program Business Exibition

The exhibition is the main component of the Business Forum. The exhibition will take place for two days in tandem with the other activities listed. It provides a venue for participating businesses to exhibit their products, services, and investment initiatives. Through the exhibition, businesses will have the chance to make connections, business deals, drive commercial synergies, and deepen business relationships. Additionally, it gives ACS delegates a taste of the entrepreneurial brilliance of the Greater Caribbean region and provides them with an opportunity to network with businesses on matters pertaining to regional economic growth. 


Business 2 Business meetings

Businesses will have the chance to make connections, business deals and deepen business relationships.

The possibility is there to address challenges and offer solutions to improve transport connections, trade and investment opportunities and promote the development of regional value chains.


Hosted by the ACS Secretariat and the Republic of Suriname, the Business Forum include a series of thematic seminars on subjects pertinent to the productive sectors of the region. It will provide a forum for discussion with local and regional stakeholders. The maximum duration of each session will be two (2) hours, with a keynote speaker and panel discussions with specialists from regional public and private sectors. 

Schedule Business Forum

08:00 - 08:55


09:00 - 09:05

Welcome Remarks by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation H.E. Albert R. Ramdin


Albert Ramdin

09:05 - 09:50

Keynote Address Theme: “Mechanisms to support Regional Business Development in the Greater Caribbean


Patrick Antoine

09:50 - 10:10

Coffee break

10:15 - 11:00

Opening Ceremony

Arrival of the President of the Republic of Suriname
H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi


National Anthem


Remarks by the Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS),
H.E. Rodolfo Sabonge


Remarks by the Representative of the ACS
Special Committee on Trade Development and External Economic Relations, TBR


Cultural performance


Speech by the President of the Republic of Suriname,
H.E. Chandrikapersad Santokhi


Official Photo

11:00 - 11:45

Inauguration Exhibition

Cutting Ribbon Ceremony and


Visit Exhibition by the President of the Republic of Suriname

11:30 - 17:00

Suri #InternationalBusinessTalks

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11:30 - 20:00

B2B Sessions

12:00 - 13:30

Cont’d Business Forum - Panel 1

Theme: Investment to Promote Sustainable Economic Development in the Greater Caribbean Region

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch break (own account)


Cont’d Business Forum - Panel 2

Theme: Strengthening Regional Agribusiness Value Chains within the Greater Caribbean

09:00 - 18:00

Suri #InternationalBusiness Talks

12:00 - 18:00

Business-to-Business Sessions

09:00 - 17:00

8th International Cooperation Conference


Cocktail Reception