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The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI) is pleased to announce that the Annual Caribbean Lawrence Placide Services Go Global Award is now open to Caribbean nationals who have completed the Services Go Global training programme. Two winners will be awarded each year, one person from Trinidad and Tobago and one person from the Caribbean region.

The Award was named in honour of the first President of the TTCSI. Larry, as he was known by many, was a keen advocate for the development of the services sector nationally and regionally. He was the foremost authority on trade in services in the Caribbean region and was a strong believer in Caribbean integration.

The objective of the Award is to not only recognize high potential services providers, but also build the competencies of services exporters in the Caribbean, creating a cadre of service providers and firms that are position to expand their businesses.

The winners will receive coaching services funded by Caribbean Export and the European Union. This coaching will include one-on-one sessions with a certified trainer, towards the completion and implementation of the export plan submitted. In addition, B2B connections will be made in identified markets. Past winners of the T&T leg of the Award were Simone Sant (2019), Sian Cuffy – Young (2020) and Abiel Thomas (2020).

The criteria of eligibility of this Annual Award are:

  • Applicants must have completed the international certification training programme, ‘Services Go Global’ within the last two years.
  • Applicants must have prepared an Export Plan using the tools provided in the training programme.
  • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to export their services regionally and/or internationally.

Process

  • Submit your certificate that shows you have successfully completed the “Services Go Global” training programme.
  • Submit your export plan using the relevant templates to [email protected] by the September 20, 2021 at 4.00 pm AST.

Allyson Francis, Services Specialist, Caribbean Export stated that, “Our services sector is such a critical industry for the diversification of Caribbean trade and for our Region’s transformation. Our collaboration on this Award ensures the important step of implementation following completion of the SGG programme and it is the implementation that will really make a difference.

This announcement comes at an opportune time. In September with the support of Caribbean Export, we will host the graduation ceremony of over 200 graduates from more than seven Caribbean countries. Many of these graduates look forward to completing their export plans so that they have a chance to win this Award that within a short period has stimulated interest in the Services Go Global Programme,” shared Vashti Guyadeen, CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries.

Persons interested in applying for the Annual Caribbean Lawrence Placide SGG Award 2021 please contact:
Ms. Teliah Boodhram at the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries: email: [email protected] or call 1.868.717.3932