The Caribbean Export Development Agency invites businesses and projects that are seeking capital investment, to present projects at the upcoming Caribbean Investment Forum from October 23-25, 2023, in the Bahamas.
- Do you have a large project with national or regional reach that needs capital investment over US$1mn within any of the following sectors?
- Agricultural Technology (AgTech)
- Logistics and Transport
- Information Communications Technology (ICT)
- Renewable Energy
- Are you a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) seeking access to financing of at least US$500,000 to implement projects that fall within any of the above-named sectors?
- Is your business or project located within a CARIFORUM* member state?
- Would you like support in finding investors?
- Would you like support to develop your project to make it more attractive to investors?
If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, we are interested in hearing from you.
About the Caribbean Investment Forum 2023
The Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF) 2023 is a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary platform championed by the Caribbean Export Development Agency and its partners to accelerate the closure of the Caribbean’s investment gaps and ultimately transform the region’s economy by providing jobs and opportunities for its people.
At CIF2023 attendees will explore abundant investment opportunities spanning agriculture and agribusiness to renewable energy, and digitalisation, FinTech and logistics and shipping. The Caribbean Export Development Agency together with its partners the European Union, the Government of the Bahamas and CARICOM Secretariat are working together to propel investment ventures forward and drive transformation.
CIF 2023 builds on the success of its inaugural 2022 edition in Trinidad and Tobago, which attracted over 600 delegates from 46 countries. Scheduled at Atlantis – Paradise Island, The Bahamas, from 23-25 October, CIF 2023 will be the year’s largest business gathering in the Caribbean, expecting over 1000 participants. The highly anticipated forum aims to attract investments for a greener and smarter Caribbean economy, promote the region as an investment destination, and facilitate meaningful connections between the investment community and businesses.
CIF Investment Villages
The CIF2023 Investment Villages is where investment potential is unlocked. The investment villages are a major component of CIF and will be a focus of the international communications campaign to attract investors and businesses to the event. CIF2023 will host four investment villages, each focused on one of the key sectors (AgTech, ICT, Renewable Energy and Logistics & Shipping) and provide a platform for large-scale bankable projects to be presented to the attending investment audience.
At CIF 2023, approved projects will be afforded the opportunity to present investment projects to investors at these themed investment villages that will take place on each day of the event. CIF will have vetted investors from across the world with an active interest in developing partnerships and investing in projects in the Caribbean, providing an unprecedented opportunity for interested businesses who are seeking to raise capital investments.
Investment projects should be bankable and have ideally completed a feasibility study. If not, Caribbean Export will provide support via the Investment Project Preparation Facility to prepare projects ahead of the CIF2023.
To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the project profile no later than Friday August 11, 2023. Kindly note that projects will be considered in the order received.
For more information about the Caribbean Investment Forum, please visit the event website at www.caribbeaninvestmentforum.com
Participation at CIF2023 is not guaranteed. For projects that are accepted to present at CIF2023, project owners will be responsible for their travel and accommodation to attend the event but will be provided with a complimentary VIP pass, valued at US$2,000, to the three (3) day event held over the period October 23- 25, 2023.
*CARIFORUM Member States are Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago.
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