Investments and Tourism, Focused at EXPOCARIBE 2019

Investments and Tourism, Focused at EXPOCARIBE 2019

The increase of foreign investment of Caribbean countries in the largest of the Antilles, as well as promotion of multi-destination tourism will be the main aspects focused at the upcoming edition of EXPOCARIBE to take place from June 19 to 22 in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba. At a press conference held in Havana, Ileana Núñez, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment (MINCEX) also informed about  the attendance of seven ministers from St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Curaçao, Nicaragua,  have already been confirmed.  Jamaica and Suriname, as well as representatives of 28 companies of 12 foreign countries and more than 130 Cubans will also be present. Cuban provinces attending  EXPOCARIBE will show exportable products, with the aim of replacing imports and attract foreign capital to the eastern part of the country. During this important event, there will also be the 12th Business Forum of the Great Caribbean, sponsored by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), during which topics such as trade, tourism, cooperation, transport and investments will be discussed. Other events in the program are the Forum of Organizations Promoters of Trade of the Great Caribbean, the 20th Session of the Business Committee Cuba-Mexico, as well as the meeting of the Administrative Commission of the Partial Scope Trade Agreement between Cuba and Guatemala, with the presence of June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), and Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). EXPOCARIBE, with venue in the Heredia cultural center of Santiago de Cuba, is considered the second most important commercial exchange on the island and constitutes an ideal space for the strengthening of relations between the largest island and the Greater Caribbean. It allows a fruitful exchange of experiences among professionals from the commercial sector of the sub region.

 

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