Regional Business Forum set to unleash investment potential

   Regional Business Forum set to  unleash investment potential

Speakers at the upcoming CIF will include (left) Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Dr. Keith Rowley; (top row, from left) Caribbean Export Development Agency Executive Director Deodat Maharaj and Caribbean Community CARICOM Secretary General Dr. Carla Bennett; and (bottom row, from left) Ambassador of the EU to Trinidad and Tobago Peter Cavendish and Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Paula Gopee-Scoon.


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados--Global business leaders looking to invest in the Caribbean and connect with regional innovators and entrepreneurs will soon be gathering at the highly anticipated Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF 2022), according to a press release from Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export).

  The Forum, which takes place in Trinidad from November 8 to 11, will bring together more than 400 top-tier regional and international executives to explore over 20 investment projects in the key areas of AgTech, The Green Economy, Transportation and Logistics, and Digital Business, the release states.

  CIF 2022 attendees will meet with talented individuals and teams who are working on innovative, viable and cutting-edge projects that are ready to move into the next exciting phase of development.

  The inaugural Forum is the ideal platform for foreign-direct investors who are ready and willing to collaborate on programmes that will boost regional growth, create long-term jobs, and transform the Caribbean into a “Green-er and Smart-er” economy, according to the release.

  The three-day event will also include thought-provoking talks from an impressive cadre of speakers, including Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley and Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Paula Gopee-Scoon, states Caribbean Export, adding that they will be joined by “several world-class presenters”, including Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat,  Wamkele Mene, Founding Managing Partner at Celesta Capital, Dr. Nicholas Brathwaite, JetBlue Ventures’ Managing Director of Operations & Partnerships, Stephen Snyder and Executive Director of Invest SVG, Annette Mark. Some of the topics being examined are “Financing for investment”, “ICT and digital business” (ICT being information and communications technology), and “Private sector engagement for Caribbean transformation”. There will also be roundtables, panel discussions, site visits and mix-and-mingle networking opportunities.

  CIF 2022 is being hosted by Caribbean Export with support from the European Union, the government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Community CARICOM, the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies.

  To book a place at the Caribbean Investment Forum, visit, the release concludes.

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