CaribPR Newswire, NEW YORK, NY, June 8, 2011: Minister of Business Development & Tourism of Bermuda, Patrice Kimberly Minors, is among a stellar panel set to address the inaugural Invest Caribbean Power Forum in New York City tomorrow, Thursday, June 9th.
Minister Minors will join panelists Martin Mohabeer, the Guyana-born Managing Director of Spackman Group and CEO of Spackman Capital; W. Dave Dowrich, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and David Brillembourg, CEO of the Brilla Group at the investment event being co-presented by digital media company Hard Beat Communications and The Caribbean Tourism Organization.
The Invest Caribbean event, titled “Investing In Paradise,” will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel in Time Square, New York City.
Minister Minors brings her considerable expertise in goal setting to the government and performed in an outstanding fashion in her role as a government senator.
“We feel this is an outstanding forum for us to share the message with an influential audience that Bermuda is ready, willing and able to provide meaningful and mutually beneficial investment opportunities,” said Minister Minors. “We are already seeing positive signs for development and know that events such as this one can help showcase Bermuda as an extremely attractive partner.”
Also set to address delegates are New York City Comptroller John Liu, who helps manage $646 million in pension funds for New York City; Brian Lilly, CEO of Lilly Broadcasting and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and St. Kitts/Nevis minister of tourism, Ricky Skerritt.
The Hard Beat/CTO forum will be moderated by Professor Temisan Agbeyegbe, professor of Economics at Hunter College and Graduate Center, City University of New York and a research associate with The Caribbean Center for Monetary Studies, The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
Attendees include Hon. Hayden Hughes – Minister of Tourism; Anguilla, Hon. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, The Bahamas; Hon. Richard Sealey, Minister of Tourism, Barbados; Hon. Ian Douglas, Minister of Tourism, Dominica; Hon. Peter David, Minister of Tourism, Grenada; Hon. Ed Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica; Hon. Clyde Van Putten, Commissioner of Tourism of St. Eustatius; Hon. Dr. Rupert Griffith, Minister of Tourism, Trinidad & Tobago; Hon. Theodore Heyliger, Commissioner St. Maarten Tourist Bureau; and several directors of tourism, officials of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, and money managers others from the real estate, business, travel and investment community.
“The power will be packed into one room on Thursday in New York City. No other place will there be so many ministers and commissioners of government from the Caribbean and money managers and investors at one time,” said Felicia Persaud, CEO of Hard Beat Communications.
“The Caribbean is a perfect destination for investment, given its stable governments, its tax incentives, its close proximity to the U.S. and it’s very high literary workforce and its superb beauty and climate,” added Sylma Brown Bramble, director of CTO North America.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism and the Pennsylvania-based WSEE TV and OneCaribbeanWeather.com, both part of Lilly Broadcasting Corporation, are the official sponsors of the ‘Invest Caribbean Power Breakfast.’
Additional sponsors include the PR Newswire, CaribPR Wire, The Bahamas Weekly, News Americas Now and the Caribbean American Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Registration is now closed for this event but for more information on Invest Caribbean, log on investcaribbeannow.com/.