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Message from the Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago I am delighted to announce that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the Caribbean Investment Forum: “Partnering with Trinidad and Tobago to Create a Gateway Between The Commonwealth and the Americas�, in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC). The Forum will take place at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre in Port of Spain on 13-14 June 2011. The Forum will build on the outcomes of the Commonwealth Business Forum, held in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009, which provided a good opportunity to develop the natural position of the region as a facilitator for linkages between Commonwealth and American countries. The 2011 Forum will provide an ideal platform to develop new trade and business relationships in key economic sectors in the region. Given the challenges of the global economic slowdown, economic diversification is an imperative for future sustainability and prosperity. The world economy has moved from a bipolar to a multi-polar environment in which the new dynamic is focused around more flexible and diverse economic partnerships. The important role now played by the G20 Group of countries in global economic management reflects this new global context. The Forum will therefore address innovative approaches to leverage competitive advantage in the region through enhanced trade and investment relationships. It will also highlight the role of new middle income countries as economic hubs. We look forward to participation from a wide range of countries, from the Commonwealth and beyond, each bringing a regional as well as national dimension to the Forum. I urge you to make every effort to participate in this important event and I look forward to welcoming you to Port of Spain.

Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


Confirmed Speakers Include:

Hon Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Hon Kamla Persad Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

HE Jose Miguel Insulza Secretary General Organisation of American States

Hon Manuel Garcia Arevalo, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dominican Republic

Senator Allen M Chastenet, Minister of Tourism & Aviation St Lucia

Sir Allan Fields Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council

Larry Howai, Chairman, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

Hernan Rincon President Microsoft Latin America

David Suratgar, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Taylor-DeJongh

Douglas Hewson, Managing Partner Portland Private Equity

Wendell Mottley Senior Advisor Credit Suisse

Ian Rolle, President, Grand Bahama Port Authority

Andy Thorne President Kestrel Liner Agency

Professor Avinash Persaud Chairman Intelligence Capital Limited

Andrew Bellamy, CEO Austal Ltd


Confirmed Speakers Include:

Derek Hudson, President and Asset General Manager BG Trinidad & Tobago

Oscar Prieto, CEO, Atlanitc LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago

Dominic Emery Chief of Staff BP Alternative Energy

Anamaria Wills, CEO, Creative Industries Development Agency (UK)

Dr Thackwray Driver, CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago

Professor Roy Seaman Managing Director, Franchise Development Services Ltd

Pamela Coke-Hamilton Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency

Jearlean John Chairperson UDeCOTT

Kai Schoenhals Commercial Director Vicini Group

Stuart Hughes,

Project Director, Mott MacDonald

Samuel Browne,

Deputy Director for American Affairs, US Department of Energy

Jose Rodriguez, Edmundo Gil,

HE Philip Kentwell,

Anthony Aboud,

Anthony Paul,

Guillermo Almada, Director, Public Sector Engagements, Microsoft Latin America,

Dominic Hadeed, Managing Director, Blue Waters

Allister Glean, President, Trinidad and Tobago Agribusiness Association

Robert Tang Yuk, Managing Director, TYE Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Energy Consultant, Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies

Dave Ramkissoon, Director, Electrical Industries Ltd

Executive Chairman, TIC

Ronald Hinds, Chairman and Chief Executive Office, Teleios Systems

Australian High Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago

Dr Denise Thompson, Chairman, Trinidad and Tobago Entertainment Company

Director, GTC International

George Stanley Beard, Chairman, The Tourism Development Company

Development Director, Generadora Haina

Lorraine Waldropt-Ferguson, Assistant Manager, Prism Agri Estates Co Ltd

Ernest Ashley Taylor, President, Pt Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation ltd

Devanand Ragbir, Chairman, Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council

Meghnath Gosein, Chairman, Food and Industry Company

Vernon Paltoo, Team Leader, Office of the President, National Energy Corporation


Forum Programme Sunday 12 june 1700 - 1900 Registration

Day One: Monday 13 June 0800 - 0900 Registration 0930 - 1100 Opening Ceremony Ballroom

Hon Stephen Cadiz. Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Sir Allan Fields, Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council & Chairman, Cable & Wireless, Barbados Larry Howai, Chairman, National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Hernan Rincon, President, Microsoft Latin America Ricardo Leal, Country Leader, Panama and the British Caribbean, Construtora OAS Ltda Keynote Address: Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

1100 - 1130 Networking Coffee Break 1130 - 1245 Plenary 1: Managing Natural Resources: Partnerships for Growth Ballroom

Chair: Senator Dr the Hon Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs Derek Hudson, President and Asset General Manager, BG Trinidad & Tobago Anthony Paul, Energy Consultant, Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies & Managing Director, Caribbean Association of Energy Specialists

1245 - 1400 Networking Lunch hosted by Atlantic

Ballroom

1400 - 1515 Parallel Sessions: Business Opportunities Ballroom

Flamingo

Scarlet Ibis

Oil & Gas: Creating Upstream and Downstream Value Chair: Dr Thackwray Driver, CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago Oscar Prieto, CEO, Atlantic Vernon Paltoo, Team Leader, Office of the President, National Energy Corporation Imtiaz Ali, Corporate Manager, Strategy and Business Development, Petrotrin Vincent Pereira, President, BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago Production Unit ICT: Building Knowledge Based Societies in the Caribbean Chair: Rabindra Jaggernauth, Managing Director, Esprit Consultants Limited Guillermo Almada, Public Sector Director, Microsoft Latin America Atiba Phillips, Chairman, iGovTT Ronald Hinds, Chairman and CEO, Teleios Systems Agribusiness, Food and Beverage: Innovative Approaches Chair: Meghnath Gosein, Chairman, Food and Beverage Industry Development Committee Allister Glean, CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Agribusiness Association Lorraine Waldropt-Ferguson, Assistant Manager, Prism Agri Estates Co Ltd Professor Roy Seaman, Managing Director, Franchise Development Services Ltd

1515 - 1530 Networking Tea Break


Forum Programme Day One: Monday 13 June

1530 - 1645 Parallel Sessions: Business Opportunities La Boucan

Flamingo

Scarlet Ibis

Renewable Energy and Green Technology: Charting the Future for the Caribbean Chair: Arthur Snell, British High Commissioner Designate, Trinidad and Tobago Dominic Emery, Chief of Staff, BP Alternative Energy Johan Sydow, Director, SiTek Ltd & Geothermal Resource Manager, WIP Jose Rodriguez, Development Director, Generadora Haina Robert Tang Yuk, Managing Director, TYE Manufacturing Co. Ltd Manufacturing and Special Economic Zones: Overcoming Challenges for Manufacturers in the Caribbean Chair: Jewan Ramcharitar, Chairman, eTecK Dominic Hadeed, President, Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association Ian Rolle, President, Grand Bahama Port Authority Dana Morris Dixon, Vice President, Planning and Corporate Development Krishna Ramlogan, Group COO, Electrical Industries Ltd Tourism and Leisure Industries: Renewing the Caribbean Brand Chair: George Stanley Beard, Chairman, The Tourism Development Company Chris James, Regional Director, Travel Foundation Dr Wu, COO, China Business Network Steve Andrews, Chairman, Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association

1645 - 1800 Plenary 2: Capitalising on Caribbean Creative Industries: Film, Fashion, Music and La Boucan Carnival Chair: Professor Denise Thompson, Chairman, Entertainment Company of Trinidad and Tobago Kai Schoenhals, Commercial Director, Vicini Group Frances Anne Solomon, CEO, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution Dionne Mc Nicol, CEO, Entertainment Company of Trinidad and Tobago Claudia Pegus, Couturier, Claudia Pegus Designs Ltd Mahindra Satram-Maharaj, President, National Carnival Development Fund

1645 - 1745 ICT Parallel Session: New Innovations in Cloud Computing Flamingo

Chair: Jewan Ramcharitar, Chairman, eTecK Josemaria Valdepenas, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Latin America

1800 - 1815 Presentation on Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) La Boucan

Anthony Aboud, Executive Chairman, TIC

1815 - 1830 Introduction to Commonwealth Business Forum at CHOGM Australia: Opportunities for Caribbean Businesses

La Boucan

HE Philip Kentwell, Australian High Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago

1830 - 1930 Reception Ballroom


Forum Programme Day Two: Tuesday 14 June

0900 - 1030 Plenary 3: Enhancing Trade and Investment between the Commonwealth, CARIFORUM Ballroom and the Americas Chair: Ambassador Sir Edwin W Carrington, Former Secretary-General, CARICOM* Hon Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Hon Karl Samuda, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Jamaica Hon Manuel Garcia Arevalo, Minister of Industry and Commerce, Dominican Republic Pamela Coke Hamilton, Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency

1030 - 1100 Networking Coffee Break 1100 - 1230 Plenary 4: Capital Markets and Financial Services: New Innovations for Accessing Ballroom Finance Chair: Suresh Sookoo, CEO, RBTT Financial Group Ewart S Williams, Governor, Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Professor Avinash Persaud, Chairman, Intelligence Capital Ltd Wendell Mottley, Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse Douglas Hewson, Managing Partner, Portland Private Equity Patrick White, Director, Latin American & Caribbean Debt Capital Markets , HSBC

1100 - 1230 Agribusiness Parallel Session: Investing in Fine Cocoa in the Caribbean Flamingo

Chair: Vernon Barrett, Executive Director, Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum Howard Mitchell, Chairman, Cocoa Industry Board, Jamaica Carlisle Pemberton, Chairman, Cocoa and Coffee Industry Board of Trinidad and Tobago

1230 - 1400 Networking Lunch hosted by ArcelorMittal Ballroom

1400 - 1515 Parallel Sessions: Business Opportunities La Boucan

Flamingo

Scarlet Ibis

Maritime Industries: Opportunities for Expansion Chair: Captain Rawle Baddaloo, Chairman, Maritime Industry Development Committee Andrew Bellamy, CEO, Austal Ltd Andy Thorne, President, Kestrel Liner Agency Ernest Ashley Taylor, President, Pt Lisas Industrial Port Development Corporation ltd Creative Industries Workshop: Nurturing Creative Entrepreneurship Chair: Ms Carla Foderingham, CEO, Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Anamaria Wills, CEO, Creative Industries Development Agency (UK) Joan Vogelesang, President and CEO, Toon Boom Camille Abrahams, Director & CEO, Full Circle Productions Franchising Masterclass Professor Roy Seaman, Managing Director, Franchise Development Services

1515 – 1530 Networking Tea Break 1530 – 1645 Parallel Sessions: Business Opportunities La Boucan

Sustainable Construction and Real Estate Chair: Jearlean John, Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Ricardo Leal, Country Leader, Panama and the British Caribbean, Construtora OAS Ltda Edmundo Gil, Director, GTC International Stuart Hughes, Project Director, Mott MacDonald Devanand Ragbir, Chairman, Trinidad and Tobago Green Building Council


Forum Programme Day Two: Tuesday 14 June

Flamingo

Creative Industries Workshop: The Business of Carnival Chair: Dr Jo-anne Tull, University of the West Indies* Michael Cooper, President and CEO, Panland Keith Diaz, President, Pantrinbago Wayne Mc Donald, General Secretary, Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation

1645 – 1715 Concluding Session La Boucan

Chair: Hon Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Sir Allan Fields, Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council Hon Stephen Cadiz, Minister of Trade and Industry, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

1715 - 1800 One to One Business Meetings 1830 - 1930 Reception Savannah Terrace

1930 - 2200 Gala Dinner hosted by Construtora OAS Ltda, Microsoft and The National Gas Ballroom Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited Guest of Honour: Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Address: HE José Miguel Insulza, Secretary-General, Organisation of American States


Find New Investment Opportunities at TIC 2011! The Region’s Biggest Business-to-Business Event!

Do Business with 36 Countries at The Trade & Investment Convention 2011! The Trade & Investment Convention (TIC) is the region’s biggest business-to-business event. The Convention includes a tradeshow with 200 booths, a business education programme and structured networking events. It brings together pre-qualified investors, buyers (wholesalers, distributors and retailers) and manufacturers and service providers from around the world. This year TIC will take place from June 15th – 18th, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. Each year, TIC generates an estimated US$50 million in trade — including deals facilitated on the tradeshow floor and post-convention business expected as a result of sales leads generated by business-to-business networking at the Convention. TIC is a fully international business forum with participation by businesses from 35 countries. The Convention’s goal is to bring together exhibitors and local, regional and international business buyers and the event facilitates immediate business transactions on the tradeshow floor, which range from orders for containers of goods to new overseas distribution agreements. TIC Exhibitors are given the opportunity to promote their products and services directly to qualified buyers with genuine purchasing power and influence from around the world. On display will be the best of Trinidad and Tobago, alongside pavilions from China, the United Kingdom, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic and Brazil, as well as exhibits from Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Canada, the European Union, India, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, South Africa, the USA and many other countries. Buyers and Distributors who attend the show will find a wide range of high quality, competitively priced goods and services, from all sectors. Special International Buyer Delegations and Trade Missions are expected from the United Kingdom, China, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Brazil, Guadeloupe, and Martinique. At TIC, these businesses will find new products, new ideas, new suppliers, and new contacts.

For further information and to register as an Exhibitor or Buyer visit us on-line at www.tic-tt.com or contact the TIC Secretariat at tel: (868) 675 8862; email: convention@ttma.com.


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