Caribbean - Barbados
Caribbean Trade Mission and Business Conference
The Trade America's 2022 Caribbean Trade Mission and Business Conference offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore and find reputable business partners in the Caribbean Region.

Caribbean Trade Mission

Caribbean Region Trade Mission and Business Conference - October 23-28, 2022

The 2021 Trade Americas, Caribbean Region Trade Mission and Business Conference program offers U.S. companies the opportunity to explore fourteen markets in the Caribbean Region: The Bahamas, Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

Hosted in Miami, FL, the Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference will focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, export compliance, legal, logistics, disaster resilience and recovery and trade financing resources. You will also be able to have prearranged one-on-one consultations with U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US & FCS) commercial officers and/or Department of State economic/commercial officers with expertise in commercial markets throughout the region.

The combination of the Trade Americas conference and customized business-to-business matchmaking appointments in ONE or TWO countries with pre-screened potential buyers, agents, distributors, or joint venture partners will provide participants with strategies for expanding their business across the region.

The Caribbean region as a whole represents a market of about 27 million people who collectively imported over $21 billion of U.S. goods in 2018. As a result, the region is the 3rd largest export market for U.S. manufactured goods in Latin America behind only Mexico and Brazil. The Caribbean region is a natural commercial partner of the United States, tied closely together by geography, history, and culture. There is a huge demand for U.S.-made products in the region.

Why You Should Join

By attending this conference and trade mission, U.S. companies will be able to:

  • Gain market insights,
  • Make industry contacts,
  • Solidify business strategies,
  • Advance specific projects, and
  • Identify potential partners.

All business-to-business appointments in the region will be with a pre-screened potential buyer, agent, distributor or joint venture partner.

Register your interest here.

Targeted U.S. Products and Services

The mission is open to U.S. companies with at least 51 percent U.S. content from a cross section of industries with growth potential in the Caribbean Region, but is focused on the following sectors:

  • Agribusiness and Agro-processing
  • Alternative Energy (Renewable Energy, Storage, Energy Efficiency)
  • Aviation/Airports
  • Automotive Parts and Services (E-mobility)
  • Airports and Ports
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Construction Equipment/ Road Building Machinery/ Building Products/ Infrastructure/Smart Cities
  • Consumer Products (Clothing, Accessories, Health and Beauty Products)
  • Franchising
  • Housing
  • Hotel and Restaurant Equipment
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Manufacturing Equipment
  • Maritime Services/ Yachting Industry
  • Marine Ports
  • Medical Equipment and Devices/ Pharmaceuticals
  • Oil and Gas Industry Technology and Services
  • Safety and Security Equipment
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Waste Management
  • Water Treatment and Supply

Depending on market potential, mission participants may request a customized business matchmaking service in up to TWO countries: Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, or Trinidad and Tobago.

Fees & Expenses

If accepted on the Trade Mission, the fees are as follows:

Conference Only: $650 per participant
Conference plus B2B Meetings in One Country:

$2,300 for small and medium sized enterprises**

$3,500 for large firms**

Conference plus B2B Meetings in Two Countries:

$3,300 for small and medium sized enterprises**

$4,500 for large firms**

* Expenses for travel, transportation, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
** As a federal agency, the U.S. Department of Commerce must follow the Small Business Administration’s small business size standards per the Small Business Act of 2013.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on their products and/or services, primary market objectives, and goals for participation no later than July 15, 2022.

Submitting an application is indication of your interest to participate in the mission.  No fees are due at the time of registering your intent to join the mission. Once you are invited to join the mission payment of mission fees and the signature of the participation agreement is then due in order to participate in the mission.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2021 Trade Americas – Business Opportunities in the Caribbean Region Conference and Trade Mission to the Caribbean is an excellent opportunity to position your organization as a market leader in promoting trade throughout the region.

The conference will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados on October 23-28, 2022, with a focus on region-specific sessions, market entry strategies, legal, logistics, negotiation, disaster recovery and trade financing resources. There will also be prearranged one-on- one consultations with U.S. commercial officers and diplomats representing 14 countries based in the Caribbean region: Barbados/Eastern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname, The Bahamas, and Trinidad and Tobago.

In conjunction with the conference, the U.S. Department of Commerce in partnership with the State Department is organizing a multi-industry trade mission, which will provide participants the optimal venue to connect directly with business opportunities in the Caribbean region.

Your organization will have the opportunity to:

  • Promote your brand, products, and services to hundreds of U.S. companies and businesses in the Caribbean region
  • Participate in tailored discussions on business issues impacting trade within the region
  • Network with commercial and economic officers working in U.S. Embassies covering 14 countries from the Caribbean region
  • Directly engage with U.S. firms and Caribbean companies


Benefits of Becoming an Official Sponsor:

Your organization will receive visibility and customized services prior to and during the conference. The webinar series, conference, and the trade mission will be heavily promoted throughout the U.S. international business community and in the Caribbean region. Your organization will be recognized according to your selected level of participation:

Sponsorship Levels for Trade Americas Trade Missions

Questions?


Registrations

Jorge Arce
jorge.arce@trade.gov

Delia Valdivia
delia.valdivia@trade.gov
 

Sponsorship

Diego Gattesco
diego.gattesco@trade.gov

Webinar Recordings

Lesa Forbes
lesa.forbes@trade.gov