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Invest Caribbean 2009 – 11Th Annual Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue, November 13, 2009, Washington, DC

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) will host Invest Caribbean 2009-11th Annual Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue on November 13, 2009 at the Renaissance Marriott Hotel, Washington, D.C. from 8a.m. to 4p.m. The theme for Invest Caribbean 2009 is “Emerging Opportunities in a Lean Economy.” Key focus areas are the Energy and Infrastructure Industries. Notable experts will provide information on productive investment opportunities, as well as financing opportunities for investment in the Caribbean.

Speakers for Invest Caribbean 2009 include :
• Jerry Christopher Butler, Chairman, Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, Executive Director, Global Equity Consultants Ltd.
• Michel Layec, Lead Energy Economist, World Bank
• Jessica Lin, Energy Specialist, World Bank
• Lynton Scotland, Vice President of Operational Excellence, NRG Energy Inc.
• Larry Lipman, President & CEO, The Affinity Corporation

The annual Invest Caribbean: Caribbean American Leadership Dialogue brings together a select group of U.S. and Caribbean-American business leaders, the Caribbean Diplomatic Corps, policy makers, and financiers to engage in dialogue centered on economic optimization and collaboration.  We aim to create an opportunity where leaders can build on the economic and cultural bridges nationally and across the globe.

Past keynote speakers have included: Prime Minister the Honorable Dr. Denzil Douglas of St. Kitts; the Honorable Dr. Owen Arthur (then Prime Minister of Barbados); Walter Bastien, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce; Congresswoman Donna Christensen; Ambassador Richard Bernal, Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank; Mr. Malcolm Jones, former Executive Chairman, Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago; and Mr. Kipp Thompson, Managing Partner, AIC Private Equity.

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