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Caribbean Export is seeking the professional services of a consultant whose primary goal will be to secure the participation of 300 delegates in the Outsource to the Caribbean Conference & Expo (OCC) scheduled for 25 – 29 March 2019 in Curacao, to include potential investors, Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) of the Caribbean, BPO connectors, telecommunications firms, training institutions, site selection advisers and influencers and other service providers focused on delivering services to the sector. The event will cover a training seminar, Conference and Expo with sponsorship opportunities for partners.

Background

Under the 10th EDF, Caribbean Export in collaboration with CAIPA developed the Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (RIPS) with one of the main priority sectors for joint promotion of the Caribbean being the Outsourcing Sector. The promotion of the sector began in late 2015 and continued into 2016 with outward missions to target markets such as the UK, Mexico and the USA. In 2016, data on the outsourcing sector in the Caribbean was collected and work on defining the region’s value proposition began in earnest with the development of a promotional booklet on the sector in the region, developed with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank. The priority sectors for the Caribbean that have been identified are: Contact Centers; Finance and Accounting; Human Resources Outsourcing; Legal Process Outsourcing; and Shared Services.

The continued promotion of the outsourcing sector is envisioned under the 11th EDF with the hosting of a promotional event in Curacao on 25 to 29 March 2019 with training sessions scheduled for 26-27 March, 2019 and an Expo and Conference scheduled for 28-29 March, 2019. The hosting of the event will realize the following goals:

  • Secure the participation of 300 delegates to the Conference and Expo with participation in pre-Conference training sessions;
  • Create an opportunity for potential investors to learn more about the investment opportunities in the Caribbean, showcasing the region’s value proposition in the outsourcing sector;
  • Provide an opportunity for the outsourcing sector in the Caribbean to connect with industry peers, building a network in the region that will allow for the forging of new business associations; and
  • Create a platform for public and private sector dialogue on issues related to the outsourcing sector, of interest to all stakeholders.

It is within this vein that the contracting of an event management firm is being considered to secure sponsorships and participation in the training sessions, Conference and Expo, of delegates who are interested in the proposition of the Caribbean as an Outsourcing destination.

Submission

Interested parties are required to download the full terms of reference and submit a technical and financial proposal to Christopher McNair, Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion at [email protected] copied to Suzette Hudson, Snr. Advisor, Investment Promotion at [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is 4:30pm Barbados Time on 24 August 2018

Download the full terms of reference here.

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