The Caribbean Council & Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry Business Networking Mixer

The IMF forecasts Guyanese GDP growth to be 16.5% in 2021. The country’s GDP is expected to nearly double by 2025, reaching US$11bn.As the oil and gas sector continues to rapidly develop, opportunities to trade with and invest in Guyana are multiplying across the economy, including in agriculture and agribusiness, services, real estate and construction, tourism and […]

Economic Resilience and Capital Markets

Webinar: “Economic Resilience and Capital Markets in the Caribbean after COVID-19” Date: Tuesday, 26th May.Speakers:  Rachel Collie – Research Associate – The Caribbean Council, Mrs Marlene Street-Forrest C.D., JP – Managing Director at Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mr. Mark Young – CEO and Co-Founder at Carilend  For this webinar event in our series ‘Information Exchange’, The Caribbean Council was pleased to […]

COVID-19 and Cuba – Impacts on the Economy and Government

Webinar: “COVID-19 and Cuba – Impacts on the Economy and Government” Date: Thursday, 30th April.Speakers:  Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Cuba, Antony Stokes, William White who is the director, Higher Ground Antillean Fund ltd. For this second webinar event in our series ‘Information Exchange’, The Cuba Initiative was pleased to host a discussion on the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis on […]

UK Trade and Investment Mission to Cuba, 17-20 June 2019

Cuba Initiative Takes Large British Business Delegation to Havana to mark 25 years of the Initiative The Cuba Initiative Business Mission to Havana at the end of June was a great success with some 28 UK participants representing 19 companies meeting with a wide range of Ministers, senior policy makers and Cuban business representatives. The […]

Guyana Oil & Gas Economic Summit

The Caribbean Council was pleased to attend the Guyana Oil & Gas Economic Summit in London during which expert panellists shared insights on the opportunities associated with Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, and discussed ways that Guyana might best harness the economic benefits of an established oil and gas industry. Oil and gas operators, regulators, […]

Advisory Committee – Campari Offices at the Shard

During our 1st Advisory Committee meeting of 2019, held in Campari offices at the Shard, we had the honour of hosting Joanna Crellin – Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Kate Parker – former Principal Economist at the Economic Intelligence Unit. Following introductions by the President of The Caribbean Council […]

Changing US Policy on Cuba: Impact on Cuba Investors and Businesses

On 21 March, members of the Cuba Initiative were invited to participate in an invaluable discussion during which industry experts shed light on the implications President Trump’s threats to end the waiver on Title III of the Helms Burton Act. Title III allows US nationals to sue for damages suffered by confiscation or nationalism of […]

The Caribbean Council’s Annual Reception 2018

Each year, The Caribbean Council hosts an Annual Reception at the House of Lords which provides a unique opportunity for UK, Caribbean and Central American companies to network with others from the UK and the region who are involved in supporting the region’s economic development and bilateral investment. This year marked The Caribbean Council’s 14th […]

UK business mission to Cuba, 27-30 April 2015

A 45 member delegation from the United Kingdom visited Cuba from 27-30 April led by the Chairman of the UK Cuba Initiative, Rt Hon. Lord Hutton of Furness, marking the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Cuba Initiative. The visit was announced last November by the British Minister of State, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP. Interests among the […]

Retail trade mission to Panama and El Salvador, 25-28 March 2014

The Central American Business Council, in collaboration with the British Embassies in El Salvador and Panama, organised a retail trade mission to Panama City and San Salvador which took place on Tuesday 25-Friday 28 March 2014. Companies in the fashion, food and beverage, homeware and cosmetics sectors and the wider retail industry participated. This retail […]

Clean energy mission to El Salvador and Guatemala, 28-31 October 2013

The Central American Business Council organised in association with the British Embassies in El Salvador and Guatemala a clean energy sector trade mission to El Salvador and Guatemala to offer UK companies the chance to explore the many opportunities in clean energy in these important Central American markets. The mission provided companies with meetings and networking opportunities […]

Trade and investment mission to Guatemala and Nicaragua, March 2013

In partnership with the Embassies of Guatemala and Nicaragua in London and British Embassies in the region, the Central American Business Council organised an investment and trade mission to Guatemala and Nicaragua in March 2013 for senior representatives of UK companies that wanted to explore opportunities in the following sectors: Energy: electricity generation and distribution; oil and gas […]