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A Virtual Conference -The Caribbean: Building Regional Trade and Economic Resilience Post-COVID

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· Expo
Event Opens
Sponsors booths open and opportunity to network
2020-11-25T13:30:00Z 2020-11-25T14:00:00Z Europe/London Event+Opens https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome
President of the Caribbean Council – The Rt. Hon. Lord Bruce
Malcolm Bruce
2020-11-25T14:00:00Z 2020-11-25T14:05:00Z Europe/London Welcome+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote: Regional Economic resilience post COVID and CSME
Hon Dr Ralph Gonsalves MP, Chairman of CARICOM and Prime Minister St. Vincent and Grenadines
2020-11-25T14:05:00Z 2020-11-25T14:20:00Z Europe/London Keynote%3A+Regional+Economic+resilience+post+COVID+and+CSME+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Caribbean Council Excellence in International Business Award Presentation Sponsor: Charles Russell Speechlys
Chair of the Judges and Awards Sponsor, Hamish Perry, Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
Hamish Perry, Charles Russell Speechlys
2020-11-25T14:20:00Z 2020-11-25T14:30:00Z Europe/London Caribbean+Council+Excellence+in+International+Business+Award+Presentation+Sponsor%3A+Charles+Russell+Speechlys https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote: Regional Integration and CSME - Path to growth post-COVID
Dr. Jan Yves Remy, Deputy Director, Shridath Ramphal Centre, The University of the West Indies followed by a Q&A
Jan Yves Remy
2020-11-25T14:30:00Z 2020-11-25T15:00:00Z Europe/London Keynote%3A+Regional+Integration+and+CSME+-+Path+to+growth+post-COVID+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Visit Booths and Networking
Darren Henry MP, UK Trade Envoy to the Caribbean welcomes attendees to visit the Sponsor Booths
Darren  Henry
2020-11-25T15:00:00Z 2020-11-25T15:20:00Z Europe/London Visit+Booths+and+Networking+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Theme 1: Agriculture and Food Supply - Supporting and protecting a vibrant internal market
How can regional agricultural production be sustained and protected; food imports be substituted & what do regional food manufacturers need for their markets.
David Costantini The Caribbean Council Team Beni Sankar William Neal
2020-11-25T15:20:00Z 2020-11-25T16:05:00Z Europe/London Theme+1%3A++Agriculture+and+Food+Supply++-+Supporting+and+protecting+a+vibrant+internal+market https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Theme 2: Shipping – Improving regional shipping links and reducing costs of supply chains
How costs in the regional supply chain can reduce; what shipping companies need to invest in new routes & how can regional supermarkets improve supply chains.
Gerard Bergasse Peter Odle Christopher Docherty Dirk Hoffmann Chris Leonard
2020-11-25T15:20:00Z 2020-11-25T16:05:00Z Europe/London Theme+2%3A+Shipping+%E2%80%93+Improving+regional+shipping+links+and+reducing+costs+of+supply+chains https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Visit Booths and Networking
Visit our Sponsor's Booths on the "Expo" tab located on the menu on the left
2020-11-25T16:05:00Z 2020-11-25T16:15:00Z Europe/London Visit+Booths+and+Networking+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Theme 3: Aviation and Regional Tourism Travel – Improving regional aviation connectivity and reducing costs
What is preventing further air liberalisation; how greater intra-regional travel can be encouraged & what new innovations in the sector mean for the Caribbean.
Trevor Sadler Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace Sue Springer Oliver Ranson Richard Nanton
2020-11-25T16:15:00Z 2020-11-25T17:00:00Z Europe/London Theme+3%3A++Aviation+and+Regional+Tourism+Travel+%E2%80%93+Improving+regional+aviation+connectivity+and+reducing+costs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Theme 4: Digital Services – Harnessing digital to enable regional financial and service sector scale up
How to reduce transaction costs; the opportunity to use digital services to run payments without $US; adopt digital services to improve processes & decisions.
Shiva Bissessar Stephen  Phillips Steve Wright peter phipps Mark Young
2020-11-25T16:16:00Z 2020-11-25T17:00:00Z Europe/London Theme+4%3A++Digital+Services+%E2%80%93+Harnessing+digital+to+enable+regional+financial+and+service+sector+scale+up https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing Remarks
Closing remarks by Chris Bennett, the Managing Director of the Caribbean Council
The Caribbean Council Team
2020-11-25T17:00:00Z 2020-11-25T17:10:00Z Europe/London Closing+Remarks+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Networking
Enjoy our one-to-one networking session
2020-11-25T17:10:00Z 2020-11-25T18:00:00Z Europe/London Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Visit our Sponsor's Booths
Please click on the "Expo" tab on the left to visit our Sponsor's Booths
2020-11-25T17:10:00Z 2020-11-25T18:00:00Z Europe/London Visit+our+Sponsor%27s+Booths+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.to%2Fevents%2Fconference-caribbean-building-regional-trade-and-economic-resilience-post-covid Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Maureen Denton

General Manager - Grace Agro Processors

Gerard Bergasse

Regional Manager, Tropical Shipping

Shiva Bissessar

Managing Director, Pinka Consulting

Trevor Sadler

CEO - interCaribbean Airways

David Costantini

CEO - DSBC Global Corp

Darren Henry

MP - UK Trade Envoy to the Caribbean

Jan Yves Remy

Deputy Director - Shridath Ramphal Centre, The University of the West Indies

Shiva Bissessar

Managing Director - Pinka Consulting

Peter Odle

Chairman - Barbados Port Authority

The Caribbean Council Team

Managing Director - Caribbean Council

William Neal

Managing Director - ASR Group

Malcolm Bruce

Baron Bruce of Bennachie, PC

Richard Nanton

Flight Operations Consultant - Nanton Aviation Consulting

Oliver Ranson

Airline Strategic Monetisation Consultant - Ranson Pricing

Dirk Hoffmann

General Manager – Commercial, Geestline

Beni Sankar

CEO, Kayman Sankar

Sue Springer

Director - Caribbean Council

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace

Principal Partner - Bedford Baker Group

Steve Wright

Co-founder - ebpSource

Stephen Phillips

Vice President - BITT

Christopher Docherty

Managing Director - Windward Commodities

peter phipps

Caribbean Regional Representative, Transportation - Mott MacDonald

Chris Leonard

Business Development Director - Nectar Group

Hamish Perry, Charles Russell Speechlys

Awards Chairperson

Mark Young

CEO, Director & Co-Founder - Carilend

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Belize Sugar Industries Limited “Making Life a Little Sweeter”

Producing high quality sugar products and derivatives since 1967

Nectar Group Ltd.

Bulk Commodity handling – across the Globe

The Caribbean Council

Supporting trade, investment and development across the Caribbean and Central America

The UK Department for International Trade

We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment and championing free trade.

Bird & Bird LLP

Bird & Bird LLP

Charles Russell Speechlys

A law firm that takes the long view

Mott MacDonald

Opening opportunities with connected thinking

ebpSource Limited

Financial Services - Innovative digital infrastructures for the delivery of new banking and payment services

Geest Line

Geest Line, the fast link between the Caribbean Islands

Hands for Hunger

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