US-CARICOM Relations Webinar: “Exploring Business Opportunities for and with the Private Sector: A Transactional Focus” – Thursday, May 19, 2022, 11am-12:30pmEST

On May 19, 2022, the Shridath Ramphal Center, United States of America Embassy, in collaboration with the Caribbean Policy Consortium-CPC (, will host the webinar “Exploring Business Opportunities for and with the Private Sector: A Transactional Focus.” In this webinar, panelists will explore US Business opportunities for and with the Caribbean Private Sector, with a focus on notable issues in need of attention and the opportunity to discuss these issues between key stakeholders and academics. The featured presenter Economist Dr. Scott MacDonald will present several recommendations to advance the Caribbean Private Sector’s penetration within the U.S. Market, notably:

  1. The Agri-Business, Business Process Outsourcing, Green Energy, Fintech and Captive Insurance Industries are key opportunities for Caribbean companies;   
  2. US Market Intelligence inclusive of an identification of key U.S. State Trade Promotion government agencies is critical for Caribbean companies seeking to enter the U.S. market;
  3. Caribbean Agri-business processors must develop an ongoing dialogue with major North American grocery chains

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 
    11:00 – 12:30 am EST 
    Live webinar via Zoom 
    Free and open to the public but registration is required. 

    Dr. Scott MacDonald 
    Chief Economist, Smith’s Research & Gradings & CPC Fellow 

    Mr. Steven Whittingham 
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Financial Group 

    Mr. Anthony Ali 
    Chief Executive Officer, Goddard Enterprises Limited 

    Representative of the Caribbean Private Sector Organisation (CPSO)

    Dr. Jan Yves Remy 
    Director, Shridath Ramphal Center for International Trade Law Policy and Services, U.W.I Cave Hill Campus 

     With a special emphasis on US-CARICOM Trade and Investment Relations, the SRC/US Embassy/CPC Webinar Series includes three (3) webinars for the 2021-2022 academic year with technical experts, moderated by SRC faculty. A series of policy-oriented papers addressing US-CARICOM Trade, Investment and Business Relations, as part of the collaboration project with the Embassy of the United States of America (US Embassy/Bridgetown.) 

    Contact UWI/SRC Kai-Ann Skeete and Taneil Knight Taneil.knight@cavehill.uwi.edufor any further information.

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