Invest Turks and Caicos Preparing for a Busy Month of May

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, April 11, 2016 – Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) is gearing up to promote the Islands as an attractive destination for foreign investment at regional conferences, summits and roadshows in the month of May.

Representatives of the Invest TCI team will join regional investment agencies, Caribbean Government Officials and industry leaders at three major events next month.

The first event scheduled for the team is the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). Deemed as the Caribbean’s most noteworthy hotel investment conference, attracting leaders of the key stakeholders involved in hotel investment and development. CHRIS takes place in Miami FL, May 10-11, and provides an excellent opportunity to influence attendees through networking opportunities, informative break-out sessions and workshops.

Immediately following CHRIS is the 3rd Annual Caribbean Investment Summit (CIS), which also takes place in Miami on May 12-13. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) will host the 3rd staging of the Summit.

Produced with support from the Inter-American Development Bank, as part of their regional initiative: Support to Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean, and the Financial Times’ fDi Magazine, the Caribbean Investment Summit offers a unique window for investors to the region’s diverse opportunities available to them, and aims to attract a wealth of potential investors interested in the dynamic Caribbean brand.

A key element of this year’s CIS will be a Ministerial Roundtable to discuss, among other topics, the importance of IPAs to national development and the Regional Investment Promotion Strategy. The Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, the Honourable Charles Washington Misick will participate in the Roundtable along with Ministers from around the region.

To conclude May’s events, representatives from the Invest TCI team will join the Premier and industry leaders for the 3rd Annual Premier’s Roadshow, May 22nd-27th. The TCI team will hold individual meetings, networking and promotional events in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York with the aim of promoting the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“These events provide the first opportunity for Invest TCI to actively promote investment opportunities in the Turks and Caicos Islands”, said John Rutherford, CEO. “We cannot wait for investors to come to us, given the competition from other Caribbean countries to attract investment, and the team is very excited to take part in these high profile events and start ‘selling’ the great product that is Turks and Caicos, particularly in the areas of tourism and hospitality. The initiatives in May are part of a programme of visits to industry events and target markets that we will undertake over the year and we are confident we will be successful in encouraging international investors and developers to visit and take a serious look at Turks and Caicos as a potential location for their business.

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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 your 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 through the managememt and delivery of the Micro Small and Medium Enterprise programme which provides concessions and reliefs to locally owned businesses.