Investors interested in Trinidad and Tobago

Investors interested in Trinidad and Tobago

3rd November, 2021: “Stable infrastructure, technical and digital savvy people, a central location, easy access to the USA & Canada for the leadership team”... these, among other variables were listed as the major advantages of operating in Trinidad and Tobago by Dustin Fleming, Senior Vice President of iQor, at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Forum.

iQor, a Florida-based call center with two branches operating in Trinidad and a third on the way, was one of the major companies featured on Day 1 of the Trinidad and Tobago Virtual Investment Forum, 2nd November, 2021. Other featured panelists included John Hadad - Group Co-CEO, HADCO Ltd, Andrea Davis - Country Manager DHL Trinidad and Tobago Ltd and Ashley Parasram, Founder, TT Fine Cocoa Ltd. The discussion, entitled Investment Expansion in Trinidad and Tobago, was moderated by Dr. Damie Sinanan - Manager Competitiveness and Export Promotion at the Caribbean Export Development Agency, the company which co-hosted the Investment Forum with InvesTT Limited.

The two- day virtual Investment Forum was attended by 267 persons worldwide who were provided with some insight into Trinidad and Tobago’s investment landscape and business opportunities. Whilst Day 1 provided an overview, Day 2 provided the details and success stories from a mixture of local industry leaders and existing foreign investors in areas of Hotel Development, BPO, Manufacturing, Creative Industries, Fintech, Maritime & Logistics, and Agro-Processing.

The parallel panel discussions attracted an average of 40 business persons in each session. Cliff Hamilton, Chairman Tourism Trinidad Limited, a panelist in the Hotel Development session stated “Trinidad and Tobago has one of the most liberal incentive programs in the Caribbean. It goes all the way down to every aspect of the hotel eco system.” The session was attended by close to 71 attendees.

According to Sekou Alleyne, President InvesTT- “interest was high amongst the participants in all sessions which were engaging and interactive. Trinidad and Tobago is clearly top of mind for investors as many of them asked questions about current opportunities, incentives and available real estate for industrial operations. We will be following up with them post event to ensure that they receive information pertinent to their investment decision process.”

The virtual Trinidad and Tobago Investment Forum is one in a series of investment-related events which have been hosted by InvesTT Limited during 2021. Previous webinars held included a virtual tour of e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate in July and more recently The China-Trinidad and Tobago Cooperation Forum which was co-hosted with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Trinidad and Tobago.

Sekou Alleyne presents during the Manufacturing/ Renewable Energy panel discussion on Day 2.