Invest Caribbean Now: New York Forum On Doing Business In The Caribbean Returns

NEW YORK – With the Caribbean economies scheduled to keep on growing despite ongoing uncertainties at the international levels and with eight countries in the top 100, the region’s future remains both bright and optimistic and there’s no better time to invest in this emerging market than the present.

It is why Felicia Persaud, founder of Invest Caribbean Now and CEO of award-winning digital media solutions company, Hard Beat Communications, continues to push on with an annual investment forum focused only on the Caribbean region each year in New York City, despite the tough job of convincing investors and sponsors that the region is indeed viable.

This year, Persaud again teams up with governmental regional tourism grouping, the Caribbean Tourism Organization to present the third annual Invest Caribbean Now forum during Caribbean Week in New York City.

Invest Caribbean Now aims to continue educating U.S. investors about the opportunities and advantages of investing in the last emerging market on earth, the Caribbean, and is set for June 5th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 the Radisson Martinique Hotel, 49 W 39th Street in New York City.

Luxury real estate company, Avalon Partners, has joined the forum this year as the marquee sponsor and one of a handful of horn blowers touting the region’s viability and diversity.

This year’s event will feature Turks & Caicos Premier, Dr. Rufus Ewing , along with his Finance Minister, Washington Misick, spotlighting on the myriad of opportunities available in the British dependent territory, whose GDP has shown a consistent uptick in recent years.

Additionally, the forum will feature an address on The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, (FATCA) & The Caribbean, by a deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Investing In The Caribbean Stock Exchanges – The Case Of Jamaica, by head of the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Mrs. Marlene Street ; Alan Loewenstein of Wedgewood Capital as well as two panels on Development, Tourism, and Beyond the Turks & Caicos.

The World Bank and The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean both agree the Caribbean will grow close to four percent in 2013; rates higher than Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and similar to those of East Asia.

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