Savvy Investors Urged To Get In Now Before The Next Caribbean Boom

May 20, 2013, 09:21 ET from Invest Caribbean Now

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.

Tickets at US$185 are available through May 24th at

The coveted Leadership Award will be presented to Royal Caribbean International.

Invest Caribbean Now is organized annually by The Caribbean Tourism Organization and digital media solutions company, Hard Beat Communications, during Caribbean Week in New York.

The 2013 marquee sponsor is Avalon Partners along with gold sponsor, The Turks & Caicos Islands Investment Agency and bronze sponsor, One Caribbean Television.

SOURCE Invest Caribbean Now