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Caribbean Investment Week an Opportunity for Ontario Companies

Through its Export Market Access program, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping Ontario companies access and expand their growth in foreign markets. The OCC is pleased to notify our network about the upcoming Caribbean Investment Week, from May 14-19, 2012 which will be held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.   Caribbean Investment Week is comprised of the Caribbean Investment Forum (May 14 to 15, 2012 ) and the Trade & Investment Convention (May 16 to 19, 2012).

These events are an opportunity for Ontario companies interested in expanding their reach into the region to learn about emerging market trends and business developments.  The Caribbean Investment Forum engages businesses from around in high level discussions and information-sharing on critical issues such as market access, investment financing, and key investment industries. Past participants have included Chairpersons, Board Members, CEOs, and CFOs of leading global companies, along with Heads of Government and Ministers

Caribbean Trade and Investment Week also brings together manufacturers, service providers, investors, exporters, and buyers at a multi-sectoral Trade & Investment Convention. This year the Convention is encouraging the participation of companies from the following sectors:  paper and printing, packaging and labeling, plastics and rubber products, health care and pharmaceuticals, tourism, financial and insurance services, agriculture, food and beverage, engineering, electronics, telecommunications, energy and energy related products, maritime industry, yachting and several others.

The Caribbean Community is an established market for Canadian goods, services and investors. In 2010, two-way trade between Canada and the region amounted to $2.4 billion.  The Canadian government is currently in the process of negotiating a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the region known as CARICOM. The Agreement is expected to benefit Canadian companies through enhanced market access and a more secure and predictable environment.

To obtain further information or register for the above mentioned events, please visit the following links:

Additional questions may be referred to Cindy Shivani Maharaj at the High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at 613-232-2418 ext. 22 or secondsec@ttmissions.com.


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