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VII Americas Competitiveness Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2014
VII Americas Competitiveness Forum Trinidad and Tobago 2014
The Human Imagination at work - Driving Competitiveness, Powering Innovation
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NAVIGATION
Wednesday 8 October 2014  |  Thursday 9 October 2014  |  Friday 10 October 2014

7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Registration for the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum
(HYATT Galera)

8:00 am – 5:00 pm, FORUM FOR PARTNERSHIP IN THE AMERICAS
(FOR PRIVATE SECTOR DELEGATES) -  “Tapping the Human Imagination for Sustainable Business Creation” (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Regency III & IV)
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9:30 am – 11:30 am, Caribbean In Transit Workshop: Global Threads
Organised by the Caribbean In Transit Programme (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Regency VI)

8:30 am – 12:00 pm, UNITAR/CAF Workshop: Resilience, Competitiveness and Innovation (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Regency V)
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9:30 am – 11:30 am, RIAC’s Panel on Subnational Competitiveness and Creative Industries
(HYATT Jade, Ruby & Sapphire Rooms)

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Workshop for Competitiveness Authorities in the Caribbean, Launch of InvestAmericas
Organised by the Compete Caribbean Programme (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Regency I)
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2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, RIAC Meeting of Central American Competitiveness Authorities
Organised by the Secretariat for Economic Integration (SIECA) (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Regency II)
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7:30 pm – 8:30 pm, VIII ACF OPENING CEREMONY (BY INVITATION ONLY)
(Water-taxi commences boarding at 5:00 pm)
(National Academy for the Performing Arts, South Campus)
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8:30 pm – 9:30 pm, COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Hosted by The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, S.C. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (BY INVITATION ONLY)
National Academy for the Performing Arts, (South Campus)

7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Registration for the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum
(HYATT Galera)

8:00 am – 10:30 am, Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue (CLOSED SESSION)
(Radisson Port of Spain)

8:00 am – 11:00 am, RIAC Annual Meeting of Ministers, High-Level Authorities and Competitiveness Councils of the Americas (CLOSED SESSION)
(HYATT Port of Spain Ballroom)

11:15 am – 12:45 pm, Building a High Level Public-Private Partnership for Development in the Americas (CLOSED SESSION)
(HYATT Ruby, Jade and Sapphire Rooms)

12:50 pm – 2:30 pm, COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION LUNCHEON
Introduction of Feature Speakers: Janelle Commissiong-Chow, Deputy Chairman, Tourism Development Company, Trinidad and Tobago
Feature Speakers:
Charles Rivkin, Assistant Secretary of State Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State: Opportunities for Partnerships with US Businesses
Robert Bermudez, Chairman, Massy Group, Trinidad and Tobago: Collaboration as a strategy for the Massy Group – What does it mean?
(Port of Spain International Waterfront)

2:45 pm – 3:05 pm, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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3:10 pm – 4:25 pm, Panel I: FINANCING BUSINESS, INVESTMENT AND GROWTH
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Americas Awards (Hosted by CIFAL Atlanta) (Simultaneous Event)
(Jade, Ruby & Sapphire Rooms)

4:30 pm – 5:50 pm, PANEL II: ENERGY COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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5:55 pm – 6:40 pm, Modern Nature – A Documentary by Craig Leon – Future History Films
(Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, CARIBBEAN NIGHT
(Port of Spain International Waterfront)

7:00 am – 10:00 am, Registration for the VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum
(HYATT Galera)

8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Closed Loop Cycle Production Project OAS & Economic Development Board of Trinidad and Tobago (Simultaneous Event)
(Port of Spain Ballroom)

8:00 am – 8:10 am, PRESENTATION: Dr. the Honourable Rupert Griffith, Minister of Science and Technology, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago’s Science and Technology Policy: The five key outcomes that we are working towards
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)

8:15 am – 8:35 am, KEY NOTE SPEAKER
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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8:40 am – 9:55 am, PANEL III: CREATIVITY, INNOVATION, RESEARCH AND APPLICATION
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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10:00 am – 10:20 am, KEY NOTE SPEAKER
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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10:00 am – 11:30 am, Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Roundtable Discussion: Value Chain Innovations for Sustainable Competitiveness (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Ruby, Jade and Sapphire Rooms)

10:25 am – 11:40 am, PANEL IV: BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS AND THE NEW GENERATION
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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11:45 am – 12:05 pm, KEY NOTE SPEAKER
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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12:20 pm – 2:15 pm, BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS LUNCHEON
Introduction of Feature Speakers: Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath, Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Trinidad and Tobago
Feature Speakers:
Waleska Rivera Torres, President of Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association: Leveraging Manufacture to Boost an Island
Claudio Hidalgo, Chief Operating Officer, Caribbean & Central America, Digicel Group: How can digital technology turn a million people into a powerhouse nation?
(Port of Spain International Waterfront)

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm, PANEL V: SERVICES INDUSTRY AS A DRIVER OF INNOVATION
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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3:50 pm – 4:25 pm, KEY NOTE SPEAKERS
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, PANEL VI: INNOVATION IN EDUCATION
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)
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4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, Global Services Offshoring Workshop: IDB (Simultaneous Event)
(HYATT Port of Spain Ballroom)

5:50 pm – 6:15 pm, Closing and Transition Ceremony of the RIAC Chair Pro Tempore to Guatemala
Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Trinidad and Tobago/ Chair Pro Tempore RIAC 2014
His Excellency Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organisation of American States
Claudia de Del Águila, Vice-Minister of Investment and Competency, Ministry of Economy, Guatemala/ Chair Pro Tempore RIAC 2015
(HYATT Regency Ballroom I-VI)

6:15 pm – 6:20 pm, Official Photo

6:30 pm – 6:45 pm, PRESS CONFERENCE
Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Trinidad and Tobago/ Chair Pro Tempore RIAC 2014
His Excellency Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organisation of American States
Claudia de Del Águila, Vice-Minister of Investment and Competency, Ministry of Economy, Guatemala/ Chair Pro Tempore RIAC 2015
(HYATT Jade, Ruby & Sapphire Rooms)

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, STREET FAIR AND CULTURAL EVENING (Shuttle service commences at 7:00 pm)
(Woodford Square, Port of Spain)



Notices

One-on-One Meetings

At the VIII ACF, Delegates have the opportunity to meet privately with selected Keynote Speakers and Panelists. Information will be available on www.competitivenessforum.org soon.

Interpretation Services

Interpretation services will be available in English and Spanish at the meeting venue.

Media Broadcasting of VIII ACF Meetings

A live and continuous broadcast of all open meetings will be available at www.competitivenessforum.org during the course of the event.

VIII ACF Social Media

Participants of the VIII ACF and the online community may also follow the event and submit posts at the following sites.




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VII
Americas Competitiveness Forum 2014
October 8 - 10, 2014. Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.