T&T Business Forum ends successfully at Expo 2020 Dubai

T&T Business Forum ends successfully at Expo 2020 Dubai

Business opportunities for investment and export were presented to participants of Expo 2020 Dubai at a business forum co-hosted by InvesTT and exporTT on March 10th. The event titled, ‘A Shortlist Location for Trade & Investment in the Caribbean Region’ saw presentations from InvesTT, exporTT, Tourism Trinidad Limited, Tobago Tourism Agency Limited and the Tobago House of Assembly. The feature address was delivered by Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry via pre-recording while His Excellency Vishnu Dhanpaul, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was on hand to address participants.

Also addressing the forum via pre-recording, Franka Costelloe - Chairman of InvesTT emphasized the IPA’s eagerness to assist investors in the setup or expansion of their business operations to Trinidad and Tobago stating, “Our investment experts will assist you throughout your decision-making process, guide you at every stage in implementing your investment project in the country and provide you with aftercare services once you are established to ensure business success.”

Pramilla Ramdahani, Vice President of Investments at InvesTT went on to share the investment opportunities available across the sectors of BPO, Industrial Maritime, Logistics & Distribution, Manufacturing & Assembly and Agro-Processing in addition to real estate spaces available at eTecK’s Tamana InTech Park, Phoenix Park Industrial Estate and Moruga Agro-processing and Light Industrial Park.

Speaking in Dubai on the outcomes of the event Dhanraj Harrypersad, General Manager Client Services at exporTT stated, “The Business Forum allowed us to capitalize on all the awareness provided through the Pavilion's presence at the Expo 2020 Dubai for the last few months, by enabling us to present the business opportunities available in Trinidad and Tobago in tourism, investment and exports. Getting the information out that Trinidad and Tobago is open for business was an important part of converting our investment in time and effort into Expo 2020 Dubai thus far into hard business."

The tourism offerings for growing the tourism product on both islands were showcased by Louis Lewis, CEO of Tobago Tourism Agency Limited and Watson Duke, Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. Clifford Hamilton, Chairman of Trinidad Tourism Limited made his contribution via pre-recording.

Sekou Alleyne, President of InvesTT, was positive in his outlook for the engagement generated at the Forum. “We look forward to an uptick in business interests from the United Arab Emirates markets coming out of the Expo and we hope to capitalize upon every opportunity to position Trinidad and Tobago as the ideal investment destination in the Caribbean region.”

The event ended with an invitation for participants to explore the abundant opportunities in Trinidad and Tobago as the business destination of the Caribbean region and encouragement to interact with members of the T&T delegation at the follow-up cocktail reception. Guests were also invited to attend the Trinidad and Tobago National Day which was held at the Expo on March 11th.

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