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IDB Caribbean Regional Forum “After the Crisis: Setting the Stage for Resilient Growth”

Convened in The Bahamas by the Inter-American Development Bank on October 1, the forum will bring together the Governors of seven of the IDB’s Caribbean member countries – typically the Ministers of Finance — along with other government officials, Central Bank governors, members of academia and IDB leadership in order to discuss the global economic context and the Caribbean.

The Right Honourable Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Prime Minister of The Bahamas, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Caribbean Development Bank President Compton Bourne will address the opening session of the Forum.

Topics on the agenda include: Global financial reform, Climate change and infrastructure, Private sector development, Trade and regional integration, new perspectives for growth in the region.

What:              IDB Caribbean Regional Forum–After the Crisis: Setting the Stage for Resilient Growth

When:             October 1-2, 2010

Where:            Sheraton Nassau, Nassau, The Bahamas 

Press registration on October 1 starts at 8:00 a.m. The activities open to the press are:

9:00 a.m. – A signing ceremony IDB/UWI to establish the Caribbean Competitiveness Center at the University of the West Indies, an initiative funded by the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID).

10:00 a.m. – Opening session of the event.

On October 2 a business roundtable with the IDB Governors and private sector leaders will help identify opportunities for strategic partnerships to support private sector development and competitiveness. This will be a closed event, by invitation only.