The United Progressive Party’s (UPP) “Diaspora Connect Road Show” has been hailed a success, with a number of stakeholders and interest groups responding positively to the plans and programmes put forward by its representatives.
The UPP delegation – led by Political Leader Harold Lovell and Deputy Political Leader Jamale Pringle – first presented its ideas at an invitation-only investment reception in Atlanta, Georgia, last Wednesday, September 28.
According to Lovell, “The presentation also highlighted the main reasons why investors should choose Antigua and Barbuda and the UPP’s vision for how the investment process will be simplified and managed by the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Authority.”
Further, it underscored Antigua and Barbuda’s key assets as an ideal business location; a premier tourism destination; its central geographic position; a trained workforce; and a stable currency.
Describing the reception as highly successful, Lovell emphasized that job creation and economic diversification were the highest priority issues on the agenda.
The event attracted over 40 principals and senior executives of various organizations, who expressed keen interest in the country’s strong capacity for trade and investment in the areas of tourism, air transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, ag-tech, fin-tech and international banking.
As well, Lovell said, there was significant interest in learning how local assets and ideas could be transformed into economic opportunities.