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For Immediate Release

Title: Turks & Caicos Premier For Invest Caribbean Now 2013


Turks & Caicos Premier, Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing.

Turks & Caicos Premier, Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Feb. 22, 2013:  Recently-elected Turks & Caicos Premier, Hon. Dr. Rufus Ewing, will showcase investment opportunities in the economically vibrant territory, at the third annual Invest Caribbean Now Forum, presented by luxury real estate company Avalon Partners, on June 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Radisson Martinique Hotel in New York City.

The definitive investment event, aimed at educating U.S. investors about the viability and diversity of investing in the last emerging market on earth, is organized by award-winning digital media solutions company, Hard Beat Communications, in conjunction with the governmental regional tourism grouping, the Caribbean Tourism Organization during Caribbean Week in New York City each June.

This year it will feature Premier Ewing along with his Finance Minister, Washington Misick, spotlighting on TCI. Both will showcase the myriad of opportunities available in the British-dependent territory, whose GDP has shown a consistent uptick in recent years.

Premier Ewing is part of an exciting agenda of the Avalon-presented forum, which will be more expansive and longer this year, with a broader focus from panels on the Caribbean and investment opportunities there, to invited exhibitors from the regional arms of the various investment agencies as well as other companies.

In commenting on his participation, Premier Ewing said: “I am delighted to be a part of the Third Annual Invest Caribbean Now Forum. This forum will give investors an opportunity to see and hear first-hand investment opportunities which are paramount to both our investors and our Beautiful by Nature Turks and Caicos Islands.”

Grace Lappin, managing partner of Avalon Partners, Ltd., and Tropical Destinations Expert for The Language of Luxury, said: “The Company is proud to spotlight on TCI this year, one of the countries in the emerging market of the Caribbean that is ripe with tremendous investment potential.”

Additionally, the forum will feature:

1: An address on The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, (FATCA) & The Caribbean, by a deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury

2:  Investing In The Caribbean Stock Exchanges – The Case Of Jamaica, by head of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mrs. Marlene Street-Forrest

3: Alan Loewenstein of Wedgewood Capital

4: Two panels on Development, Tourism, and Beyond TCI.

Media partners for ICN 2013 are: One Caribbean Television, The PR Newswire, CaribPR Wire,  News Americas Now, South Florida Caribbean, Caribseek, Antigua Tribune, Bahamas Spectator, Barbados Gazette, British Caribbean News, Caribbean ET Roundup, Caribbean Financials, Cuba Chronicle, Dominica Gazette, Dominican Republic Post, Dutch Caribbean News, French Caribbean News, Grenada Chronicle, Guyana Inquirer, Haiti Gazette, Jamaica Inquirer, Puerto Rico Tribune, St. Kitts Gazette, St. Lucia Chronicle, St. Vincent Tribune and Trinidad Tribune.

For partnership and special sponsorship/branding opportunities log on to the sponsorship section of investcaribbeannow.com/ or email Joe Bernstein at joe@investcaribbeannow.com. Delegates can now register for early bird rates at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7phqhyn6&oeidk=a07e6oz57kp0f880fbe

Supplementary information on the event can be found on the event’s pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/invest.caribbean and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/InvestingCarib.

About Invest Caribbean Now

The Invest Caribbean Now forum is the brainchild of Persaud, whose goal is to boost U.S. investors’ interest and investment in the region of her birth. Since its inaugural year, the event has earned rave reviews  and secured significant media coverage for its high powered attendees and presentations from top panelists, including: Wendell Dave Dowrich, vice president, Goldman Sachs; David Brillembourg, founder, chairman & chief executive officer, Brilla Group; Martin Mohabeer, managing director, Spackman Group and CEO of Spackman Capital; President and co-founder of Solamon Energy Corp, Jay Yeo; chairman and managing director of Blue Equity, LLC., Jonathan S. Blue and Lisa Lake, head of The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship – Caribbean.