Duration: 3 day(s)
Location: Latin America
Invest Barbados (IB) continues its promotional outreach over the coming weeks to market Barbados as an international business and financial services jurisdiction of choice, this time with two investment seminars planned for the fast growing Latin American market.
The first Investment Seminar will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Presidente Intercontinental Hotel, Mexico City, Mexico, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, while the second seminar will be held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the JW Marriott, Bogotá, Colombia from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Last year, IB’s first seminar in Colombia was considered to be successful and productive by all participants. At the time, Hon. Donville Inniss, Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development, who led the Barbados delegation to explore investment linkages with the jurisdiction said, “We have committed to expand our wings into the Latin American market. I can tell you the business is growing out of Mexico, Venezuela and certainly we are now making a greater push to the rest of the South American continent.”
Stemming from the discussions between Minister Inniss and Colombian government officials, Avianca Airlines commenced direct, weekly flights from Bogotá to Bridgetown in 2015.
This year, the Barbados delegation, will again be led by Minister Inniss. The visits aim to raise Barbados’ profile as a desirable location both for Mexican and Colombian investors as well as global investors making investments into Mexico and Colombia. The mission also aims to strengthen the linkages with the tax advisors, attorneys and service providers in both countries. Several persons from the banking, legal, insurance, tourism and other business sectors in these countries are expected to attend. View the programmes for the seminars in Mexico and Colombia.
Barbados currently has a Double Taxation Agreement in force with Mexico and has initialed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement with Colombia that is awaiting ratification.