NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Foreign direct investment in the Caribbean is on the rise according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and savvy investors are being urged to learn about opportunities in this last emerging market on earth before the next boom.
The definitive Caribbean investment, Avalon Invest Caribbean Now forum, is the place to be this June 5th from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Radisson Martinique, 49 West 32nd Street in New York City to learn more about these opportunities from this market that is growing faster than Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to economists.
Speakers confirmed to attend include:
Anthony Eterno, U.S. State Department
Dr. Rufus Ewing, Premier Turks & Caicos Islands, (TCI)
Washington Misick, Finance Minister, Turks & Caicos Islands
Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Chairman, Caribbean Tourism Organization, (CTO) and Commissioner Tourism, USVI
Alan Lowenstein, managing director, Wedgewood Investment Group;
E. Jay Saunders, CEO, Digicel TCI
Heather Floissac, managing director, Belle Vue Properties Ltd
Brian Lilly, CEO, Lilly Broadcasting and One Caribbean Television
Adam Goldstein, president, Royal Caribbean International
Grace Lappin, managing director, Avalon Partners
Felicia Persaud, CMO, Hard Beat Communications
Government attendees include:
John Percy de Jongh, Jr, Governor, US Virgin Islands
Hubert Hughes, Chief Minister Anguilla
Senator Ricky Skerritt, Minister Tourism & International Transport, International Trade, Industry, St. Kitts
Lorne Theophilus, Minister Tourism, St. Lucia
Stephen Cadiz, Minister Tourism, Trinidad & Tobago
Orville London, Secretary of the House of Assembly, Tobago
Assemblyman Tracy Davidson-Celestine, Deputy Chief Secretary and Secretary Transportation, Tobago
Mark Brantley, Minister Tourism, Nevis
Nicolaas Sneek, Commissioner St. Eustatius
Private sector representatives set to attend include senior executives from JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Nomura, CIBC World Capital, Ibis Investments, Aegis Capital, Portfolio Credit Management Limited, DHL, Marriott International, Spackman Capital, Royal Caribbean International, One Caribbean Television, Avalon Partners, Digicel, TCI and Scotiabank TCI among others.
The coveted Leadership Award will be presented to Royal Caribbean International.
SOURCE Invest Caribbean Now