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29 - 30 AGOSTO 2017

Tuesday August 29

9:30 - 10:00
Opening Ceremony

1. Welcome message from Ramiro Crawford, General Coordinator of the Conference.
2. Words from CARIRIM Representatives, Mark D. Griffith and David Jordan
3. Government Representative

9:55 - 10:15

Opportunities and challenges for the establishment of new companies.
Jaime García - Víctor Umaña, Latin American Center for Competitiveness and
Sustainable Development Clads - Incae .
(The Wall Street Journal has ranked INCAE Business School as one of the top 10
International business schools in the world)

10:15 - 10:40

Exports, economy and investment opportunities between Central America and the
Caribbean Islands. COMEX / PROCOMER


10:45 - 11:10

Incentives Program for the establishment of new companies.
Eugenio Quirós, Director of the National Associations of Free Zones.

11:45 - 12:10

Investment promotion strategy out of the Greater Metropolitan Area GAMA and
investment opportunities in Limón.
Margarita Umaña, Head of Planning and Strategy, CINDE

12:15 - 12:45

Panel on Investment and Trade Opportunities between Central America and the Caribbean Islands. Potential.

*David Jordan, Trade and Economic Policy Specialist, Giordano Associates Ltd., Saint Lucia
*Mark Griffith, Caribinvest West Indies Ltd, Barbados, Business development

12:50 - 13:45


13:50 - 14:15

Tourist Development Projects,
Ministry of Tourism - Costa Rica Tourist Board (ICT)

14:15 - 14:35

Proposal for a Special Economic Zone,
Silvia Lara Povedano - Vicepresidenta / Directora Fondo Impacto Colectivo
AED - Asociación Empresarial para el Desarrollo


14:50 - 15:15

The international market access process at ExporTT - Trinidad & Tobago.
Camille James, Senior Export Officer
Tracy Davidson-Celestine, Ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

15:15 - 15:40

The importance of business Alliance. Creating the conditions for companies to invest,
generate jobs and produce.
Enrique Egloff, President of the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica

15:45 - 16:45

Panel of projects for the development of the Costa Rican Caribbean

*New Limón International Airport Project,
Enzest Brown, Lead Developer

*Progress of investment projects for economic development of the Caribbean
China Harbour Engineering Company - CHEC CR

16:45 - 17:45

Wrap up and cocktail
Presentation Caribbean Cultural Group


9:15 - 10:10

Promoting trade, St. Lucia Manufactures Association SMAssoc, BARON Foods, CARIBInvest, FRIEETAD, MASSY Group, OECS.
Sarah Peter, Jornalist, Chairs a Caribbean Islands Business round table discussion.

10:15 - 10:40

The importance of environmental sustainability in the development of investments and trade in the Caribbean RIM (Central America - Caribbean Islands).
La importancia de la sostenibilidad ambiental en el desarrollo de las inversiones y comercio en el Caribbean RIM (Centro América - Caribe Insular)
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Vice President Conservation International, former Minister of the Environment.

10:45 - 11:00


11:05 - 11:30

Arturo Condo, President for EARTH / Rector

Production and quality with commercial purposes

11:35 - 12:15

Opportunities and advantages to make investments in the Costa Rican Caribbean
Oportunidades y ventajas para realizar inversiones en el caribe costarricense
Luis Guillermo Solís, President of the Republic of Costa Rica.

12:30 - 13:20

Caribbean Style Lunch

13:30 - 15:30

Business round
Rueda de negocios


Closing remarks of the Conference
Cierre y balance


Caribbean cultural show
Espectáculo cultural caribeño
Closing cocktail
Cóctel de cierre