From July 10-12, 2024 the Caribbean Export Development Agency, in collaboration with the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the European Union, and the CARICOM Secretariat will host the 2024 Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF2024). The event will take place at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana.

CIF2024 will focus on three investment sectors:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Green Economy Transition
  • Digitalization of Business

Executive Director of Caribbean Export, Deodat Maharaj, said:

“People think of the Caribbean as being small, individual island states. Actually, together with the Dominican Republic, we have a market size of 30 million people, that’s one. Secondly, in the year 2019 before COVID, and we’re seeing the numbers return, we had over 32 million stay over tourist arrivals – this is non-cruise ship visitors. So, when you look at our market size, you’re looking at a market of 60 million. We have free trade agreements with Canada, with the United States of America, with that lucrative half a billion market in Europe, with Colombia, with Costa Rica, with Cuba. Take the Caribbean as a beachhead to access these markets as well. People who are here in Guyana, and viewing us from overseas and thinking about coming to the Caribbean Investment Forum, think size, think scale, think using the Caribbean as a beachhead to access fantastic new markets.”

CIF is designed to unlock potential investment opportunities within the Caribbean across several sectors. Its objectives are to: raise the visibility of the region as an investment destination; attract investment into the priority sectors identified with a focus on those needed to support the transition of the region to a greener and smarter economy; assemble the international investment community so that agreements can be forged on key priorities that will fast-track the region’s transition; and work towards attaining the sustainable development goals focused on poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, life on land and partnerships.

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