fifth Annual Euromoney LatinFinance Caribbean Investment
Forum provided a unique opportunity for several major international
firms to interact directly with Ministry of Trade and Industry
officials to discuss investment opportunities in T&T.
During the event, representatives from nearly 20 companies
in the US, Europe and the Far East held technical meetings
with Trade and Industry Minister Kenneth Valley, Minister
of State in the Ministry of Trade, Dianne Seukeran, the
Ministrys senior officers and Tidco staff.
The companies had been specially targeted for invitation
to the forum by Tidco.
Apart from participating in the general conference programme,
their representatives were hosted to a special round of
meetings, toured various industrial estates, visited hotel
sites in both T&T and participated in sessions with
government officials and members of the local business community.
The various companies, which included Home Depot; Fairmont
Hotels; Delta Airlines; Premier Foods, Inc; America OnLine;
Sym & Associates; LS Cable; Lionstone Hotels and Resorts;
and Portman Holdings, LLC, span a range of industries including
retail distribution, manufacturing, finance, ICT and hospitality.