Past Events

Past Events

Information on our past events can be found below


Meeting with the Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, José Napoleón Duarte Durán

Date: Friday 11th November 2016 Time: 10.30am  Venue: Central London On Friday 11th November 2016, The Caribbean Council organised a meeting with Minister of Tourism of El Salvador, José Napoleón Duarte Durán, Ambassador of El Salvador, H.E. Ambassador Hayek, Minister-Counsellor, Patricia Comandari, and Minister-Counsellor, Adriana Mira de Pereira.  The meeting provided attendees with an interesting insight into tourism in El Salvador and future…

Read more >

Cuba Initiative roundtable meeting with US State Department and US Treasury (OFAC) representatives

Event: Cuba Initiative roundtable meeting with US State Department and US Treasury (OFAC) representatives Date: 21st October 2016 Venue: Foreign and Commonwealth Office On the 21st October 2016, The Cuba Initiative was delighted to hold a roundtable meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss directly with representatives from the US State Department and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the…

Read more >

Maximising Opportunities in a Changing Caribbean and Britain

Date: Tuesday 11th October 2016 Time: 16.00 – 17.30 Venue: The House of Lords On Tuesday 11th October 2016, The Caribbean Council was delighted to organise a roundtable meeting at the House of Lords with Mark Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation for St Kitts & Nevis, during his recent visit to the UK. Mr Brantley began by providing a…

Read more >

Round table meeting with Cuban Ministry of Agriculture delegation

Date: Wednesday 9th November 2016 Time: 9.00-10.00 Venue: Cubana (Smithfield), 59 Charterhouse St, London, EC1M 6HA On Wednesday 9th November, The Caribbean Council were delighted to organise a round table meeting with a high level Cuban delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture (Minagri). The delegation included: Osmel de La Cruz Cala, Director of Asdrubal Lopez coffee processing plant. Carlos Alfaro, ex economic attaché at…

Read more >

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) 2016

Event: Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) 2016 Date: 17th – 19th October 2016 Venue: InterContinental Miami, Miami, Florida On 17th to 19th October 2016, New Energy Events organised the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) of which The Caribbean Council was a partner. CREF 2016 has become the biggest annual meeting of the regional energy market and this year it took place at the InterContinental Miami. About the forum:…

Read more >

Understanding Cuba’s financial and banking sector

Event: Understanding Cuba’s financial and banking sector Date: 27th September 2016. 16.00-18.00 Venue: Savills, 33 Margaret Street, London, W1G 0JD On Tuesday 27th September,  The Caribbean Council organised an exciting business seminar on Tuesday 27th September which was attended by a very high level delegation from Cuba’s financial and banking sector. The delegation was led by Cuban Central Bank Vice-President Arnaldo Alayon who was accompanied by…

Read more >

Insuring foreign investment projects in Cuba

Event: Insuring foreign investment projects in Cuba Date: 22nd September 2016. 10.30-12.00 Venue: Temple Chambers, Central London On Thursday 22nd September, The Caribbean Council held an intimate round table meeting with the General Director of the Cuban state insurance company, Seguro Internacionales de Cuba (ESICUBA), Mr Jose Carlos Meijides. At the beginning of the meeting, Mr Jose Carlos Meijides spoke about ESICUBA’s role in…

Read more >

Cuba Energy & Infrastructure Summit

Date: 1 & 2, September 2016 Venue:  Meliá Cohiba Hotel, Havana, Cuba On Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of September, the 1st Cuba Energy and Infrastructure Finance Summit organised by New Energy Events took place in Havana, Cuba. About the Summit: Substantial foreign investment is needed over the course of the next decade to revitalize, diversify, and strengthen Cuba’s energy sector. Investment…

Read more >

Opening the Doors to Cuba’s Energy Revolution: An Introduction for Global Investors

Date: Wednesday, 3 August 2016 Time:  London 15.00 ,GMT +1 Webinar On Wednesday 3 August at 15.00, The Caribbean Council held an interactive webinar about the process of discovery, and dug down into the state of the Cuban energy sector and the role for foreign investment. Over the last decade, the Cuba government’s Revolución Energética has drastically reduced fossil fuel usage and carbon…

Read more >

CARICOM, the Caribbean, and Europe: Rethinking Trade, Assistance and Integration post the Brexit Referendum

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2016 Time: 15.00 Webinar The Caribbean Council organised an informative webinar on what risks does Brexit pose for the Caribbean and what are the long-term impacts of Brexit on Caribbean trade and investment with the UK and Europe. The webinar took place on Wednesday 13 July at 15.00. Following the unexpected results about UK leaving the European…

Read more >

Trinidad and Tobago and British Business – Challenges and Opportunities

Date: 4 July 2016 Time: 16.00-18.00 Venue: Central London   The Caribbean Council hold a round-table meeting looking at the current business environment in Trinidad and Tobago. The event took place on Monday 4 July at 16.00. The event provided companies with a practical insight into the current political and economic situation in Trinidad and Tobago, opportunities for trade and investment, the challenges…

Read more >

Advances in the Energy Sector in the Dominican Republic

Event: Advances in the Energy Sector in the Dominican Republic Date: Tuesday, 7 June 2016 Time: 16.00 – 18.00 (followed by a networking reception) The Caribbean Council held a business seminar on recent advances in the energy sector in the Dominican Republic during the visit of a high-level Dominican delegation to London. The event, organised by the Caribbean Council in…

Read more >

Tackling Zika in the Caribbean and Central America: A Regional Update

Event: Tackling Zika in the Caribbean and Central America: A Regional Update Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016 Time: 15.00 – 17.15 (followed by networking) Venue: Central London   The Caribbean Council held an informative seminar on the Zika virus in the Caribbean and Central America and what has been done to work towards a solution. Following the rapid escalation of concerns about the…

Read more >

An Audience with the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Hon. Ralph Gonsalves

Event:  An Audience with the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Hon. Ralph Gonsalves Date: Tuesday 19 April, 2016 Time: 10:30 – 12:30 Venue: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ The Caribbean Council held a meeting with the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Hon. Ralph Gonsalves who was re-elected in December 2015 for his fourth consecutive term…

Read more >

Market Entry in Cuba – Prospects for Growth in the Cuban Economy

Event: Market Entry in Cuba – Prospects for Growth in the Cuban Economy Date: Tuesday 22 March, 2016 Time: 16:00-17:30 Venue: Holland House -1-4 Bury St, London EC3A 5AW. The Cuba Initiative organised a business seminar on Prospects for Growth in the Cuban Economy with our special guest, Ricardo Torres, a Cuban economist from the University of Havana, on Tuesday 22 March at…

Read more >

Business Opportunities in Cuba: Infrastructure, energy, tourism and manufacturing.

Event: Round table meeting Cuban Government delegation Date: Friday 11 March, 2016 Time: 10am-12.pm. Venue: Savills, 33 Margaret Street London, W1G 0JD. The Caribbean Council on behalf of the Cuba Initiative organised an event that provided its members with the opportunity to meet a senior delegation of Cuban government officials. The delegation, which visited London on March 7-11, was led by the Cuban Viceminister of…

Read more >

Dominica – Infrastructure needs following Tropical Storm Erika Damage

Date: Tuesday, 8 March 2016 Time: 16.00–17.30 Venue: House of Lords The Caribbean Council, with its event partner British Expertise International, organised a briefing event on Dominica’s infrastructure needs following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Erika on Tuesday 8 March at the House of Lords. The briefing was led by Baroness Scotland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the…

Read more >

Round table meeting with Barbados’ Central Bank Governor, Dr DeLisle Worrell

Date: 7 March 2016 Time: 17.00 – 18.30 Venue: Bird & Bird LLP offices, 15 Fetter Lane, EC4A 1JP London, United Kingdom The Caribbean Council organised a round table meeting with the Governor of Barbados’ Central Bank, Dr DeLisle Worrell, on Monday 7 March at 17.00. Dr Worrell gave attendees a presentation on Barbados’ current economic performance and future outlook. He also…

Read more >

12th Edition Latin American Networking Party   The Caribbean Council for the first time  joined forces with all the members of the Council of Latin American Chambers in the UK (CIAC) to organise the 12th Edition of the Latin American Networking Party. This networking event took place on 25 February at one of the most fashionable venues in Central London, DSTKT….

Read more >

UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund

Date: 20 January 2016, 11.00am-1.00pm Venue: British Expertise offices, London The Caribbean Council in collaboration with British Expertise organised an event with 70 participants on the £300 million UK Caribbean Infrastructure Fund announced by the Prime Minister during his visit to Jamaica in September 2015 and the opportunities it presents for UK businesses. Baroness Verma, the Minister for International Development, and the…

Read more >

Meeting with the new British Ambassadors to the Dominican Republic and Haiti

Date: 7 October 2015, 4.00pm-5.30pm Venue: Temple Chambers, Central London  The Caribbean Council organised a meeting for its members with the newly appointed British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Chris Campbell and the British Ambassador to Haiti, Sharon Campbell before taking up post in late October. The meeting was an informal opportunity to brief the new Ambassadors on member’s business…

Read more >

Investment and Trade Opportunities in St Kitts and Nevis

An Audience with the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Date: 8 July 2015, 10.00a.m. – 11.30a.m Venue: Hamilton House, London The Caribbean Council organised a business meeting with the Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, who took office in February 2015, following the former incumbent Denzil Douglas’ 20 year tenure…

Read more >

Cuba Initiative Members’ Meeting with the British Ambassador to Cuba, HE Mr Tim Cole

Date: 6 July 2015 Venue: Hamilton House, London The Cuba Initiative organised a members-only meeting with the British Ambassador to Cuba, HE Mr Tim Cole, during his visit to London in July. The meeting provided an opportunity for members to hear from the Ambassador about the outcome of the Cuba Initiative Business Mission to Havana at the end of April as well…

Read more >

Cuba Initiative Garden Party at the Residence of the Cuban Ambassador

Date: 2 June 2015, 18.30-20.30 Venue: Cuban Ambassador’s Residence The Cuba Initiative organised a garden party at the residence of the Cuban Ambassador in London. This event, hosted by H.E Teresita de Jesus Vicente, the Cuban Ambassador, and the Rt Hon Lord Hutton, Chairman of the Cuba Initiative, provided a unique networking setting and an opportunity to meet the Cuban Ambassador…

Read more >

The Dominican Republic Meets the City of London

Date: 4 June 2015, 8.30am-12.00pm Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL The Caribbean Council organised in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce in the Dominican Republic a high level event at which a senior group of “captains of industry” from the Dominican Republic spoke about their sectors in the Dominican Republic and the economic prospects for…

Read more >

Annual Reception 2015

Caribbean Council Annual Reception at the House of Lords Background Since its inception in 2004, The Caribbean Council’s annual reception at the UK Houses of Parliament has grown and developed a reputation as being one of the best receptions on the UK Parliamentary Calendar. This year’s event took place on Tuesday 24 March 2014. The reception is well known for…

Read more >

Business Risks and Mitigation in Latin America

Date: 12 March 2015  The Council of Ibero American Chambers (CIAC) of which the Caribbean Council are members organised an event on 12 March which provided attendees with an insight into business risks and opportunities in Latin America. The panel consisted of a number of experienced speakers including:  • Ms. Irene Mia, The Economist Intelligence Unit – Latin America • Mr….

Read more >

Is Business with Cuba Normalising?

Date:  12 March 2015, 3.00pm-5.30pm Venue: Bird & Bird LLP, 15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP In light of the recent policy changes announced by the US government in December 2014, the Cuba Initiative organised a practical business seminar in partnership with Bird & Bird to discuss the key economic issues relating to Cuba essential for any company wishing to…

Read more >

El Salvador infrastructure/PPP delegation meeting

Date: Thursday 5 February Venue: Embassy of El Salvador The Central American Business Council organised a business meeting with a Salvadoran delegation of officials in the infrastructure sector. The delegation included: Ing. Nelson Vanegas, the President of CEPA, the Executive Commission with responsibility for ports and airports José Schafik Collazo, the Director for PPP projects at the investment promotion agency,…

Read more >

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Briefing on Cuba

Date: Thursday 12 February 2015 Venue: Foreign and Commonwealth Office The Cuba Initiative organised a briefing meeting on Cuba at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, following his visit to Cuba last October which was the first visit by a British Minister for over a decade….

Read more >

Energy Reform in the Dominican Republic – Investment and Restructuring

Date: 24 November 2014 Venue: The Caledonian Club, London In association with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean Council organised a round-table briefing event with leading figures from the Dominican energy sector to learn about the current electricity structure, opportunities for investment and future energy reform.  The Dominican Republic was at the time in discussions to deliver an “energy…

Read more >

CIAC Networking Event

  Date: Monday 17 November, 7.00pm-9.00pm Venue: Melia White House Hotel, Albany Street, London NW1 3UP Members were invited to an exclusive networking reception organised by the Council of Ibero American Chambers in the UK (CIAC) of which the Caribbean Council are members.  The event provided attendees with the opportunity to meet and network with professionals across the different organisations belonging to…

Read more >

World Travel Market: CTO launch for the Industry Trends & Insight Report

Date:  Monday 3 November 12.00pm-1.00pm Venue: World Travel Market (at the Excel Centre, Docklands)  Caribbea Council members were invited to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s launch of their Industry Trends & Insight Report at World Travel Market 2014. The event launched CTO’s industry trends report which provided an up-to-date analysis on the challenges facing the UK & Europe’s travel industry, the latest consumer…

Read more >

Honduras video conference roundtable event

Date: 11 November 2014 Venue: British American Tobacco’s London office The Central American Business Council’s first ever videoconference roundtable meeting took place on 11 November at British American Tobacco’s London office on the subject of Honduras’ business environment. The meeting linked directly via videoconferencing with our speakers in Honduras: Mr Jose Rafael Rivera, a partner at the legal firm Consortium…

Read more >

Meeting with Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Date: 22 October 2014 Venue: Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London The Caribbean Council organised an exclusive meeting for its members with the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda. The then newly elected Prime Minister had won his place during a historic landslide victory in the Antigua and Barbuda general election in May this year. The meeting…

Read more >

Cuba Initiative Business Conference

Date: 23 June 2014 Venue: British American Tobacco’s London office A high level business conference and networking event took place on the morning of 23rd June at British American Tobacco (BAT) offices in Central London.  This event, organised and hosted by The Cuba Initiative, together with the Cuban Embassy, included a series of informative presentations aimed at UK investors and…

Read more >

UK-Caribbean Trade and Investment Forum

Date: 17 June 2014 Venue: Lancaster House, London The half day conference and networking event aimed at attracting new UK investors and businesses into the region was jointly organised by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Caribbean Council and formed a part of the official biennial UK-Caribbean Government to Government Forum. The Caribbean Council also worked in relation…

Read more >

Nicaragua Canal project business seminar

Date: 30 April 2014, 3pm Venue: British Expertise London office Dr Paul Oquist, a key figure in the Nicaraguan Government and a close adviser to President Ortega on the Canal project, spoke for the first time in London about the new Nicaragua Canal project. The Central American Business Council organised a business event chaired by its President, Baroness Hooper. The seminar…

Read more >

UK-Central America – New Business Opportunities

High Level Business Conference Date: 5 March 2014 Venue: Lancaster House, London The Central American Business Council organised a half-day high level business conference and evening networking reception on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Diplomatic Missions of the Member Countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in London. This important event set out the opportunities…

Read more >

Breakfast briefing with the British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

Together with Canning House, the Caribbean Council organised a breakfast roundtable briefing for corporate members with the British Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, HE Steve Fisher. The Ambassador provided an update on the economic, political and business climate in the country and an open discussion ensued. The meeting was chaired by Baroness Hooper, the President of the Central American Business Council.

Read more >


Caribbean Council Twitter
Follow us on Twitter
@CaribbeanCounci

#Project #launched to improve #water #supply for 3,400 households in #Bahamas https://t.co/fFvh5HUF8K #caribbeannews https://t.co/c4VJuuYwFD
- Friday Feb 24 - 10:06am

For up to date news and events please click here

Click here to enquire about Membership Events, Consultancy Service, View from Europe Reports, Business of Tourism or General Enquiries.

Contact us for more information

Click here to join the mailing lists for:

 Free Events View from Europe Business of Tourism Click here if you would prefer not to be added to our mailing lists

Order Tickets

Contact Us
The Caribbean Council

Temple Chambers, 3-7 Temple Avenue,
London EC4Y 0HP
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7583 8739
Fax +44 (0) 20 7583 9652