New investment and trade mission heads to Guyana

Downtown Guyana

Trade remains one of the most productive ways members of the Caribbean diaspora can engage with the region and contribute to its growth. To promote further commerce between South Florida and Guyana, the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and Outreach Aid to the Americas (OAA) will be leading a special Trade and Investment Mission to Guyana, from May 10 to 14 – just in time for the nation’s celebration of 50 years of independence.

Participants will meet with officials from the Ministry of Business and the Private Sector Commission, outlining their initiative to attract foreign investment and commerce. The mission will also meet with representatives from the US Embassy in Georgetown, who will provide an overview of doing business with Guyana. Participants may also arrange specific sector meetings and tours based on their particular investment and trading interests. This trade and investment mission is also timed to coincide with Guyana’s national exhibition of products, services and trade opportunities, which opens on May 12, where mission members will be officially invited.

The trade mission is designed to serve as a “a platform that facilitates networking with the key stakeholders and high-level decision-makers in Guyana,” says mission coordinator, Wesley Kirton. “[This is] opportunity to meet these decision-makers face-to-face and present your business in a one on one environment. You can introduce your products directly to your target markets, and network and build relationships with potential customers for joint venture partnerships and investment.”

A nation with under one million people, Guyana provides opportunities for investment in gold and other mining, eco-tourism and related hospitality development, agriculture and agribusiness, clean energy, electronic assembly, low income housing, financial services and the supply of consumer goods, raw material and equipment.

This will be the first trade mission led by the newly launched GACC, based in Miramar, Florida. This past year, the GACC has led two business conferences in South Florida, including the Caribbean Trade and Investment Conference and the Cuba and the State of Florida Conference, where both business experts and state officials from across the region discussion the latest changes in business opportunity and the general business climate. To learn more about the trade mission and its various opportunities, contact the GACC at 305-998-8398.

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