Thirty (30) CARIFORUM firms Move to Next Round of Business Competition

With less than three months to go, thirty (30) CARIFORUM firms move one step closer to a chance at final selection in the Caribbean Export Development Agency’s (Caribbean Export) regional business competition Break Point.

Following video pitches and three one-day coaching sessions at the Cave Hill School of Business (CHSB) in Barbados, the participants are set to begin the next phase of the competition: Business Pitches.

This first round of face-to-face pitches will be held throughout the region on the following dates Jamaica (June 7th), this group Jamaica will include firms from Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic; St Lucia (June 11th) with firms from the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS); and Barbados (June 18th) including firms from Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.

Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will be hosting the first round of regional pitches for Break Point at the Courtyard by Marriott, Christ Church, Barbados. For additional information please contact Mr. Damien Sorhaindo at and copied to Mrs. Robertha Reid at or telephone 246-436-0578.

Break Point is a Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) business competition for the CARIFORUM private sector, to encourage them to take advantage of the EPA. The competition is open to CARIFORUM majority owned or joint venture firms that intend to use the EPA as a tool to immediately target (i.e. within 6 months) the UK and EU markets for exports. Priority areas include: Agro-processing, Alternative Energy, Creative Industries, Fashion/Garments, Light Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Specialised Tourism.

Break Point is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union’s 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP).

Break Point is a regional business competition that utilizes the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to drive entrepreneurship. During the competition, (30) CARIFORUM firms and enterprises pitch their ideas for an opportunity to advance to the final round of pitches in the UK during the London 2012 Olympics.

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