BELTRAIDE, in collaboration with Compete Caribbean, will be developing and implementing a “Belize Medical Tourism Association”. This implementation requires the assistance of the private and public institutions/departments for the successful execution of the Belize Medical Tourism Sector Strategy, which was completed by Mr. Massimo Manzi, who is presently the Executive Director of PROMED in Costa Rica. Mr. Manzi has conducted his first mission to Belize in August 2013 to assist in the development of the association. During that time several meetings with relevant members of the banks, credit unions, airline companies, and insurance companies were conducted to sensitize them about the consultancy, discovering ways to support the association, and acquiring special rates or packages for the medical tourism developers and clientele. Continue reading “First Belize Medical Tourism Forum”
BELTRAIDE invites key stakeholders in the medical and tourism sectors to the 1st Belize Medical Tourism Forum which will be held at the ITVET on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 8:30am – 1:00pm. At this forum, international speakers will share their experience about (1) Fiscal Incentives for Medical Tourism Projects, (2) Quality and International Accreditation, (3) Insurance and Medical Tourism: Challenge and Opportunities and (4) Tourism and Health: the Importance of Emergency Response. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. Come and be a part of this forum.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is pleased to invite eligible small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to submit applications for Japan-LAC Business Forum 2013, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on November 7-8, 2013. The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is notable for its achievements in agriculture, renewable energies, and innovative social policies. In light of these achievements, Japan is seeking to strengthen its ties with the LAC region in an effort to support its high growth in the next decades. Both regions are currently on complementary stages of their economic and demographic cycles, which will lead to various opportunities and synergies.
IDB SUPPORT TO SMEs
In an effort to support the internationalization of small and medium-sized companies across the region, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will finance the participation costs for up to five (5) SMEs from Belize (voucher of up to US $1300 for the purchase of plane tickets and up to three (3) nights at a hotel accommodation for one representative per company).
SMEs must meet the following requirements in order to qualify for IDB’s financial support:
- Submit innovative and international profile
- Must be an exporter (priority will be given to those that export to Asia, particularly Japan)
- Must be English speaking
- Must have a working website
- Must have special interest to trade, import, or invest in Japan.
- The SME should also fall within one of the following fields:
- Renewable energy
Note: In order for the SME profiles to be considered, the company must also register as a SME on www.japan-lac.com
For more information, please contact the Export Development Unit at BELTRAIDE:
Address: 14 Orchid Garden Street, Belmopan
Phone (501) 822-3737 / 822-0175
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 17, 2013. Caribbean Export Development Agency, in collaboration with the Regional Investment Promotion Steering Committee (a think tank that was set up by Caribbean Export in 2012 to deliberate on matters related to investment promotion), convened a Regional Investment Promotion Stakeholders’ Forum, which was held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort in Barbados on July 11-12, 2013. The event saw participation from 35 representatives from the 15 CARIFORUM member states including the investment promotion agencies and policymakers within the Ministries with responsibility for investment attraction.
The Forum sought to focus attention on the development of a Regional Investment Promotion Strategy (RIPS) and Implementation Plan. The Strategy will seek to position the Caribbean as an ideal location for investment.