David Gomez of Caribbean Export Development Agency to Speak at Invest Caribbean 2012

WASHINGTON – The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) is pleased to announce that David Gomez, Manager, Trade and Export Development at the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) will take part in this year’s Invest Caribbean 2012: Mining the Agribusiness Value Chain Dialogue being held on Friday, November 16, 2012, at the Capital Hilton Hotel, in Washington DC from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Invest Caribbean is the destination for anyone interested in promoting and increasing trade between the U.S. and the Caribbean. Mr. Gomez joins experts such as, Kurt Kisto, from the IDB; Alison Gatchev, from OPIC; and Christian Strachan, from BioJAM, who will be participating in this year’s dialogue.

Mr. Gomez advanced degrees, including a Master of Laws in International Trade from Northumbria University and an M.A. in International Relations with Distinction from the University of Kent; as well as his expertise in international trade and policy, export promotion and development, competitive strategy and planning, and project management will greatly enhance the level of discussion.

His recent work includes, EU funded trade development project in Papua New Guinea, Commonwealth Secretariat design of a Roadmap for enhancing the exports of non-tourism professional services; and work for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Trade Organization, the International Trade Centre in Geneva, the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery, and the OAS Trade Unit.

David Gomez, Trade and Export Development Manager, Caribbean Export

According to Gomez, “Opportunities abound for expanding agribusiness production and exports, by focusing and competing not on products but on brand and brand value. The huge imports of food products for the Caribbean tourism sector is just a slice of what is possible”.

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