InvesTT to showcase Trinidad and Tobago opportunities at CIF 2022

InvesTT to showcase Trinidad and Tobago opportunities at CIF 2022

Caribbean Investment Forum

Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain

InvesTT is set to target regional and international investors at the upcoming Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF 2022) which takes place in Trinidad and Tobago during 8th to 11th November, 2022.

As the national investment promotion agency, InvesTT will be making its country pitch for foreign investment into selected sectors such as Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution, Maritime Services, Business Process Outsourcing, ICT, Renewable Energy and Agribusiness. The event falls squarely into the Agency’s mandate to support the Government’s economic diversification thrust through investment promotion and securing of investments. 

Transforming Caribbean economies

CIF 2022 is well-subscribed at this time as approximately 400 participants have registered to attend the largest business forum to be physically convened in Trinidad and Tobago since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus far, the majority represent private sector firms from 17 countries including CARICOM, Haiti, Dominican Republic, United States, India, South Africa, Rwanda, Ghana, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Thirteen investment promotion agencies from the Caribbean will also be seeking foreign direct investment at the event.

According to Sekou Alleyne, President InvesTT “We are excited to be a part of this significant Forum which will bring Caribbean economies together to attract foreign investments that have the potential to transform our economies. We have a united voice yet we are unique in our approach and the myriad of investment opportunities available on each island. It is an excellent way for a foreign investor to view the Caribbean as a whole and recognize how regional linkages can add value to his/her business model.”

At the end of Fiscal 2022 (30th Sept. 2022) InvesTT exceeded its investment goal by 111% with a value of TT$486.3Mn in total facilitated investments, 29% of which represented secured foreign investments in areas such as BPO and Logistics/Distribution.

“The Caribbean Investment Forum presents an ideal platform from which we can widen our investor outreach to increase investments, particularly in Manufacturing which is a sector of key focus going forward this Fiscal.” – Sekou Alleyne. 

InvesTT’s role at CIF 2022 also includes:

  • Airport meet & greet co-ordination
  • Site Visits for investors interested in visiting locations such as e TecK’s Phoenix Park Industrial Estate and Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park, Tamana InTech Park, PLIPDECO, Port Pt. Lisas, cocoa estate tours, Cove Tobago.
  • Panel Session with India Exim Bank moderated by Sekou Alleyne on 10th November.
  • Exhibition booth to receive questions from participants interested in doing business in T&T
  • An updated virtual Guide to Investing in Trinidad and Tobago which was launched at last year’s virtual Trinidad and Tobago Business Forum.
  • Business matchmaking for investors.
  • Assistance with media and communications.

Country Pitch: Trinidad and Tobago

Register here for virtual participation!

Thursday 11th November - Invest in Trinidad and Tobago