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Trade Mission to Cuba in April 2015

The Cuba Initiative invites you to participate in a unique high level Trade and Investment Mission to Havana, Cuba.

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British Trade and Investment Mission to Cuba led by the Cuba Initiative’s Chairman, Rt. Hon. Lord Hutton of Furness

The Mission has the support of both the British and Cuban Governments and will enable participants to meet Cuban Ministers and senior decision makers involved in trade and investment opportunities from Monday 27 April – Thursday 30 April 2015

The visit comes at an important time, when Cuban relations with the US, the EU and the UK are evolving. Now is the time for businesses to consider seriously the many opportunities for trade and investment in Cuba, with a population of over 11 million; a highly educated workforce; significant prospects in a range of sectors including energy, mining, tourism, biotechnology, agribusiness, manufacturing, transport and industry; growing interest from companies in Europe and the US; and a renewed effort from the Cuban Government to attract and welcome foreign investment.

The Cuban Government has identified specific projects for foreign investors in a range of sectors, including:

1) Oil and gas exploration

2) Renewable energy including wind, biomass, photovoltaic, hydropower and biogas

3) Mining of iron, nickel, gold, silver, zinc, lead, cobalt and other minerals

4) Tourism: real estate development, golf courses and hotel management

5) Biotechnology: building plants for the production of medicines

6) Agribusiness: commercialisation of pork and beef, soy, sugar and others

7) A range of industry and manufacturing opportunities

8) Transport and construction including marina and port construction, railways & urban transport It is also possible to suggest other opportunities to the Cuban Government, its agencies and autonomous enterprises

The visit will be led by Lord Hutton, the Chairman of the Cuba Initiative and will take place under the auspices of the Cuban side of Cuban Initiative which is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Investment and Trade, Rodrigo Malmierca. As such, companies will have the rare opportunity to meet Cuban Ministers and senior decision-makers in state-owned and autonomous enterprises.

For further details, please, contact: Catherine Hickey, Associate – Programmes and Research at The Caribbean Council /Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 739 Cel: +44 (0) 7718 424 461 Email: catherine.hickey@caribbean-council.org Website

or

Alina Niebla, UKTI in Havana: alina.niebla@fco.gov.uk

For further information: Caribbean Council British Trade and investment mission

Published 17 March 2015