INVEST CARIBBEAN is the registered trademark of ICN LLC., the global private sector investment agency of the Caribbean.
It has locations in America's financial capital of the world, New York City and South Florida.
It's main focus is matching developers, businesses and governments with funding in the form of debt, JV or alternative non-recourse finance options.
ICN, in its eight years of existence, has been the consistent conduit between private and institutional funders' and governments and private sector developers in the Caribbean region.
It has been lauded by both regional governments and top global CEOs alike including Sir Richard Branson, for its effectiveness in being the matchmaker between funders and developers.
The company works with small to large enterprises to secure low interest debt capital of US$5,000 for SMEs in the US and millions in debt, non-recourse and JV capital through its many partners for Caribbean and global project developers.
ICN is tied by confidentiality and privacy clauses and cannot disclose its private sector clients but its government clients have included the government of Saint Martin and Antigua & Barbuda.
ICN works through the establishment of partnerships with similar global entities to promote investments and dialogue on a global scale. This includes promotion and presentations in Europe, China and Latin America.
ICN offers a number of services to investors as well as diverse investment and partnership opportunities.
Invest Caribbean is the brainchild of Caribbean-born media entrepreneur, Felicia J. Persaud. It was founded in 2011 and began with a power breakfast in collaboration with regional tourism arm, the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Its annual investment forums attract the Who’s Who of the capital markets. In the past four years alone, over 3,000 investment bankers, private equity investors, ministers of governments, hotel developers, tourism officials, architects, real estate developers, financial advisers, entrepreneurs, Chinese government officials and investors as well as the media have attended the events that are heavily promoted.
Past speakers and panelists have included:
Anthony Eterno, U.S. State Department
Cao, Pengcheng, Vice Chairman, Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development
Diana Jensen, OPIC
Qahir Dhanani, World Bank Group
Jonathan S. Blue, Chairman & Managing Director Of Blue Equity, LLC
W. Dave Dowrich, former Vice President Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
Raul Slavin, Aspenall Energies
Mark Austin,Bright Capital
Jacques-Philippe Piverger, MPowered
Justin Locke, Carbon War Room
Government ministers and leaders from:
The Turks & Caicos
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Kitts & Nevis
Past ICN honorees have included billionaire Sir Richard Branson, billion-dollar company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Sandals Resorts Founder and Chairman, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, HBO Latin America, DHL Caribbean, First Citizens TT, interCaribbean Airways & One Caribbean Television.
ICN supporters include.
Ms. Felicia J. Persaud
Dr. Sheila Newton-Moses
Mr. Joe Bernstein
Ms. Kathy Bronson
Ms. Ana Gonzalez
ICN BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. Felicia J. Persaud
Dr. Sheila Newton Moses
Mr. Christopher Chaplin
Dr. Isaac Newton
Mr. Irwine G. Clare, Sr., O.D.
Mr. Chuck Mohan
Mr. Arthur Piccolo
Mr. Harold Doley, III
“The ‘Investing in Paradise’ breakfast forum is a highly worthwhile gathering for those seeking opportunities in the exciting Caribbean frontier markets. The organizers attract an excellent mix of existing and potential investors in the region complimented by government ministers and tourism sector executives. The presenters at ‘Investing in Paradise’ make an excellent case for what distinguishes the Caribbean from other destinations in the fierce race for international capital.”
“I was impressed by the strong interest in Caribbean investments and the rich diversity of the attendees and participants. Besides high ranking government officials promoting investment opportunities, it was refreshing to see the private sector represented by a combination of small entrepreneurs, business professionals and investors.”