Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, July 4th, 2018 – Invest Turks and Caicos is pleased to announce the Agency’s attendance at the 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership & Investment Summit & Trade Show being held July 25-27, 2018 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel, Miami, FL.
Invest Turks and Caicos was extended a special invitation to represent as an advisory board member and presenter at the upcoming conference which is presented by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group. The theme is “New Opportunities with Great Partners”. The summit will be exciting and packed with information to help persons understand the many opportunities available in the lodging industry including hotel ownership, investment, management, employment and supplier diversity.
Attending the summit on behalf of Invest TCI is Investment Services Executive, Rochelle Thompson. Ms. Thompson commented, “this is my 2nd year representing Invest TCI at NABHOOD. Having attended in 2017 and observed the level of involvement by minorities in hotel ownership and development, and one of the world’s largest sectors: Tourism and Tourism Development, it became evident that this was an opportunity for Invest TCI to push an agenda where we are instrumental in paving the way for Turks and Caicos Islanders, to become “bigger players” in the industry, not only as service providers, but as owners, developers and operators. Our role at Invest TCI, is to make persons aware of the investment opportunities whilst assisting existing local and foreign investors; with as much information as possible. We believe this conference is a great way of doing such and so, we encourage persons that are interested in learning more about the industry, to contact us or visit the NABHOOD website for more details about the conference.
Further commenting on the event, Angela Musgrove, Acting CEO for Invest Turks and Caicos stated, “we will see a major shift in the encouragement of domestic investment as this has become a priority of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and by extension, the Agency. We want to encourage local entrepreneurs and local investors to become more active in the industry from a hotel ownership and development perspective; this conference provides the ideal platform to do just that.”
The 3 days educational event opens Wednesday morning, July 25th with the NABHOOD/HBCU Scholarship Golf & Deep-Sea Fishing & Shark Tournaments to raise money for minority hospitality students; followed at noon with the Orientation Program for new & prospective hotel owners, and Committee Meetings. Later the Opening General Session takes place followed by the Welcome Reception in the evening. General Sessions & workshops are held on Thursday and Friday with Student workshops on Friday and Saturday.
If you are interest in attending this event, visit NABHOOD’s website at www.nabhood.net/ or for additional information contact Invest Turks and Caicos at 649 338 4772 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Invest Turks and Caicos
Invest Turks and Caicos is the Islands’ Investment Promotion Agency, responsible for enhancing the economy through the attraction, growth and retention of overseas investment; and supporting the growth of local businesses.
We provide a free and confidential service to overseas businesses looking to expand and will work with a company project team throughout the investment process, providing advice and support. This can include:
- Information on the local business climate;
- facilitating contact with relevant Government Departments throughout the investment process;
- advice on Government incentives and concessions to investors;
- introductions to local service providers/suppliers;
- advice on work permits and permanent residency procedures;
- ongoing support following set up.
We also work actively to support the growth of local businesses, including the management and delivery of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise programme which provides concessions and reliefs to locally owned businesses.