News Americas, Tues. Sept. 16, 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 are set to be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the premier Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference which will feature the country’s Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th Street in New York City.
Other government officials already confirmed will 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 and Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine – Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.
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.
Trinidad and Tobago is ranked #1 for cost effectiveness in the Caribbean and Central America according to the fDi Intelligence report of 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.
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 on hand to meet with interested parties.
For more information on this event see https://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/sponsors/trinidad-tobago-investment-conference-agenda and for more information on Trinidad and Tobago’s investment offerings visit www.investt.co.tt.