Caribbean Development Bank UK Road Show: UK Firms to be Exposed to Potential Commercial Opportunities from the UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Fund

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The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), in conjunction with UK Trade Investment (UKTI) Caribbean, will stage information sessions about the £300M UK-Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) in Birmingham, Liverpool and London from June 24-30, 2016. The sessions will expose UK firms to pertinent information on the UKCIF pipeline; doing business in the Caribbean; procurement guidelines; and how CDB works with countries and partners. The UKCIF provides grant funding for infrastructure projects in Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Montserrat. Qualifying projects include bridges; sea defences; seaports; airports; water/sanitation/wastewater and irrigation. The programme will encourage growth in these countries while leading to improved livelihoods, poverty reduction and safer conditions for citizens. CDB is the implementing partner for the Fund. Andrew Dupigny, Head of the UKCIF at CDB, an engineer and former head of the Economic Infrastructure Division, and Douglas Fraser, procurement specialist and head of Procurement at CDB will lead the presentations. Trade Officers from the UKTI Offices in Barbados and Jamaica will also participate in these sessions. They will inform UK firms of the in-country services available to assist firms that wish to pursue opportunities in the markets in which the UK-CIF is being implemented. Participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with the CDB and UKTI officers. One-on-one meetings can also be arranged. The dates for the CDB Road Show are as follows: Friday, June 24th 2016 14:30 at the 'Selling your Products to Global Aid Organisations' seminar at the International Festival Business, Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP Monday, June 27th 2016 13:00 at Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Rd., Birmingham Thursday, June 30th 2016 13:00 at the British Expertise, 23 Grafton St., London.

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