The Cuban economy and US-Cuba policy: An update

30 November 2017

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017

Time: 15.00 – 18.00

Venue: Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Ln, London EC4A 1JP

On Thursday 30th November, the Cuba Initiative organised a round table event on ‘The Cuban economy and US-Cuba policy: An update’ which took place from 15.00-18.00 at Bird & Bird.

This business-focused seminar looked closely at the outlook for Cuba’s economy in the near future as well as the way in which the recent changes to US-Cuba policy may impact the country. This event was essential for any company interested in working in Cuba, as well as those considering the possibility of expanding into the country.

We were joined by a prestigious panel of expert speakers, each of whom is ideally placed to brief attendees on the current state of their sector in Cuba.

  • An update on the Cuban Economy

Dr Emily Morris, Honorary Research Fellow at UCL Institute of the Americas

  • New measures affecting foreign investment

Mr Hermenegildo Altozano, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

  • President Trump’s Cuba Policy

Mr Robert Muse, Law Offices of Robert L. Muse

Following the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to put their questions to the panellists. There was also time for networking and drinks following the event.


We found the event to be very informative and thought provoking and we hope the attendees did too.

Photo credit: Rafael <RoR> Rodrigues, ‘Havana – Cuba’,, Flickr