Cuba Summit, Washington DC. 3 Dec., 2015

Cuba Summit

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December 3rd 2015 • Washington, D.C. 

Recent changes in Cuba’s foreign investment law and a shift in US-Cuban relations have opened up new opportunities for American companies interested in doing business there. The Economist Event’s first Cuba Summit in the US will explore these opportunities, as well as the challenges facing new entrants into the Cuban market.

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Full details:

To date, foreign businesses operating in Cuba have faced many restrictions, which have prevented them from responding quickly to emerging opportunities. Additionally, a shift in US-Cuban relations will give a further boost to Cuba’s integration with the global economy, opening a new frontier for international companies.

With one of the best educational systems in Latin America, low crime rates and close relations with its Caribbean and Latin American neighbours, Cuba has a solid foundation for a knowledge economy and strong trade growth. How can it build upon this foundation to take advantage of new opportunities offered by foreign investment?

Speakers & Agenda

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Why attend?

With in-depth insight and analysis and a distinctly global perspective, the Cuba Summit will explore the most pressing issues facing potential investors in Cuba. Hear from Economist editors, senior leaders and those most familiar with Cuba to learn how to navigate the short- and long-term risks and opportunities of doing business there.

Featured topics

  • A look at Cuba’s political and macro-economic environment.
  • Navigating the financial landscape: Transitioning from the dual currency system
  • Foreign experience of economic reform—lessons for Cuba
  • Repercussions of changes in foreign policy and their impact on investment
  • The outlook for infrastructure: Opportunities through PPPs
  • Start-up Cuba? Exploring the potential of Cuba’s unique labour market
  • The risks in expanding to Cuban markets
  • Lessons to be learned from current companies active in Cuba, for those considering entering the market
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