September 14, 2015

Dear Colleague:

Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) and the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) invite you to register today for the Workshop on Caribbean Banking and Caribbean International Financial Services Sector, taking place at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort in Willemsted, Curaçao on September 30-October 1, 2015.

Workshop co-host, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton of Caribbean Export, stated that “Caribbean financial institutions find themselves increasingly vulnerable to regulatory changes and new trends that threaten their very existence. Once seen as a growth industry for regional economies seeking to diversify from the dependency of the non-competitive agriculture base or the tourism-dependent economies; today the industry (traditional and offshore) is facing an ever increasing array of challenges in the globalized environment.”

This workshop will bring together regional and international financial institutions and experts to discuss in detail, the challenges facing the Caribbean Basin and put forth proactive solutions within the context of the international regulatory framework at the upcoming OECD Global Forum summit to be hosted in Barbados in October 2015.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

The Honourable Jose Jardim, Minister of Finance & the Economy, Curaçao

The Honourable Donville Inniss, Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Barbados

Ms. Joanna Charles, President, Caribbean Association of Banks

 Mr. Roberto De Michele, Private Sector Development Principal Specialist
Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Mr. Hillary Deveaux,  Ministry of Financial Services, Bahamas

Ms. Leesa Kow, General Manager, Jamaica National Money Services Ltd.

Ms. Ana Maria de Alba, Risk Management and Banking Consultant; and Instructor, Florida International Bankers Association

Mr. Glenford Malone, Director, Investment Business, BVI Financial Services Commission

among others.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mr. Anton Edmunds, President of The Edmunds Group, and Mr. Chris Principe, Principal of Trade Solutions Group. To download the most recent preliminary agenda, please click here.

Registration and Hotel Accommodations:
The registration fee for the Workshop is $200. Space will be limited so we encourage all interested participants to register promptly. To register, please click here.

A group rate of $134 p/n (plus taxes) is also available at the Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort and Emerald Casino for workshop attendees. Reserve your room here, or contact Ms. Gwendolyn Siegel at or (202) 464-2031 for questions on hotel and event registration.

We look forward to having you join us in Curaçao.


Sally Yearwood
Executive Director, CCAA

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