Belize Chamber of Commerce Speaks on Investment Summit
Also giving feedback on the summit was the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The private sector representative was in attendance, not only as guests but also as one of the speakers. The chamber briefly spoke of the event on The Morning Show today.
“The Chamber was invited to the Belize Investment Summit which took place last week to give a presentation on the Chamber’s role in advocacy, how it does its advocacy and why advocacy for private sector is so important for business development. But just a note on the Belize Investment Summit itself. It seemed, at least from what we’ve seen, the coverage that was given, that it was an excellent -“
Marcelo Blake, President, Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “It was well attended.”
“You had very good speakers. The topics were very pertinent. We had former president Ivan Duque talking about the orange economy and the potential for small countries like Belize to engage in the orange economy. Dynamic speakers like that coupled in with the turnout from different sectors because I saw you had businesses out there, potential investors, members of the diplomatic corps, development practitioners from the UN agencies and other international organizations all within one space to really interact, network with each other, learn from each other, and potentially form collaborations that could yield to projects later on.”
Marcelo Blake, President, Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “And you said a key thing there, network with each other. I was having a conversation just this past weekend about the summit. And yes, well attended and kudos to the government for executing a second business summit, investment summit but also for the ability to brought that many different actors in one space and with that the networking was what was highlighted to me was the networking was like off the chain. It was the highlight. Yes, you had the speakers they were very inspiring but it was when you were having these little small meetings, cocktails, what have you where you found that differing areas of focus from a business standpoint and finding where there were synergies or areas of collaboration that you actually had a lot of linkages occur in those off conversations. And so I think that’s the highlight of not only the promotion of investment and Belize as an opportunity for investors to look at, but also helping to bring our local businesses together to partner, link, and find synergies within our own environment.”