Invest Caribbean Now returns to the US diaspora
The biggest investment summit on the Caribbean held outside the region annually returns with a bang this Caribbean-American Heritage Month to New York City.
Global investors, business leaders and dignitaries from China, Russia, Africa, Dubai, the United States and the Caribbean will come together for the Invest Caribbean Now 2014, (ICN) summit during Caribbean Week in New York this June 4, at the prestigious Harvard Club of New York, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
ICN returns with a revamped agenda and a focus on advancing wealth in the Caribbean region. The summit will kick off with a panel on Global Investment Trends and the Caribbean.
Also on the agenda this year will be a focus on medical tourism as an economic earner for Caribbean nations with CEO of Global Med Choices, Colin Childress and Dr Paul Angelchik, founder of American World Clinics. ICN will also spotlight on the Emerging Relationship of Chinese Tourism and Investments in the Caribbean; IT and Clean Energy in the Caribbean and The Caribbean Diaspora: A Real Source for Investment? with the World Bank Group's Qahir Dhanani, the US State Department's IdEA's Leigh Moran and Irwine Clare, advisory board member of the Jamaica Diaspora USA, North East.
Bridging the wealth gap
Harvard, Princeton and Columbia graduate and Caribbean-born scholar, Dr Isaac Newton, will deliver the keynote address on the issue of economic development and investment outreach while bridging the wealth gap to the people of the diaspora and the Caribbean, while this year's project focus will be on the Caribbean Market Village, a brilliant, new, innovative $30-million resort project/theme park set to be built in Dunnery, St Lucia.
The summit will wrap up with the launch of the Woody Wilson Tropical Collection for the Caribbean. Woody Wilson is a renowned designer to stars like Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Terrance Howard, among others.
Immediately following the summit, ICN will present its 2014 networking awards and cocktail reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harvard Club's Cambridge Room, where a Hollywood celebrity will join delegates and honourees who will include 2014 Leadership Awardee Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, chairman of Sandals Resort.
A special addition to the ICN Summit of 2014 is the Diamond Dinner event for 20 individuals to network and do business privately. Attendance is by invitation only from Joe Bernstein at email@example.com.
ICN founder and chairman, Felicia Persaud, CMO of communications consultancy, Hard Beat Communications, says the 2014 summit will be the best and biggest in the event's four-year history because of the new team and board that's been put in place to run the event and market the Caribbean to the world.