The Annual Reception 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation the Annual Reception has been re-scheduled to Thursday, 22 October 2020.  
We hope you all stay healthy and safe at this difficult time.

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 250 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 has selected a country to host the Reception. Past host countries have included St Lucia, Guyana, the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. In 2020, the reception will be a regional event in celebration of the 20 years of The Caribbean Council. The Reception will be fundraising for a nominated charity supporting hurricane recovery.

Why attend?

  • A chance to network and entertain in the prestigious surroundings of the House of Lords
  • Enjoy a Caribbean party atmosphere with music and rum punch on the Terrace overlooking the River Thames.
  • An opportunity to hear from a high profile speaker.
  • End the evening with a raffle where guests have the chance of winning a range of prizes. In the past, our prizes have included a holiday for two to the Caribbean.

Interested in being a guest at the reception? 


Maria Tereza Laino –

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? An opportunity to strengthen your relationships through face to face contact, facilitate new connections and build brand exposure?


Nicola Gardiner –

Sara Ornellas –