Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, October 29th, 2018 – Invest Turks and Caicos (Invest TCI) is pleased to announce the Agency’s participation in the 8th Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) being held November 8-9th, 2018 at the Fairmont Southampton, Hamilton Bermuda.

CHICOS is one of the premier hospitality conferences in the region. In its 8th year, this event brings together more than 300 regional and international investors and operators as well as the region’s leading decision makers – all to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities.

Invest TCI, a platinum sponsor of this year’s event, will participate in a plenary session on Friday November 9th involving Caribbean leaders on the topic “Where we’ve been and where we’re headed: government’s role in paving the way”.  The mixed-panel will include officials from islands that were directly and not directly hit by hurricanes in 2017. The various perspectives on lessons learned will be discussed and officials will provide updates on how they fared the 2017/2018 hurricane season and share future plans for their respective Islands.

Attending the summit on behalf of Invest TCI are Vice President–Marketing and Promotion, Trina Adams-Smith and Investment Services Executive, Rochelle Thompson.

Mrs. Adams-Smith commented, “Invest TCI has attended CHICOS for the past two years and have built lasting relationships with key industry colleagues and have generated several leads for the Agency.  This year, the Turks and Caicos Islands will receive additional exposure as the Agency was extended an invitation to sit on one of the conference’s plenary sessions. This will be an opportunity for the audience to hear directly from Invest Turks and Caicos and for us to highlight investment opportunities in the TCI.”

Investment Services Executive, Ms. Thompson commented, “following a successful trip to CHICOS in 2017, I am delighted to represent the Agency once again.  Last year, we met valuable contacts and engaged in a series of meetings with several potential investors. We look forward to participating in the panel discussion. It is crucial that we get this type of exposure as it allows us to promote and highlight the opportunities for investment in the country.”

CHICOS will be an exciting 2 days packed with information on industry trends and specific topics that are important to the region.

For updates on CHICOS visit our website at or our social media pages at @investtci.


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.