Business View Caribbean | September 2019

13 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN SEPTEMBER 2019 UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY PARK HOSTS INAUGURAL BUSINESS ATTRACTION SUMMIT “FOSTERING AN INNOVATIVE ECONOMY IN AMERICA’S PARADISE” I t is an exciting time for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Caribbean and the U.S. Virgin Islands! The University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park is hosting their inaugural Business Attraction Summit in St. Croix from October 9-11, 2019. The purpose of the gathering is to assist selected tech entrepreneurs from various U.S. and international regions in developing a better understanding of the economic landscape in the U.S. Virgin Islands. To help achieve this objective, the Summit will feature panel discussions on a number of critical issues related to the sector strategy, which consists of IT/telecommunications, sustainability/ renewable energy, healthcare and life sciences, and financial technology. Special presenters include: Dion Baez : Global Marketing Manager, Facebook Rashida Hodge : Vice President, Insurance Industry, IBM North America Christine Ntim : Founder, Haiti Tech Summit; Partner, Global Startup Ecosystem Eugene Seagriff : Senior Director, Go To Marketing Strategy, LG Electronics Visit the USVI Territory and learn more about how your tech company can benefit from handsome tax incentives, tier one bandwidth, and a great gateway location providing easy access to the U.S. and Latin America. The summit will cover the growing tech ecosystem in the Caribbean region, capital and other resources for tech firms, and the wonders of living, playing and working in the U.S Virgin Islands! Who Should Attend: Representatives of tech companies with annual revenues of at least $1.5 million. October 9-11, 2019 The Buccaneer Hotel, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands TO REGISTER, VISIT WWW.UVIRTPARK.NET OPENING L INES