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Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York



CaribPR Wire, Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations?

These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference. This premier event will feature the Honorable Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th Street, New York, NY.

Trinidad and Tobago is ranked #1 for cost effectiveness in the Caribbean and Central America (fDi Intelligence, 2013) and boasts of a strategic location below the hurricane belt, which augers well for bulk trans-shipment, fewer business disruptions and uninterrupted power. Strong trade relations with USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, CARICOM, Colombia and Europe provide local businesses with easy market access to over 1 billion consumers globally.

The conference will focus on Trinidad & Tobago’s competitive advantages as a business location. It will include panels of experts and business leaders from Trinidad & Tobago and the United States to discuss the country’s advancements in economic diversification, foreign investment, foreign policy, energy, competitiveness and innovation.

Government officials already confirmed at the event include:

  • Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath – Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications.
  • Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie – Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.
  • Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine – Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.

The media is invited to cover this event and arrange interviews through InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the national investment promotion agency. InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago is an integral part of the Government’s diversification strategy and serves as the first point of contact for investors seeking opportunities in all of the country’s targeted sectors.  The company provides full service facilitation for all incoming investment projects.

InvesTT representatives Mrs. Racquel Moses, President and Mr. Shyamal Chandradathsingh – Vice President, Investor Sourcing will be there to meet with interested parties.

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Prime Minister of Curacao to Address Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Daniel Hodge, the Prime Minister of Curacao is set to address Defence IQ’s Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security Summit (CABSEC) on the 12 – 14 March 2013 in Curacao:

The participants including ambassadors, defence ministers, senior government officials, chiefs of navies, defence staff and coast guards involved in regional and hemispheric security will discuss maritime security priorities and enforcement requirements for the region:

With the European Union drawing up its Joint EU-Caribbean strategy, the USA strengthening security along this major drug route and Brazil and other Latin American nations increasing efforts to secure this crucial export route, CABSEC comes at an important time for maritime security in the region. Solutions to the regions’ maritime security challenges and funding streams will also be under discussion.

Senior officials will attend the CABSEC Summit including:

  • H.E. Mario Zamora Cordero, the Minister for Public Security of Costa Rica
  • H.E. Ambassador Larry Palmer, the U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean
  • H.E. Ambassador Robert Kopecky, the Head of Delegation of the EU to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories
  • H.E. Ambassador Adam Blackwell, Secretary of Multidimensional Security, Organization of American States
  • H.E. Lucita Moeniralam, the Netherlands Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago
  • Vice Admiral Edwin Dominici, Chief of Staff, The Navy of the Dominican Republic
  • Lieutenant General Guy Thibault , Chair of Inter-American Defence Board (IADB), Organization of American States
  • Major General Kenrick Maharaj, Chief of Defence Staff, Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
  • Major General Richard Foster, Deputy Commander (Continental), Canadian Joint Operations Command
  • Major General Rene Osorio, Chief of Joint Staff, Armed Forces of Honduras

The CABSEC Summit includes a dedicated focus day on Counter-Narcotics, providing international perspectives on tackling the illicit traffic in narcotics and its global implications.

CABSEC will be attended by industry leaders and businesses with solutions to enhance coastal surveillance and maritime security. Sponsors include Damen Shipyards, Aerodata AG, Beechcraft Corporation, Venezuelan firm Aviaservice; Spanish defence giant Indra Sistemas, Swedish defence and security company Saab and Swedish Space Corporation, fastest-growing Canadian defence contractor Provincial Aerospace, along with Alphatron, Esri, OCEA and Pon Power and Caterpillar.


CABSEC: 12 – 14 March, Curacao.

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