BelizeINVEST, BELTRAIDE Participates in National Protected Areas System (NPAS) “Green Dollar Symposium”

The Green Dollar Symposium was held on April 11, 2017 at the UB Jaguar auditorium to highlight the economic contributions, as indication in the Vision, which the National Protected Areas System (NPAS) is making toward local and national development.  This is important as regardless of what interventions are instituted, for the next few decades Belize’s economy will remain natural resource based. Caring for our natural capital should therefore be everyone’s collective concern if we want to maintain our competitive and comparative advantage. At the same time, the prevailing macro-economic environment over the years has placed certain constraints on the management of protected areas and this has required that protected areas managers be innovative in securing financing and revenue generation. Throughout the symposium, it became clear that the NPAS Tagline: Nature. Culture. Life. should have great meaning for all Belizean’s.

Whilst the facts clearly demonstrate that Belize’s protected areas contributed to both national and local development, it can certainly be beneficial if protected areas managers and their respective constituents are cognizant of the key sectors that have been prioritized for investments. To this end, Mr. Hero Balani, Manager of BelizeINVEST, Generation at BELTRAIDE, presented on the priority investment opportunities and the sustainable path for investments, along with a highlight of the investment incentive programs available. Where possible, cases where investments have been or can be conducted in or around terrestrial or marine protected areas in a sustainable manner that benefit the environment and also be viable investment opportunities were presented.

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SBDCBelize facilitates entrepreneurship development training in Belize City

BELTRAIDE through its Small Business Development Centre Belize (SBDCBelize), is facilitating a series of Entrepreneurship Development Training in the Saint Martins De Porres and Port Loyola Area in Belize City.  The training are in partnership with the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation, and Poverty Alleviation, through its BOOST+ Program.  The Boost+ Program aims to equip the residence job readiness skills along with a focus of entrepreneurship as another source of revenue.

The Entrepreneurship Development Training aims to equip the participants with knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary to self-analyze their capacity as entrepreneurs.  Participants will also acquire the skills and knowledge to develop their own business model using tools that are for visionaries, game changers and challengers.

Below are some photos from the Saint Martin De Porres Cohort held on April 5th, 2017.

EXPORTBelize & The Nature Conservancy holds “Meet & Greet”

EXPORTBelize in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) held a “Meet and Greet” session with the different fishermen association and the Development Finance Corporation. The session included a presentation by EXPORTBelize to provide an insight on the Memorandum of Cooperation between EXPORTBelize and The Nature Conservancy. Continue reading “EXPORTBelize & The Nature Conservancy holds “Meet & Greet””



On 28 March 2017, the Embassy of Belize in Brussels hosted a promotional event aimed at generating interest in importing Belize’s high-quality cacao beans and encouraging investments in the expansion of cacao production and processing in Belize. H.E. Dylan Vernon, Ambassador of Belize to Belgium and to the European Union, made a presentation on the industry’s history, capacity, and potential to important players in Belgium’s chocolate industry, including some of Belgium’s prominent chocolatiers.


The Embassy of Belize also took this opportunity to showcase the variety of cacao-based products manufactured locally in the country, including chocolate bars, cocoa powder, cocoa tea, and liqueurs.


It is expected that one concrete follow-up activity from the event will be an exploratory investment mission from Belgium to Belize in 2017.


The event, which was a part of the Embassy’s efforts to support the promotion of trade and investment for Belize, was a joint effort between the Embassy of Belize in Brussels and BELTRAIDE, and with the collaboration of EURACEN, the Chamber of Commerce of Europe-Central

Belize participates in Outsource2LAC 2017 – San Jose, Costa Rica

As technology continues to evolve globally, the demand for Information Technology Enabled Services (ITES) simultaneously continues to escalate opening a gateway for Belize as a competitive nearshore and offshore services destination in fostering numerous investment opportunities in the Outsourcing industry.


As Belize’s national trade and investment promotion agency, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), along with twenty (20) additional delegates from trade promotion agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean, participated in the 6th Latin American and Caribbean Outsourcing and Offshoring Summit, Outsource2LAC, held in San Jose, Costa Rica on March 15 – 16, 2017. This year’s event was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Costa Rica’s Trade Promotion Agency, ProComer, which sought to foster this prominent sector through seminars on the latest trends in global outsourcing and Business to Business (B2B) meetings between buyers and service providers.


A combination of over 500 attendees from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Europe, Asia and North America, participated in the event. Belize’s delegation not only comprised of BELTRAIDE but also included BPO operators, namely, Belize Virtual Center and Sai Infosys. Both centers participated in approximately 13 B2B meetings respectively and were able to network and gain capacity from the event.


Representation from BelizeINVEST and EXPORTBelize, units of BELTRAIDE, will proactively continue to work closely with key local, regional and international stakeholders in ensuring continued growth of the evolving Offshore Outsourcing Industry working towards additional value-added services in Information Technology and Innovation.


For further details on the industry or upcoming events, please contact our team at or call us at +501-822-3737.

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