of investment opportunities in AgTech, Hotel and Resort Development, Fintech, Logistics and Transportation.

Hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, in association with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) the CIF2022 will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the Expo Dubai and welcomes H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana as the official patron.

On March 22, 2022, delegates will hear first-hand from experienced Emirati investor how they’ve made success investing in the Caribbean and network with potential investors and financial institutions.  Those in attendance will get the opportunity to hear about the wealth of investment opportunities available to them in the Caribbean as well as engage with businesses.

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Agenda

9:00 am – 10:00 am — Flavors of the Caribbean Coffee and Networking Session

Caribbean Investment Opportunities video

Introduction  Mr. Farooq Cheema, CEO, Tablon Marketing

Master of Ceremonies  Dr. Damie Sinanan, Manager, Caribbean Export Development Agency

10:00 am – 10:30 am — Opening Session

Welcome remarks from Caribbean Export: Mr. Deodat Maharaj, Executive Director, Caribbean Export

Introduction of the keynote speaker: Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, CEO, GO-INVEST (Guyana)

Keynote address: His Excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

10:30 am – 11:15 am  Session 1 – Doing Business in the Caribbean

This session will focus attention on the business climate in the Caribbean, projections for growth, the value proposition of the Caribbean and priority sectors.

Moderator: Ms. Vanessa Tore, Director Foreign Economic Cooperation · Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao

Panelists:
– Ms. Annette Mark, President of the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies

– Mr. Daniel Best, Director of projects, Caribbean Development Bank

-Mr. Jeffery Brown, Loan Structuring and Syndications Specialist, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited

– Mr. Nigel Bennett, Partner and Attorney-at-law, Court Caribbean Law Practice

11:15 am – 11:30 am — Flavors of the Caribbean Coffee Break and Networking Session

11:30 am – 12:15 pm — Session 2 – Caribbean Investment Opportunities

Information on investing in strategic sectors in the Caribbean will be provided by sector experts. Information will include a profile of the sector, business opportunities in the sector, incentives, and specific projects will be highlighted. Sectors of focus for this session include: AgriTech, Renewable Energy and Hotel & Resort Developments.

Moderator: Dr. Leroy Almendarez, MBA · Executive Director at The Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

Speakers:

– Mr. Vassel Stewart, President, Caribbean Agribusiness Association

– Ms. Racquel Moses, Racquel Moses, UNFCCC Global Ambassador and Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator

– Mr. Muhammad Aftab Salim, Managing Director, Elevate Commercial Real Estate Inc.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm — Session 3 – Caribbean Investment Opportunities

Information on investing in strategic sectors in the Caribbean will be provided by sector experts. Information will include a profile of the sector, business opportunities in the sector, incentives, and specific projects will be highlighted. Sectors of focus for this session include Logistics & Transportation, Haiti/DR Border zone, and investment opportunities in the SMEs in the Caribbean

Moderator: Mr. Don Gittens, Manager, Jamaica Promotions Ltd.

Speakers:

– Mr. Darwin Telemaque, Chairman, Port Management Association of the Caribbean

– Mr. Leonel Naut, Deputy Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency

– Mr. Eric Guichard, CEO, Homestrings Inc

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm — MOU signing with a UAE Chamber

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm — Closing Remarks

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm — Flavors of the Caribbean Lunch and Networking Session