Caribbean Investment Conference coming up

The 16th annual Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference is geared to emphasise the need for public and private sector partnerships in order to maximise investment opportunities in the Caribbean tourism industry. The conference is scheduled for 24-26 April at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The comprehensive conference programme provides delegates with all of the necessary tools including attracting the capital from financial institutions and utilising partnerships with the public sector. The programme is designed to provide investors with ample opportunities in the region and put tourism related businesses in the best possible position as the economy continues to rebound.

“Tourism is our region’s No. 1 economy and we must do everything to attract new tourism investment into the region to be able to expand our tourism product and therefore maintain our global competitive position as the world’s leading warm weather destination”, said Josef Forstmayr, president of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association. “This year’s Investment Conference program will be geared to jump start the investment opportunities in the tourism industry and will feature a varied programme geared towards developing the necessary partnerships to achieve successful investments for all parties involved”.

Session topics

The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, organised by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association and the Caribbean Tourism Organization, attracts government officials, investment promotion agencies, hoteliers, investors, lenders, architects, planners, construction companies, financial organisations, real estate/mortgage intermediaries, developers, industry officials and other tourism entities.

Session topics include: Setting The Scene – Challenges, Potential And Opportunities – The Caribbean on the World Tourism Stage; Opportunities in the Caribbean Tourism Industry – Public And Private Sector Partnerships; From an Investor’s Perspective; The Managing Directors Check-In; Shared Ownership – A Caribbean Opportunity; Real Estate and Hospitality; Strategies and Options to Deal With Troubled Assets; Target Markets and Tapping Into New Opportunities; The Power of Branding; Capital Markets Outlook – Where Will The Capital Come From?

The conference programme also provides plenty of opportunities for delegates to conduct business through the speed networking, networking reception and networking lunches.