November 10, 2014
Dear Colleague;

In just ten days, from November 19-21, public and private sector leaders from Central America, the Caribbean, the United States, and beyond, will converge on the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami for CCAA’s 38th Annual Conference on the Caribbean and Central America.

As always, CCAA is pleased to bring our conference participants not only a great range of panels on diverse issues impacting the economic future of the Caribbean and Central America, but we are also grateful to our partners who bring additional depth and breadth to the program.

NEW:
“IDB Partnerships with the Private Sector”.

Friday, November 21 / 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Location: Pre-function North
Breakfast Presentation Hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank – Integration and Trade Sector. The Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank has developed a strong range of tools and research materials that are designed to support and inform regional private sector development. This breakfast presentation will be an opportunity to learn about their work, with a focus on the Americas Business Dialogue and ConnectAmericas.
Open to all Conference participants, but space is limited so on-time arrival is recommended.

“Miami: Trade and Logistics Capital of the Americas”.

Thursday, November 20 / 7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Location: Pre-function North
Breakfast Presentation featuring our conference partners. Learn about the growth of trade and the infrastructure that is driving and supporting Miami’s economic partnership with the region.
Open to all Conference participants, but space is limited so on-time arrival is recommended.

“Connecting Women in Business – A Networking Event”.
Thursday, November 20 / 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pre-function South
Networking Reception hosted by World Trade Center Miami and Trade Commission of Peru in Miami. This reception is a special event that will bring together women entrepreneurs from South Florida with those from around the Americas participating in the Conference, to network and create new and dynamic business linkages.
By Invitation.

“The Scale and Impact of China’s Investment in the Caribbean”
Thursday, November 20 / 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Met 2
Presentation by Ambassador Richard Bernal, author of “Dragon in the Caribbean. China’s Global Re-dimensioning – Challenges and Opportunities for the Caribbean”. A presentation on the growth of China’s investment in the Caribbean as well as an interactive discussion with the audience on the implications and impact of this investment.
Open to all Conference participants.

A full agenda is available here. We look forward to seeing you at these great events!

Sincerely,

Sally Yearwood
Executive Director


CCAA is a non-governmental organization that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin. More information on the organization and the Annual Conference can be found at CCAA’s website at www.c-caa.org