Representatives From Florida In Belize For Trade Mission

Placencia, Belize  – A team of business persons from a number of companies in the United States arrived in Belize, Thursday, March 17 for a trade and investment meeting which opens Friday, March 18 at the Placencia Hotel & Resort.

The 15- member trade and investment mission is there to discuss investment and trade opportunities with private sector and government officials.

Some members of the team have been in Belize since earlier in the week having one-one-one discussions with various officials including Mr. Glenford Ysaguirre, Governor of the Central Bank of Belize.

Michael D. Young, Executive Director of Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc.

Michael D. Young, Executive Director of Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida Inc.

“Over the next three days the visiting mission will be brought up to date with the investment opportunities which Belize offers in a wide range of sectors including hotel development, agribusiness and financial services, among others,” says Michael Devin Young, representative of the Belize Ministry of Trade and Investment in Florida and president of the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce (GCACC).

According to Young some members of the mission will also be exploring trade opportunities, seeking to source products from Belize for export markets and to introduce new products into the local market.

The mission is organized by the Belize American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (BACCOF) in collaboration with Broward County, Florida, the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI), the United States Embassy in Belize & its American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), the Ministry of Trade and Investment, & Beltraide .

Among the speakers listed for Friday’s opening session are Florida State Representative Hazelle Rogers and Broward County’s Economic Development Specialist, Ms. Paola Isaac, who are accompanying the mission.

The Minister of Trade and Investment, Erwin Rafael Contreras is slated to address the meeting on Saturday, March 19.

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