Caribbean Investment Summit 2019

– A reimagined CBI conference experience.
June 19-21, 2019 – St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Come and enjoy CIS2019 where this year’s academic and networking focus provides participating sponsors with a branded content creation and storytelling platform engineered to generate global opportunity for all attending delegates and sponsors.  Reimagined, CIS2019 is more than your typical B2B CBI event! Spend time on this website to discover just how.

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About CIS2019

CIS 2019 celebrates 35 years of collaboration between the Caribbean CIP countries and a global network of immigration professionals and investors. As a region, our collective knowledge, proven industry best practices, and applied experience is simply unprecedented. This year’s event is under the auspices of The Citizenship by Investment Programmes Association (CIPA) with the aim of better facilitating knowledge transfer regarding industry best practices, critical trends, and business insights. Additionally, delegates will experience greater opportunity to network and collaborate.

Regardless of your role within the industry, CIS2019 will be the most defining and consequential B2B event held in the region. With the introduction of the Caribbean CIP Showcase, industry stakeholders will better experience each jurisdiction’s contributions and story. As a region, the CIP Showcase will better communicate to an expanding global marketplace, the collective competitive value of investment programmes, as seasoned providers of citizenship and tax residency through investment.

Pricing & Registration

Summary of Delegate Benefits
  • Special hotel rates
  • Access to the three-day summit and panel discussions
  • Access to exhibitions by participating sponsors
  • Invitation to Opening Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail
  • Invitation to Networking Gala
  • Invitation to Closing Ceremony and Welcome Cocktail
  • Access to presentations from key speakers
  • Daily Coffee and lunch throughout the three-day summit
Countries that need a visa to travel to St. Kitts and Nevis
Where to stay. A list of Hotels you might find helpful.

Please visit our directory: (Where to Stay during CIS2019)

Transportation and Special Accommodations

VIP transportation is available through advance booking with Kayan Jet.

Website: Kayan Jet

RLB International Airport
PO Box 2516
Federation of St Kitts & Nevis
Tel. + 1 869 465 0192 (Accessible 24/7)
Fax. + 1 869 466 2555
Reservation: resa.skb@kayanjet.com
Aircraft Handling Team: ops.skb@kayanjet.com

SINGLE PASS

20-45% Discounts May Apply

TWO-TICKET BUNDLE

20-45% Discounts May Apply

GROUP

20-45% Discounts May Apply

One Main Event. Two Vital Associations

Visitor Experience

CIS2019 is an annual B2B event that brings together elite industry speakers, exhibitors and CIP stakeholders. Located at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort, delegates can expect to experience an exciting blend of networking, learning and entertainment. An exciting line-up of industry experts and panelists will present relevant and timely conversations. CIS2019 brings 35 years of Caribbean expertise and industry stakeholders together in one epic event to deliver memorable experiences for all.

CIPA

The Citizenship by Investment Programmes Association (CIPA) lead by St. Lucia CIU head Nestor Alfred, maintains an important and vital role to drive up and maintain standards within the industry and to establish a stronger regulatory framework with the mission of becoming more effective and competitive on the global market. It comprises five founding member countries: St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, St. Lucia and Dominica.

CIS2019 Knowledge Partner

The Investment Migration Council (IMC) is the worldwide association for investor immigration and citizenship-by-investment bringing together the leading stakeholders in the field and giving the industry a voice. The IMC sets the standards on a global level and interacts with other professional associations, governments and international organisations in relation to investment migration. The IMC promotes education and high professional standards among its members. Learn more

Featured Experts and Panelists

Introducing our 2019 Speaker and Panelist lineup. Please check back often as we update biographical information and agenda topics. Line-up is subject to change prior to June 19.

Come and Hear from Attending Prime Ministers

Colleen Harris – Reputation Management and Crisis Communications

Colleen is a communications professional who has spent 30 years developing and managing communications strategies for Government Ministers, the UK Royal Family and multilateral organisations. Colleen was Press Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and a Senior Press Officer to the former PM, Baroness Thatcher. She has worked as a Communications Consultant at the WHO and the UN. Colleen was Director of Communications at the Commission for Racial Equality and Director of Strategy and Communications at the Equality Commission. Colleen works with clients ranging from Hedge Funds and corporates to charities. She also works as a Senior Independent Assessor on Government panels and regularly speaks at conferences on diversity and communications.

Colleen Harris - Full Bio

Colleen is a communications professional who has spent 30 years developing and managing communications strategies for Government Ministers, the UK Royal Family and multilateral organisations. Colleen wasPress Secretary to HRH The Prince of Wales and a Senior Press Officer to the former PM, Baroness Thatcher. She has worked as a Communications Consultant at the WHO and the UN. Colleen was Director of Communications at the Commission for Racial Equality and Director of Strategy and Communications at the Equality Commission. Colleen works with clients ranging from Hedge Funds and corporates to charities. She also works as a Senior Independent Assessor on Government panels and regularly speaks at conferences on diversity and communications.

She serves on not-for-profit boards the YMCA (Central), Tutu Foundation UK and is a Member of Cancer Research.

Colleen is a Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London and is the executive Chair of the Greater London Lieutenancy Board. She is an Ambassador for the Desmond Tutu Foundation and Honorary Patron of the PR Fraternity at Greenwich University.

Colleen trained as a teacher and supports projects that work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential, such as Ebony Horse Club in Brixton and Chineke! a Foundation established to provide career opportunities for young BME classical musicians in the UK. 

Colleen enjoys the theatre, gardening and listening to the radio.

Colleen is married with two grown up children.

Come and Hear from Attending CIU CEO/Heads

Pascal Saint-Amans – Director, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at OECD

Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr. Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA.  He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries.

Pascal Saint-Amans Bio

Pascal Saint-Amans took on his duties as Director of the Center for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD on 1 February 2012. Mr. Saint-Amans, a French national, joined the OECD in September 2007 as Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division in the CTPA.  He played a key role in the advancement of the OECD tax transparency agenda in the context of the G20. In October 2009 he was appointed Head of the Global Forum Division, created to service the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, a programme with the participation of over 100 countries.

Mr. Saint-Amans graduated from the National School of Administration (ENA) in 1996, and was an official in the French Ministry for Finance for nearly a decade.  He held various positions within the Treasury, including heading the supervision of  the EU work on direct taxes and overseeing  legislation and policy on wealth tax and mergers and spin offs.  He was also the head of tax treaty negotiations and mutual agreement procedures. In this capacity, he participated in the OECD Working Party No. 1 of the Committee on Fiscal Affairs as the delegate for France before being elected Chair of WP1 in 2005. He was also a member of the UN Group of Experts on International Co-operation in Tax Matters, becoming a “rapporteur” in 2006. Before leaving government service, he was Deputy Director in charge of litigation at the Direction Générale des Impôts.

Mr. Saint-Amans also served as Financial Director of the Energy Regulation Committee between 1999 and 2002 and was responsible for the introduction of new electricity tariffs.

Having earned a degree in history, Mr. Saint-Amans also received a degree from the Institut d’études politiques of Paris.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

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Gold

1/4 Available

Silver

1/4 Available

CIP Showcase Sponsorship

ONE of the following sponsorships in each CIP country is available – Click here for details

CIS2019 Partners

3/4 Available

From Compelling Panel Interviews to Rapid Fire Learning Sessions…

You asked, we listened! This year we will be providing realtime Crowd Polling so that you can compare your opinions with your peers. Additionally, panel topics and discussions will be associated with learning tracks. Three to five experts will be offered a short time to share their opinion so that you get multiple answers to each question asked. Our 2019 speaker lineup is being carefully assembled to speak to a strict set of guidelines designed to keep the information on point and flowing.

Come with your Business Objectives, leave with Deals and Increased Opportunity

This years event has been organized to maximize the B2B networking experience. Attendees will find comfortable and flexible seating in the speaker hall, a more streamlined exhibition experience, and the introduction of an entirely new venue experience organized to showcase and network with all five Caribbean CIPs. Great effort has been directed to ensure that key stakeholders and decision makers across all core public and private domains are on-tap and available to all delegates and sponsors to better meet, engage, and foster deals flow.

Come and enjoy Caribbean hospitality at its finest!

If there is one thing we understand, it’s how to relax and unwind! Each night during the Summit, we roll out the red carpet so that speakers, sponsors and delegates can enjoy the best beach parties and social events anywhere in the world. In fact, we have already started to prepare for your arrival! Some of the best networking and friendships are sure to begin at Caribbean Investment Summit 2019. Best news? Your Delegate Pass covers the cost of ALL after-hours events, including the Catamaran, Nevis, and St. Kitts Island tours!

We encourage all delegates, speakers, and sponsors to Reserve your tickets and accommodations early. CIS2019 falls one week ahead of the St. Kitts and Nevis music festival and rooms are limited within the twin island Federation.

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