PRESS RELEASE – The Saint Lucia Investment Forum has received overwhelming response and an influx of registrations in the last few days leading up to the April 24 deadline of its Investment Forum.
Registration has surpassed the targeted number of overseas participants and has attracted a wide cross section of potential investors, financiers (debt and capital), brand representatives and operators, investment professionals, developers and project sponsors from as far away as Bangladesh, Germany and China.
A number of regional representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique and Guadeloupe, Jamaica and Venezuela are also registered to attend, as are investor representatives and businesses from traditional sources such as the UK, USA and Canada.
The local business community will also be well represented – some as panelists for the various plenary sessions, others to network with potential regional and international investment partners at the B2B sessions.
CEO of Invest Saint Lucia McHale Andrew, is hopeful that given the numbers, the SLIF will meet its objectives aimed at raising the profile of Saint Lucia as a business and investment destination; generating leads into real investments in the key strategic sectors of Tourism, Manufacturing and Infrastructure while improving investor perception of Saint Lucia.
Proposed to be held biennially, the SLIF is seen as a flagship event that will demonstrate Saint Lucia’s investment potential.
Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) – which is hosting the inaugural Event alongside the Ministries of Finance, Economic Affairs and Social Security; Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs; the Trade Export Promotion Agency; the Saint Lucia Tourist Board; the Private Sector Council; the Saint Lucia Air & Seaports Authority and Corporate partners like Digicel St. Lucia and the St. Lucia Electricity Services Ltd. (LUCELEC) – is looking ahead to the successful staging of this inaugural event, expected to promote targeted investment and business opportunities on Saint Lucia to the international business community.