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March 2016

Small Business Development Centre (SBDCBelize) 2016-2017 Workshop Calendar


Please click below to access SBDCBelize’s calendar of workshops/trainings for fiscal year 2016-2017.

SBDCBelize Training Schedule 2016-2017

Feel free to contact SBDCBelize at Phone: +501-223-3195 with any questions/comments or email to SBDC@belizeinvest.org.bz

Caribbean Investment Summit 2016- Miami


The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) will host the 3rd staging of the Caribbean Investment Summit on May, 13, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel, Miami, USA. The event will be funded and co-organised by the Inter-American Development Bank as a part of a Regional Public Goods Initiative entitled: Support to Foreign Direct Investment in the Caribbean.

Produced with support from Financial Times’ fDi Magazine, the Caribbean Investment Summit offers a unique window for investors to the region’s diverse opportunities available to them, and aims to attract a wealth of potential investors interested in the dynamic Caribbean brand.  CISummit-SaveTheDate-MIAMI-FB

Following the success of two previous events in London and Mexico, the Summit will bring focus to the region’s key industry sectors: renewable energy, business process outsourcing (BPO) and niche tourism. Continuing under the theme, The Climate is Right in the Caribbean, the event will provide an unmatched platform for regional Investment Promotion Agencies, senior government officials and Ministers of Government to expose their ‘shovel ready projects’ to prospective investors in their newest target market, the United States.

Over 100 high net worth individuals and investors are poised to gather at this year’s Summit which will once again be emceed by  Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief, fDi Magazine, Financial Times Group. The event also seeks to take advantage of the proximity of the United States to the Caribbean, as the region continues to target strategic investors under the roll-out of the recently developed Regional Investment Promotion Strategy.  At this years’ event awards will be given to the Regional Investor of the Year and those in attendance will hear first-hand from investors who have successfully invested in the region.

The above article was posted on the Caribbean Export Blog Page. The original can be viewed at http://www.carib-export.com/caribbean-investment-summit-2016-miami/

 

 

Beltraide signs MOU with Atlantic Bank


 

On Wednesday March 16th the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service, BELTRAIDE and Atlantic Bank Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding to partner in outreach initiatives where possible. This first of its kind partnership features the Government’s leading development agency and one of the country’s largest financial commercial banks agreeing to sensitize entrepreneurs and the business community on services and products aimed to improve their business enterprises.

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The agreement also seeks to promote global trade finance programs including pre-import and pre-export financing. Ms. Lejia Melanie Gideon, General Manager of Enterprise and Innovation Division, Beltraide signed on their behalf while Ms. Sandra Bedran signed on behalf of Atlantic Bank Ltd.

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(L) Lejia Melanie Gideon – General Manager, Enterprise and Innovation Division , Beltraide and Ms. Sandra Bedran – Atlantic Bank Ltd. (R)
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(L) Lejia Melanie Gideon – General Manager, Enterprise and Innovation Division , Beltraide and Ms. Sandra Bedran – Atlantic Bank Ltd. (R)

Caribbean Export OUTLOOK 2016 (English)


Please click on the magazine cover below to begin reading!

OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF COPY.

BTEC Completes its 5- Star Tourism Trainings in Independence Village


On Tuesday,March 15th 2016 , The Belize Training and Employment Centre  (BTEC)  a unit of the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service ( Beltraide), held the Certificate Ceremony for its 5- Star Wait Staff, Front Desk and Bartender Trainings at the Independence High School in  Independence Village.

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This intense three- week  training  programme  covered professionalism, ethics, an over view of Belize’s  tourism industry; customer service and telephone etiquette as well as a technical component which fine-tuned the trainee’s industry-specific skills.

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 BTEC, Beltraide extends a special thank you to the Belize Institute of Mixology , the National Drug Abuse Control Council (NDACC) , the Labour Department , the Independence High School and all our partners for their invaluable efforts throughout this  programme.

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(L) Ms. Marcelli Richards  – Training Facilitator, BTEC  ;  (R) Mr. Omar Longsworth – Principal, Independence High School

 

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