Trinidad and Tobago Investment Forum

A Shortlist Location for Business Investment in the Latam/Caribbean Region
Virtual Event, 02-03 November

Event Speakers

Senator The Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon

Minister of Trade and Industry

Franka Costelloe

Chairman, InvesTT

Sekou Alleyne

President, InvesTT

Deodat Maharaj

Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency

Pramilla Ramdahani

Vice President, Investments, InvesTT

Stacy Adams

Vice President, Investor Services, InvesTT

Ashley Parasram

Director, Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company

John Hadad BSc. (Eng.) MAPE

Group co-Chief Executive Officer, HADCO

2021 Virtual Investment Forum Schedule

  • 09:00 AM

    Introductions – Sekou Alleyne, President, Invest Trinidad & Tobago (Moderator)

  • 09:02 AM

    Opening Remarks – Ms. Franka Costelloe, Chairman, InvesTT

  • 09:05 AM

    Remarks – Deodat Maharaj – Executive Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA)

  • 09:10 AM

    Statement – EU Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago

  • 09:15 AM

    Statement – Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs – Senator the Honourable Dr. Amery Browne

  • 09:25 AM

    Feature Address – Minister of Trade & Industry-Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon

  • 09:40 AM

    Video Testimonial – Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago – Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley

  • 09:45 AM

    A “Virtual Investment Tour”  – including corporate testimonials on FDI and expansion success

  • 09:55 AM

    Panel Session on “Investment Expansion in Trinidad & Tobago” (including curated Q&A) – Dr. Damie Sinanan (PhD), Manager, Competitiveness and Export Promotion, CEDA (Moderator)

  • 10:40 AM

    Presentation on overall Investment Opportunities & Incentives in Trinidad & Tobago – a precursor to the next day’s individual sector presentations.
    Sekou Alleyne, President, InvesTT

  • 11:00 AM

    Curated Q&A Session and Closing Remarks

  • 09:00 AM

    Introduction, Welcome & Recap of previous day’s proceedings – Pramilla Ramdahani, Vice President, Investments, InvesTT (Moderator)

  • 09:05 AM

    Investment Opportunity Breakout Sessions/Virtual Tours

  • Breakout Session

    Business Process Outsourcing: How Digital Transformation Is Shaping BPO Investment Decisions

  • Breakout Session

    Manufacturing/Renewable Energy: Choosing the Right Nearshore Manufacturing Opportunities to Invest In

  • Breakout Session

    Hotel Development: The Opportunity for Hotel Development in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Breakout Session


  • Breakout Session

    Agro-processing/technology: A “How to” Model for Hydroponic Food Investments 

  • Breakout Session

    Maritime & Logistics: Distribution Dynamics and the Related Logistics Opportunities For Nearshoring In The Caribbean

  • Breakout Session

    Creative Industries: Attractive Investment Opportunities 

  • 10:10 AM

    Pre-planned one-on-one investor meetings 


Join us via Zoom

Spanish and Chinese language translation services to be provided for our inaugural virtual event. 

Transforming Corporate Investment Opportunities

Over the years globalisation and more recently geopolitical tensions and supply chain disruptions accentuated by the Covid 19 pandemic have made some places more important and better positioned to attract and/or grow corporate investment than others. Join us to learn more about how Trinidad and Tobago can be a competitive destination for global corporate investment and trade.

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The first 50 registrants will receive a special promotional gift provided by Invest Trinidad and Tobago!

Program Sponsors

Caribbean Export Development Agency

The Trinidad and Tobago Investment Forum is produced in collaboration with the Caribbean Export Development Agency and the European Union. Caribbean Export is the regional trade and investment promotion agency focused on accelerating the economic transformation of the Caribbean. Visit to learn more!