Wednesday, April 24, 2013

T&T agencies mount investment mission in Toronto

A delegation of Trinidad and Tobago senior government officials and private sector business leaders will conduct a trade and investment mission to Toronto, parallel to an official visit by the Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to Canada. 

The main event will be on Friday 26 April at the sheraton Centre in Toronto.

File: A view of the Sheraton from Nathan Phillips square at City Hall, Toronto
The High Commission of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ottawa and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment are the principal co-ordinating bodies of this mission. Leading state agencies also involved in this initiative include invesTT Trinidad and Tobago and exporTT Limited. 

The mission will provide business persons from Trinidad and Tobago and Canada seeking mutual investment and trade interests with opportunities to meet and gain an understanding of both markets, the key objective being to develop lucrative business partnerships among exporters and investors. 

Government and private sector representatives will be engaging in business to business meetings which will culminate at the Trinidad and Tobago Business Forum on Friday at the Sheraton.

invesTT is the country’s investment promotion agency charged with attracting, facilitating and retaining foreign direct investment into Trinidad and Tobago.It's Aligned to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment.

The agency's focus is on sourcing investment into the country’s targeted sectors – Maritime, Creative Industries, Downstream Energy, Agribusiness, Tourism and ICT. The Trinidad and Tobago International Financial Centre focuses on bringing investment into the Financial Services sector

exporTT is the state agency tasked with supercharging Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing and services sectors by facilitating, financing, providing research and development grants, market data and helping to create mutually beneficial international market opportunities and partnerships.

Canadian investment in Trinidad and Tobago is strong and demonstrates the benefits of Canadian corporate presence in the country. 

Additionally, 2010 data from the International Trade Centre estimates the value of Trinidad and Tobago exports to Canada at US$176,784,000, with the primary export being methanol. Other exports to Canada include beer, food and beverage products, and electrical panels.

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

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