(World Bank, 2020)
CAIPA To Host Caribbean Investment Forum in Dubai
14 Mar 2022
On March 22, 2022, the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) will be hosting a Caribbean Investment Forum in Dubai to promote the opportunities available within the region. The Caribbean offers significant opportunities in key sectors such as hi-tech agribusiness and renewable energy - two sectors that have rapidly grown in the UAE. “There is a natural synergy between the UAE and Caribbean countries in our focus on renewable energy, advancing technology and sustainable growth. Through this investment forum we will be demonstrating the advantages to UAE companies and investors of expanding into the Caribbean,” said Suzette Hudson, Senior Advisor, Investment Promotion at Caribbean Export Development Agency.
The delegation will be led by the President of Guyana, His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali. He will be joined by Mr. Deodat Maharaj, Executive Director of Caribbean Export Development Agency and Ms. Annette Mark, President of CAIPA. You can register here.
What will be covered during the Caribbean Investment Forum in Dubai?
Investment Promotion Agencies and industry experts will present information on the Caribbean’s business environment, highlighting opportunities in key sectors and presenting available investment opportunities. Covered topics include the:
- Business climate in the Caribbean
- Growth projections for the region
- Caribbean’s value proposition
- Priority sectors and reasons to invest in them
- Available opportunities to invest in agritech, renewable energy and tourism
- Logistics & transportation
- Haiti/Dominican Republic’s border zone opportunities
- Opportunities to work with small businesses
Agenda for the Caribbean Investment Forum in Dubai
The investment forum will take place at the five-star Hotel Raffles Dubai on Sheikh Rashid Road.
9:00 - 10:00 Flavors of the Caribbean, Coffee and Networking
Caribbean Investment Opportunities video will be played
Master of Ceremonies Dr. Damie Sinanan, Manager, Caribbean Export Development Agency
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Session
10:30 - 11:15 Session 1 - Doing Business in the Caribbean
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break and Photo Session
11:30 - 12:15 Session 2 - Caribbean Investment Opportunities
12:15 - 1:00 Session 3 - Caribbean Investment Opportunities
1:00 - 1:15 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing between Caribbean Export and Dubai Chamber of Commerce
1:15 - 1:30 Closing Remarks
1:30 - 4:00 Flavours of the Caribbean, Lunch and Networking Session