Twenty-two CARIFORUM Cultural Industries firms participated in a European Study Tour organised by Caribbean Export Development Agency and African Caribbean and Pacific Business Climate from July 2 to 11. The tour took the firms to Manchester, Berlin and Paris.
“The cultural industries sector has the potential to deliver significant benefits to the region through innovation and knowledge creation, as well as contribute to economic growth in the Caribbean,” said Executive Director of Caribbean Export commented, Pamela Coke-Hamilton.
“As such the objective of this tour is to foster dialogue between European and CARIFORUM business leaders with the view to enhance the region’s investment potential.”
The 22 firms, representing fashion, music and audiovisual, were from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
In addition to meeting counterpart organisations and companies during the tour, it is anticipated that a roadmap for the development of the sector within the EU market would be presented and discussed at the second CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum.