Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, November 16th, 2022 – The month of November was busy for Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI), who promoted the Turks and Caicos Islands to international audiences at the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) and the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS).
Representatives of Invest TCI attended the Caribbean Investment Forum in Trinidad and Tobago on November 8 – 11th, 2022. CIF, which took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, saw the attendance of over 400 delegates, including high-level industry experts, government policymakers, and investment facilitation agencies over the 3-days. Participants discussed the avenues available to support the Caribbean’s transition to a GREEN-er, SMART-er, success driven economy and discover unique opportunities for business. Focusing on the four main investment sectors: AgTech, digital business including e-commerce, innovation, and technology; Green economy transition, and transport and logistics, participants were connected to investors interested in bankable investment projects and prospects in the Caribbean.
CHICOS occurred simultaneously at The Hilton La Romana in the Dominican Republic, 9th – 11th, 2022. CHICOS is one of the premier hospitality conferences in the region. In its 11th year, this event brought together more than 300 regional and international investors and operators and the region’s leading decision makers – all to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities.
Attending CIF on behalf of Invest TCI were CEO, Angela Musgrove, Marketing Support Officer, Hezron Henry, and MSME Support Officer, Marzena Hinson. Sharing their experience at the event, Ms. Hinson and Mr. Henry thanked the Agency for the opportunity to attend CIF, network with fellow IPAs, and engage with potential investors. Hinson commented, “I was pleased to represent Invest TCI at this year’s Caribbean Investment Forum. I am grateful for the opportunity, as it was my first time attending a conference of this caliber. The shared information covered various topics; I also got the chance to network and interview the Deputy Director of Caribbean Exports which was my greatest highlight.” Also attending CHICOS on behalf of the Agency were Investment Executives, Salik Garland, and Sheryl McLaughlin.
Commenting on the conferences, CEO, Angela Musgrove stated, “It is important for Invest TCI to have a presence at industry conferences to promote opportunities in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Through continuous engagement with industry stakeholders and investors, the Agency can proactively target new investment opportunities for specific sectors and overall economic development. Both conferences provided numerous opportunities to network directly with potential business leads and engage in pre-arranged meetings with high-level stakeholders and industry leaders. I am particularly excited about the engagements with regional stakeholders who will support our efforts to extend greater technical assistance and access to financing to our small business community. We look forward to fruitful outcomes from both events.”
For more information on our upcoming events, visit our website at investturksandcaicos.tc.
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.