This month The Bahamas and other Caribbean countries will be showcased at conferences in Miami, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Reston, Virginia; through efforts by the US Embassy and Bahamian business representatives, a statement from the US Embassy explained.
According to the statement, thousands are expected to attend these conferences, where US businesses will learn about foreign investment opportunities in the region.
The embassy said The Bahamas will participate in RE+ 2023, North America’s largest clean energy conference, for the first time.
“Bahamas Power and Light, the Small Business Development Centre (SBDC), as well as representatives from several government ministries and departments, will join clean energy leaders from across North America,” the statement said.
“RE+ 2023 aims to connect renewable industry buyers and sellers.
“Participation in the RE+ conference compliments Vice President Kamala Harris’ historic visit to The Bahamas, where she focused on clean energy initiatives under the US-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC2030),” the statement noted.
“US Embassy Economic and Commercial Officer Richard Wesch, and Economic Specialist Sandiria Hall, are hopeful the RE+ 2030 conference will create new US- Bahamian connections that lead to an uptick in The Bahamas’ investment in renewable energy,” the statement added.
The statement explained that the US Embassy’s Commercial Specialist Bianca Bethel-Sawyer presented to hundreds of US businesses this week on the topic, “Market Overview and Business Opportunities in The Bahamas” at the US Caribbean Business Conference in Miami.
The embassy said the conference focuses on foreign export strategies for US companies and presents an opportunity for local embassy representatives “to promote The Bahamas as the place to do business”.
“As the month concludes, Reston will attract different US enterprises at its Business Opportunities in the Americas Conference, September 17-19,” the statement said.
“ The US Embassy’s participation in these conferences will ensure The Bahamas remains top of mind for U.S. companies looking to expand overseas.”