Title: Developing a Transhipment Industry in the U. S. Virgin Islands for the Eastern Caribbean: 4th Annual Conference on International Trade and Investment
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Title: Developing a Transhipment Industry in the U. S. Virgin Islands for the Eastern Caribbean: 4th Annual Conference on International Trade and Investment
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Language: English
Creator: University of the Virgin Islands
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Place of Publication: Virgin Islands
Publication Date: 2002
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UVI SBDC
UNIVERSITY OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

4th annual conference
on international
trade and investment



"DEVELOPING A
TRANS-SHIPMENT INDUSTRY
IN THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN"

2*
October 12,13,14,1990 S*
Carambola Beach Resort and Golf Club, SL Croix, U. S. V. I.
The Small Business Developmen Center (SBDC) is partially funded by the f
U.S. Small Business Administration Such funding does not constitute an
epessed or implied endorsement ol any or the cosponsors or partipants'
opinions, products or slices.







Fourth Annual Conference on
International Trade and Investment

DEVELOPING A TRANS-SHIPMENT INDUSTRY IN THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR SPONSORS


Carambola Beach Resort and Golf Club
Chase Manhattan Bank

Hess Oil Virgin Islands Corporation
U.S. Small Business Administration
V. I. Port Authority
Virgin Islands Alumina Corp.

Virgin Islands Maritime Services Inc.
(Agent) NAVIERAS DE PUERTO RICO








OUR THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS


Atlantic Nautical Services
Beep Business Service
CARICOM
Chase Manhattan Bank
Florida Atlantic University
Government of Anguilla
Government of the British Virgin Islands
Government of St. Kitts
NOVA University
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States

Small Business Export Development Center
for Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands
St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce
The Legislature of the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Markoe Agencies, Ind.
The Office of the Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Office of the Ueutenant Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Trailer Marine Transport
Tropical Shipping Lines
U.S. Customs Service
V. I. Department of Economic Department and Agriculture
V. I. Industrial Development Commission
V. I. Maritime Services. Inc.
(Agent) NAVIERAS DE PUERTO RICO


V. 1. Port Aulhority








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"Developing a Trans-shipment Industry In The
Virgin Islands For The Eastern Caribbean" will
lead to the creation, in the region of:
S] More small businesses
[ Increased trade
[] A greater variety of products
[] More economical services








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The objective of this conference is to:
[ ] Develop an information base for the U.S. Virgin
Islands trans-shipment industry serving the
Eastern Caribbean;
[ ] Bring together resource people with pertinent
expertise, authority and interest in a trans-
shipment industry in the region;
[ ] Generate strategies for developing the industry.








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Participants of this conference are from the Eastern
Caribbean States, the U.S. Mainland and the Virgin
Islands and will include representatives of:
[ Government
[ Shipping, Insurance and Banking
S Import, Export and Manufacturing
S The Academic Community
Speakers, Panelist and Facilitators will include
distinguished persons from the U.S. Mainland, the
Eastern Caribbean and the U.S. Virgin Islands.








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4th annual conference
on International
trade and Investment




Topics for discussion at this conference will include:
[ ] The Trans-shipment Industry Concept.
[ ] Legislative and Administrative Policies Affecting
the Trans-shipment Industry.
[ ] Financing and Insuring Regional Trade in the
Eastern Caribbean.
[ ] Shipping and Freight Handling Services for the
Eastern Caribbean.
























Saturday, October 13, 1990





8:00 a.m. Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. Introductions:
Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka, Jr.,
State Director
Virgin Islands Small Business
Development Center
University of the Virgin Islands

Remarks:
Dr. Orville Kean
President
University of the Virgin Islands

Honorable Bent Lawaetz
President
18th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

Honorable Derek M. Hodge
Lieutenant Governor
U.S. Virgin Islands


AGENDA



Fourth Annual Conference on
International Trade and Investment

DEVELOPING A TRANS-SHIPMENT INDUSTRY IN THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN










I Panel Discussions


9:45 10:45 a.m.



























MODERATOR:


10:45 11:00 a.m.

11:00 12:00 noon


"The Trans-shipment Industry Concept"
A Panel Discussion


"Opportunitles/Markets/Commodities/
SuNpliers"
Dr. Richard W. Moore
Director
Policy Planning and Research
Government of the U. S. Virgin Islands

"The Georgia Case"
Mr. Job Dielman
Counsellor
International Trade Development Center
Athens. Georgia

'The Florida Case"
Mr. William Musella
Director
Institute for International Trade & Development
Nova University
Ft. Lauderdale. Florida

Virgin Islands International Trade Center
Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka, Jr.
State Director
Virgin Islands Small Business
Development Center
University of the Virgin Islands

Honorable Emile Gumbs
Chief Minister
Government of Anguilla

Refreshment Break

"Legislative and Administrative Policies
Affecting the Trans-Shipment Industry"
A Panel Discussion

"The Eastern Caribbean Perspective"
Dr. George Goodwin
Chief
Sector Policy and Planning Section
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States









I Panel Discussions Continued


MODERATOR:


12:00 2:00 p.m.





2:00 2:45 p.m.


"Tariff/Regulations on Trade between the
U.S.A. the U.S. Virgin Islands and the
Eastern Caribbean"
Mr. Benjamin C. Jefferson
District Director
U.S. Customs
U.S. Virgin Islands

"The Virgin Islands as a Free Trade Zone"
Mr. William Roebuck
Executive Director
Virgin Islands Industrial Development
Commission

Honorable Asyll M. Warner
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Government of St. Kitts/Nevis

LUNCHEON

Speaker
Honorable Alexander A. Farrelly
Governor
U.S. Virgin Islands

"Financing and Insuring Regional Trade in the
Eastern Caribbean"
A Panel Discussion

"Types and Sources of Financing'
Mr. Michael J. Dow
Vice President
Chase Manhattan Bank
U.S. Virgin Islands








I Panel Discussions Continued


MODERATOR:



2:45 3:30 p.m.

















MODERATOR:


"Financing Infrastructure Development"
Honorable Asyll M. Warner
Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
Government of St. Kitts/Nevis

"Insurance Services for Regional Trade"
Mr. Phillip Gerard
Markoe Insurance Agencies
St. Croix. U.S. Virgin Islands

Dr. Simon B. Jones-Hendrickson
Associate Professor of Economics
University of the Virgin Islands

"Shipping and Freight Handling Between the
U.S. Mainland, the Virgin Islands and the
Eastern Caribbean"
A Panel Discussion

Mr. Keith O'Neale
President
O'Neale's Transport, Inc./Trailer Marine Transport
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Mr. Archibald Ogden
Regional Financial Manager
Tropical Shipping

Mr. Rudolph Francis
President
Virgin Islands Maritime Services Inc.
(Agent) NAVIERAS DE PUERTO RICO

Mr. Bryan W. Thornton
President
Atlantic Nautical Services
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands









I Agenda/Saturday. October 13. 1990 Continued


3:30 4:30 p.m.



4:30 p.m.






5:00 7:00 p.m.


Meeting of Recommendation Sub-committees
Four sub-committees will convene and draft
recommendations regarding strategies for the
development of a trans-shipment industry.

Conference Recap and Future Direction
Mr. Chester R. Williams
Associate Director
Virgin Islands Small Business
Development Center
University of the Virgin Islands


Cocktail Party ... Hosted by Carambola Resort








AGENDA


Fourth Annual Conference on
International Trade and Investment

DEVELOPING A TRANS-SHIPMENT INDUSTRY IN THE
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN


Sunday, October 14, 1990



8:00 a.m. Conference Registration

9:00 a.m. Introductions
Dr. Solomon S. Kabuka, Jr.
State Director
Virgin Islands Small Business
Development Center
University of the Virgin Islands

Remarks:
Honorable Eric E. Dawson
Commissioner
Department of Economic Development and
Agriculture
Government of the Virgin Islands

9:15 10:15 a.m "Supporting International Trade in the
Caribbean"
A Panel Discussion

Mr. Lionel Baptiste
Representative-In-Charge
U.S. Small Business Administration
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Mr. Mark Hosang
Director
Small Business Development Center
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida








I Agenda/Sunday, October 14. 1990 Continued


MODERATOR:


10:30 11:30 a.m.






















Moderator:






11:30 12:00 Noon

12:00 Noon

1:00 p.m.


Ms. Phyllis Upshur Walters
President
Beep Business Service
St. Thomas. U.S. Virgin Islands

Dr. Roderick Moorehead
Associate Director of Continuing Education
University of the Virgin Islands

"Import and Export Support in the Eastern
Caribbean"
A Panel Discussion

Mr. Lou Peters
Executive Director
St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce
Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

Captain Baboucar M. Sallah
Director
Ports and Marine Services Department
British Virgin Islands

Mr. Audley Maduro
Assistant Vice President
First Pennsylvania Bank
British Virgin Islands

Mr. Victor Rivera
Senior Consultant
Small Business Export
Development Center for
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Dr. Carlyle Corbin
Government of the Virgin Islands
Special Assistant to the Governor
Caribbean, United Nations and
Washington Affairs


Conference Recap

Expressions of Appreciation and Farewells

Recommendation Committee Deliberations




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