The Belize Investment Summit is right around the corner and it will be held under the theme, “Belize: Open for Business”. The Belize Investment Summit will be held in San Pedro Town on November ten and eleven. The summit is being advertised as a bold initiative of the Government to position the country as a prominent investment destination. The Summit will be delivered in a hybrid virtual and face-to-face setting allowing participants the advantage of in-person networking among investors, government officials and other key economic agents. The event will feature an address from Prime Minister John Briceno. The keynote speak is Right Honorable Stephen J Harper, the former Prime Minister of Canada. Harper is described as having led Canada through the world’s most complex geopolitical, economic and security challenges. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Harper Associates, a global strategic advisory firm. The announcement of Harper’s presentation has attracted criticism. We asked the Prime Minister about it.
Hon. John Briceno, Prime Minister of Belize: “Investment Summit we wanted somebody that have had some sort of experience when it comes to investments, somebody that can be taken seriously by the international community and that is what we are achieving with the former Prime Minister. He is somebody that is well known worldwide. Obviously you can’t be everything to everyone and probably there may have been some issues that he may have had whilst he was Prime Minister with issues of the environment, I can assure you that that will in no way affect the work that we are doing because we are firmly committed to the protection of the environment, firmly committed to working towards reducing the temperatures by the .15 degrees Celsius and to continue to do our best to be able to protect this environment that our creator has blessed us with.”
The Belize Investment Summit will bring together business investors from the United States of America, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.