InvesTT and CEDA collaborate to attract investors to T&T

InvesTT and CEDA collaborate to attract investors to T&T

All eyes are on economic recovery as InvesTT continues its work to attract investors to expand operations to the country or to invest in greenfield project opportunities in sectors targeted for growth.

Minister of Trade and Industry Senator the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon endorsed the collaboration of this country’s investment promotion agency, InvesTT and the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (CEDA) (Barbados) during a courtesy call made by CEDA’s Executive Director Mr. Deodat Maharaj on Wednesday 15th September. The two agencies will work together to execute a virtual Global Investment Forum during 2nd and 3rd November, 2021 which is expected to attract over 350 international business participants and generate investment leads in sectors such as Manufacturing, Maritime Services, Logistics and Distribution, Business Process Outsourcing, Agro-Processing, Hotel & Resort Development, ICT and Creative Industries. 

“The event will be a significant milestone in the midst of the unprecedented crisis of the pandemic which has taken a toll somewhat on the global investment landscape. Trinidad and Tobago has not been excluded from the negative impact on investor confidence caused by Covid-19 and it is our expectation that this Forum will help us to make some major strides towards regaining the momentum we experienced pre pandemic.”
Sekou Alleyne, President, InvesTT

Global Investment Forum

The Global Investment Forum will be launched to the media virtually on 29th September, 2021. The proposed agenda is set to include senior government officials as well as highly profiled local business magnates. Participants will also have the benefit of setting up business meetings before and after the event, thus providing the impetus for sustainable outcomes.

About CEDA

CEDA has also been taking considerable strides towards rebuilding the capacity of small and medium private enterprises in the Caribbean. The Agency recently made an open call for SMEs of regional member states, including Trinidad and Tobago, to submit applications under its Technical Assistance Programme (TAP). In this Programme, businesses within the region can receive a Grant of up to US$15,000 to be used in eligible areas of: Resource Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Digitalization of Business, Marketing and Promotions, Building Resilience, Purchase and Upgrade of Capital Goods, Certification, Capacity Building and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights. In order to qualify for the grant, applicants had to have met certain criteria to meet the July deadline.

About InvesTT

As Trinidad and Tobago’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) aligned to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, InvesTT is the first point of contact for investors seeking investment opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago.

We are committed to delivering an excellent standard of service to all potential and existing investors through our core business units which provide a range of services:

  • Delivery of key sector/industry information
  • Labour and real estate surveys
  • Value chain advisory
  • Site visit facilitation (including B2B meetings)
  • After care services (including issue resolution, opportunity identification and policy advocacy)

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