NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013 Avalon Invest Caribbean Now Forum, the definitive Caribbean investment conference founded in 2011 by the Caribbean-born, U.S.-based CMO of Hard Beat Communications, Felicia Persaud, concluded in the financial capital of the world, NYC, on June 5th to rave reviews.
"I was impressed by the strong interest in Caribbean investments and the rich diversity of the attendees and participants," said Miguel Reyna, director of Port Developments & Asset Management at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a presenter at the forum and representative of the coveted 2013 'ICN Corporate Leadership Award' winner.
"Becoming the principal sponsor for ICN in 2013 was a natural next step for Avalon. Through our sponsorship, we were able to achieve greater brand recognition across the geographic areas within which we work," added ICN's marquee sponsor, Dr. Grace Lappin, managing partner of Avalon Partners, Ltd.
"The Invest Caribbean Now conference has quite rightly, become a highly anticipated event for members of the Caribbean's public and private sector and for investors who are interested in taking advantage of the Caribbean's very friendly investment climate," commented Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Commissioner of tourism of the USVI, Beverly Nicholson Doty.
"The Invest Caribbean Conference was a marvellous opportunity and offers unique insights, networking and doing more and new business in this region," said Managing Director and Global Institutional Consultant at Merrill Lynch, Janine Lee Craane, while Valance Williams, vice president, at Aegis Capital commented: "ICN was very meaningful to me."
"The ICN Conference was a unique opportunity to meet high level representatives from the Caribbean," stated Melvin Manchau, CEO of Frontier Markets Capital while Homero JF Radway of One More Hill, noted: "ICN helped us connect with potential partners for our next project in Jamaica."
Minister of International Trade, Industry & Commerce of St. Kitts & Nevis, Ricky Skerritt, added: "I'm proud of the growth and improved focus on doing business in the Caribbean that I witnessed this year."
Over two hundred delegates attended ICN 2013 which was sponsored by Avalon Partners, Ltd; Hard Beat Communications, The Caribbean Tourism Organization, The Turks & Caicos Islands Investment Agency; Royal Caribbean Cruise, Ltd; One Caribbean Television, The Chinese American Business Development Center and the American Chinese Commerce Development Association.
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SOURCE Invest Caribbean Now