EVENT ALERT: Brooklyn Boro Pres Eric Adams Presents Go Caribbean! International Business and Investment Expo

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams to host Go Caribbean! International Business and  Investment Expo





Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams will be hosting a 2-day inaugural event, Go Caribbean!, scheduled for Monday, September 22nd and 23rd, at the Brooklyn Marriott.

This is the ideal forum for entrepreneurs, financiers, high net-worth individuals, government agencies and other business entities seeking investment or commercial opportunities with Caribbean businesses across the Caribbean region and North America.  The Expo will focus on industries with high growth potential - Information Technology, Agribusiness, Energy, and Media & Entertainment and Infrastructure.  The organizers are expecting over 1,500 attendees and over 100 exhibitors.

The event, themed, “Raising the Tide” is centered on Diaspora engagement, trade and investment.  The conference will feature presentations, workshops, networking forums and a variety of opportunities to promote Caribbean businesses globally.  Caribbean dignitaries, industry stalwarts, local and international government representatives will lead panel discussions on, “Financing,” “Innovation”, “Commercialization (Export Readiness),” and “Sustainability” for Caribbean-led businesses.

“Go Caribbean! is a long overdue platform.  This event is about unlocking the Caribbean’s value through the leveraging of global connections”, said Mr. Kevin Howell, President of Anchor Strategy Group and organizer of Go Caribbean!.  “Individuals, entrepreneurs or business owners seeking to sell goods or services and access financing,  or want to find out the do’s and don’ts of import/export between the Caribbean and the U.S. , will find answers, partners or networking opportunities at the conference”, he concluded.

Expo speaker include Fitzgerald Miller,  Director of Investments Openheimer & Co; David Mullings,  Managing Partner Real Vibez, Inc. & CEO of Keystone Augusta, Inc.; Tilokee Depoo, Dean & Professor of Management School of Business Metropolitan College of New York; David Panton, Partner Navigation Capital Partners; Regina Gordin, Regional Director Eastern Region EXIM Bank; Neil Lowe, Managing Partner of GCHUS; K.Milele “Kiki” Peterson; Celebrity Fashion Veteran;  Michael Bentt Award Winning Actor and Boxing Champion;  Dr. Joseph Batiste, Chairman of National Association for Advancement of Haitians; and Ambassadors of Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica and The Bahamas, among others.

Go Caribbean! International Business and Investment Expo

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Conference Package Ticket: Promotion Tickets - VIP Luncheon, VIP Reception and All Day Seminar   more info 1d 12h 46m $189.00 $11.39
Full Day Seminar and Training - Access to 15 Session Sep 21, 2014 $100.00 $6.49
General Expo Attendees - September 22, 2014 Sep 22, 2014 $0.00 $0.00
Business Super Special (10x10 Booth, 1/2 Page Color Journal Ad, 2 VIP Luncheon Ticket, 2 VIP Reception Ticket) - September 22, 2014
10x10 Booth 1/2 Page Color Journal Ad 2 VIP Luncheon Ticket 2 VIP Reception Ticket
Aug 31, 2014 $1,100.00 $42.95
Conference Special (All Day Workshops, 1 VIP Luncheon and 1 VIP Reception Ticket) - September 22, 2014   more info 2d 18h 46m $200.00 $5.99
Exhibitors - Small Businesses - September 22, 2014
10 x 10 Booths 1 VIP Reception Ticket
Aug 31, 2014 $500.00 $24.95
Conference Package Ticket: Promotion Tickets - VIP Luncheon, VIP Reception and All Day Seminar   more info Ended $160.00 $9.79 N/A

Event Details

GO-CARIBBEAN! International Business and Trade Expo will facilitate the convergence of entrepreneurs, financiers, high net-worth individuals and strategic partners focused on the development and support of Caribbean business across the region and in North America.  It is a place to meet and learn about new business trends, discuss best practices and identify opportunities to increase investment in the Caribbean and for Caribbean businesses in the Diaspora.


  • Increase the diaspora’s commitment to Caribbean investment through an increased dialogue around opportunities in the region
  • Align new Caribbean companies with venture capitalist and private equity firms internationally
  • Champion meetings that will lead to key strategic partnerships with Caribbean based businesses and enhance multi-national, multi-lateral and global cooperation 
  • Provide training to Caribbean delegates around trade and investments in North America and similarly to the Diaspora about the Caribbean markets 
  • Facilitate the development of an active cluster of entrepreneurs on both sides through greater access to funding and knowledge of the international markets 
    • Strengthen the visibility of Caribbean owned business in United States and Canada
Target Industries
For the inaugural expo the GO-CARIBBEAN! will focus on the traditional and emerging high profile Caribbean industries. The selected sectors are:  
  • Information and Communication Technology (Call Center, E-Medicine, Software Development, etc.) 
  • Food & Beverage – (Manufacturing and Packaging) 
  • Energy – (Oil, Alternative Energy - Solar, Wind & Geothermal) 
  • Construction and Infrastructure 
  • Creative Services: Sports & Entertainment 
  • Tourism (Medical Tourism: Spa & Wellness and Infrastructure Development)
Target Attendees
GO-CARIBBEAN! anticipates approximately 3,000 attendees and 250 exhibitors from across the Caribbean and North America. Exhibitors include corporations, government agencies from the North America and the Caribbean, International Funding and Trade Agencies and Caribbean Affinity Groups.
Key Partners
  • Caribbean Tourism Organization
  • Institute of Caribbean Studies
  • Caribbean Association of Industry & Commerce
  • Caribbean Business Connections
  • Brooklyn Borough President 
  • Consul General Corp 
  • Caribbean Churches in the  New York City  Tristate
  • Private Sector and Investment Organization in Various Caribbean Islands
Have questions about Go Caribbean! International Business and Investment Expo? Contact Anchor Strategy Group and Go Caribbean!
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When & Where

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams St
New York, New York 11201

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Anchor Strategy Group and Go Caribbean!

Go Caribbean! is the brainchild of Anchor Strategy Group (“Anchor”), a New York based consulting firm. Anchor was established in 2009 to design integrated management solutions and position clients in the private sector and government agencies across the Caribbean Diaspora and Caribbean Basin to seize new business opportunities and strategic goals.  Key services provided by Anchor include:
  • Project Financing Assistance
  • Business Management Training
  • Product Placement for both US and Caribbean Companies
  • Strategic Relationship Brokering
  • Economic Development Research

For further information, contact Kevin Howell at khowell@anchorsllc.com or 347.413.3282.

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