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BioDiversity and Investments – BelizeINVEST, BELTRAIDE Presents at BIOFIN 2017


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On May 11th, 2017, the Government of Belize and UNDP Hosted the Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) South-South Cooperation where BelizeINVEST, BELTRAIDE presented on Cases of the Sustainable Path for Investment in Belize’s Priority Investment Industries along with the investment incentives available and the Belize Investment Portfolio initiative.

The Government of Belize, as a participant of the Global Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), hosted the south-south cooperation exchange with representatives of other regional BIOFIN countries: namely Costa Rica, Colombia and Guatemala. This event was held from May 10 to 11, 2017 at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. Through this engagement, Belizean stakeholders will gain insight on finance modalities developed by targeted BIOFIN countries, as well as the experience of other BIOFIN countries in the implementation of the BIOFIN assessments. The aim of the exchange is to ultimately strengthen BIOFIN implementation in Belize.

In December 2015, Belize as a country signed on to the global BIOFIN. This global partnership responds to an assessment conducted by the High-Level Panel on Global Assessment of Resources for the Implementing of the Convention on Biological Diversity Strategic Plan, which indicated the persistence of significant gaps in the financing of biodiversity management. At the national level, BIOFIN is managed by UNDP Belize, and works under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment and Sustainable Development and Immigration and the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, to bring together a core group of national stakeholders, including the private sector, to challenge traditional perceptions of biodiversity. The initiative recognizes biodiversity not only for its ecological attributes, but also as a development asset.

BIOFIN Global is managed by the UNDP Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme and supported by the European Union and the Governments of Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Flanders. The Global Environment Facility is a further partner, financing parallel in-country projects. As of January 2015, there are thirty (30) core participating countries in the BIOFIN Initiative.

See & Taste Belize 2017 will benefit The Inspiration Center in Belize.


See & Taste Belize, Inc. is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to help build a healthier and happier life for the children of Belize by inspiring hope and contributing to the well-being of these children by improving their health, education and living conditions through charitable projects and fundraisers. See & Taste Belize, Inc. was established in 2015 with a focus on giving back to the Belizean community while showcasing Belize’s art, culture and cuisine. Continue reading “See & Taste Belize 2017 will benefit The Inspiration Center in Belize.”

BelizeINVEST, BELTRAIDE, presents at the 12th Belize Tourism Expo (BETEX) 2017


On May 5, 2017, BelizeINVEST a unit of BELTRAIDE facilitated a presentation at the 12th Belize Tourism Expo 2017 (BETEX 2017) focusing on Investment Opportunities in the Tourism Industry and the applicable Investment Incentive Programs. BETEX is a two-day centralized trade exhibition showcasing Belize’s travel destinations, hotels, tour operators and other tourism services providing exclusive opportunities for international travel re-sellers to meet, network, negotiate and conduct business with local travel suppliers. The participants also get to experience Belize firsthand at this exciting event. BETEX is a bi-annual event organized by the Belize Tourism Industry Association and is widely recognized attracting international tourism professionals from all over the world.

BELTRAIDE PROMOTES ITS SERVICES AT BCCI CHAMBER DAY


  BELTRAIDE PROMOTES ITS SERVICES AT BCCI CHAMBER DAY  

The Belize Trade and Investment Development Services (BELTRAIDE) was among the many exhibitors at Belize Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Day which was held on Friday, April 28th at the San Pedro High School in San Pedro.

The Chamber Day was an educational fair promoting the role and services of the Chamber and other key organizations and bodies such as BELTRAIDE that contribute to making business happen; from the start of opening a business to the regular operations and the continued existence of the business.

In addition, businesses showcased their services and products to further encourage emerging small business entrepreneurs in San Pedro.

BELTRAIDE took the opportunity at the event to showcase the service offered by the various units of the institution, and educated students about how these services offered assist in making business happen.

Students from the San Pedro High School who visited the BELTRAIDE booth had fun asking questions, and received a variety of promotional materials.

EXPORTBelize , Beltraide, kick starts “EXPORTBelize Week”!


 
EXPORT Belize, a unit of Beltraide , kick starts ” EXPORTBelize Week” at the National Agriculture and Trade Show which was held on the 29th and 30th of April, 2017. Two of its clients were given the opportunity to showcase their products in an effort to increase local sales and to also build visibility and educate visitors on the services provided by EXPORTBelize.

 
This show saw hundreds of visitors from all over the country and hosted a variety of producers, businesses, and organizations who gathered to promote the services and products they offer. Games, live entertainment, raffle, give-aways, to name a few, were all activities in which these parties had in order to direct traffic to their booths.

EXPORTBelize also conducted secondary school visits to business students of Our Lady of Guadalupe High School in the city of Belmopan and Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Benque Viejo del Carmen. The objective of such visits were to build awareness of the services provided by the unit and to encourage the students that it is never too early to start thinking about their career paths and should they want to venture into becoming an entrepreneur, competing locally and gradually exporting, they are aware of some necessary steps that must taken.

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