The Annual Reception 2019

One of the largest and most high profile UK-Caribbean related business events in the UK.

The reception has become an established event with a reputation as one of the best, in the Parliamentary Calendar.  It puts the spotlight on Caribbean and Central America and provides a unique opportunity for UK, Caribbean and Central American companies to network with those who are involved in supporting economic development and bilateral investment in the region.

The Reception welcomes around 300 guests who include an influential mix of MPs, Peers, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, UK Civil Service members from the Foreign Office, NGOs, members of the Caribbean community in the UK and business leaders invested in or working with the Caribbean region.

Since its inception in 2004, The Caribbean Council selects a country to host the Reception. Past host countries have included St Lucia, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and the Cayman Islands. In 2019 the host is Jamaica.

Why attend?

  • A chance to network and entertain in the prestigious surrounding of the House of Lords
  • An opportunity to hear from a senior figure in the Jamaican government.
  • Enjoy a Caribbean party atmosphere with a steel band and sipping on rum punch on the Terrace overlooking the River Thames.
  • End the evening with a raffle where guests have the chance of winning a range of fantastic prizes. In the past, our prizes have included a holiday for two to the Caribbean, a bottle of rum and Cuban Cigars.

Interested in attending the reception or being involved in sponsorship?


Nicola Gardiner –

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There are a number of sponsorship opportunities to enable you to strengthen relationships through face to face contact; facilitate new connections and increase your brand exposure to the region and national government. Click here for the Sponsorship Opportunity brochure.


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