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Event Schedule

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Official Opening Ceremony

Starts at 4:00 pm Nuriyyih Gerrard CIF Main Stage Host, Eloquent Guyana Inc.

Join us for the official opening ceremony and welcome reception of the Caribbean Investment Forum.

Remarks & Official Opening of CIF 2024

Dr. Damie Sinanan Executive Director Caribbean Export Development Agency
Dr. Carla Barnett Secretary General CARICOM Secretariat
His Excellency Rene Van Nes  Ambassador Delegation of the European Union to Guyana
Lisa Harding Head (Ag.) Private Sector Division Caribbean Development Bank
4:00 pm - 4:55 pm

Cultural Presentation - One Guyana - Fusion Dance (performed by: Riverside Angels, Jorro and Berbice Delights Dance Troupes)

5:05 pm - 5:10 pm

Opening Keynote Address: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: President Irfaan Ali's Vision for a Transformed Caribbean​

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Cultural presentation- - A Taste of Guyana

Presentation showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Content Tracks

  • Sustainable Agriculture

    Explore the opportunities, challenges, and strategies for investing in sustainable agriculture to drive economic growth, food security, and environmental stewardship in the Caribbean region.Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges in sustainable agriculture investment in the Caribbean and concrete strategies for harnessing the potential of agriculture to drive prosperity and resilience in the region.

  • Green Economy Transition

    From green infrastructure to addressing climate change, the integration of natural elements, ecosystem services, and advanced technologies emerges as a pivotal strategy to enhance urban resilience, mitigate environmental impacts, and improve quality of life for Caribbean inhabitants. At this critical moment, the Caribbean region is poised to champion a sustainable green revolution, demonstrating the efficacy of innovative environmental solutions in urban landscapes.

  • Digitalization of Business

    In an era defined by rapid technological advancement, the Caribbean region stands at the precipice of a transformative journey fueled by the convergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We’ll explore pivotal role of AI and ICT as catalysts for innovation, growth, and sustainable development in the Caribbean context. With a focus on unleashing the transformative power of digital technologies.

  • Sustainable Development

    The Caribbean region stands at a pivotal moment in its economic evolution, poised to embrace transformative approaches to investment finance that can catalyze sustainable development and prosperity for all.

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados

P.O. Box 5050
Postal code BB22026
Tel:+1 (246) 436-0578
Fax:+1 (246) 436-9999

Av. Pedro Henríquez Ureña No. 150

Torre Diandy XIX, Piso 7
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Tel:+1 (809) 531-6565
Fax:+1 (809) 473-7532