CSFI Round-table discussion on Cuba

Date: 28 June 2016

Time: 12.30-14.15

Venue: Central London 

The Caribbean Council is supporting a roundtable event on Cuba, organised by the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).

The discussion will take place under the Chatham House Rule, and will be chaired by CSFI’s Director, Andrew Hilton. The panel members will include:

  • Teresita Vicente Sotolongo, Cuban Ambassador to the UK
  • Lord Hutton, Chairman of the Cuba Initiative
  • Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Professor in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
  • Kevin Daly, ‎Portfolio Manager, Emerging Market Debt, Aberdeen Asset Managers
  • Andrew MacDonald, Director and Vice President, Havana Energy

Panellists will make short presentations followed by a lively debate and question and answer session. Discussion points will explore issues such as:

  • latest developments in Cuba since their opening up of relations with the US, with a particular focus on the Cuba/EU dimension;
  • Cuba’s potential access to the financial markets, direct investments;
  • Cuba’s relationship with Venezuela, assessing any changes or possible changes in the regional geopolitical landscape;
  • the current status of blockade legislation;
  • the extent to which Raúl Castro is serious about economic liberalisation;
  • the legacy problem of compensation for expropriation of US firms;
  • the difficulties of doing business in Cuba;
  • the perennial Latin problem of excess debt.

We expect a good turnout from a senior level audience from the City of London and there will be opportunity for networking before and after the event. This is an introductory event and is most suitable for those who are new to Cuba. Lunch and drinks will be provided.

Tickets to this event are provided on a complimentary basis by the CSFI, however, spaces are limited.

If you would like to register your interest in attending, please email isadora.forcen@stagingcaribbean.wpengage.uk.

We will endeavour to respond by the end of the week to confirm your attendance.