The Antigua and Barbuda – United Kingdom Business Forum is an annual event that will take place from November 21st to November 23rd, 2023.
It is considered one of the major events in the diplomatic calendar of the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission (London), and its primary purpose is to allow Antiguan and Barbudan businesses to explore business prospects in the United Kingdom, which is one of the world’s leading financial centers.
This year’s Business Forum will be unique in that it will include a visit to Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday, November 21st, where participants can take part in the inaugural Latin America Caribbean Ireland Business and Economic Forum.
Here, companies will learn about the opportunities for Irish investment in the Caribbean and establish key business connections through informal networking opportunities with Irish companies and stakeholders.
On Wednesday, November 22nd, the delegation will return to London for a welcome reception and official opening under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agriculture, Trade, and Barbuda Affairs, E.P. Chet Greene.
The High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Karen-Mae Hill, will deliver the official welcome, and there will be a keynote address by Steve Elsom, Director of Number 4 Consulting Limited.
The evening will also include a high-level discussion panel moderated by Chris Bennett, CEO of the Caribbean Council, with introductory remarks by Antiguan property developer, Ian Fraser. The discussion panel will focus on investment opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda.
Lastly, on Thursday, November 23rd, Antiguan and Barbudan businesses will visit the London Chamber of Commerce for a series of B2B meetings with several prominent UK companies.
There will also be a round table with the Caribbean Business Council and a networking opportunity with the Black Business Association in London.
The Government’s objective in facilitating this Business Forum is to increase trade and investment opportunities for Antigua and Barbuda and to raise the profile of Antigua and Barbuda as a place to do business.
Interested companies are welcome to contact the High Commission of Antigua and Barbuda for further information on how they can participate in this year’s forum.