Events > Spotlight on International Trade in the Caribbean

Spotlight on International Trade in the Caribbean

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
The Engine Shed

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About the event

In partnership with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Council, the Department for International Trade (DIT) are hosting an exclusive event to showcase business opportunities in the Caribbean markets.


Join us in Bristol on Wednesday 10th July where colleagues from the Caribbean Development Bank will provide details on commercial opportunities available with the Bank and updates on the £300 million UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund (UKCIF).


Representatives from DIT and the Caribbean Council will also be in attendance to share more general insight about doing business in the Caribbean. Take part in this exclusive opportunity to grow your business internationally in varied and rewarding markets.


Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Additionally, due to the popularity of these events, we ask for only one registration per company to make the event available to other businesses. We take your data very seriously and are committed to the privacy and security of it. This event is delivered on behalf of The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), and the Department for International Trade and their privacy policies are available at MHCLG Privacy Notice and DIT Personal Information Charter.


The English-speaking Caribbean is an excellent entry point for small and medium-sized exporters. The markets of Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Jamaica, Bahamas, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago offer varied opportunities covering a range of sectors; namely security and defence, healthcare, food and drink, aid-funded business, infrastructure and energy. In recent times, the Southern Caribbean is rapidly emerging as a regional deep-water province, as evidenced in an increased level of exploration activity and discovery in Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. Trinidad and Tobago have been involved in the petroleum sector for over 100 years and is the largest oil and natural gas producer in the Caribbean, with estimated gas reserves of 43.7 trillion cubic feet. The twin-island Republic is now expanding its exploration activity with a heavy focus on deep-water drilling. In Guyana’s case, proven oil-equivalent recoverable reserves are 5 billion barrels, making it a world-class hydrocarbon basin. While other islands in the Caribbean (Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada) are comparatively less focused on fossil fuels, there are significant opportunities to engage on renewable projects specifically solar, wind and geothermal.



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