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Prospects for improving the economic well-being of people in the Central American and Caribbean region will be the focus of the 29th annual Conference of the Americas, which was officially opened today (December 5) at the Intercontinental Hotel, in downtown Miami.
The summit, which will be held under the theme: ‘A Prosperous Third Border’, will bring together over 700 leaders from the public and private sectors as well as from civil society in Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States to participate in workshops and plenary sessions on a range of topics affecting the region and its economic prospects. Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Gordon Shirley will be among Jamaica’s participants, as well as other government and private sector officials.
Delegates from Jamaica will begin interactive discussions tomorrow (Tuesday, December 6) on major topics, with a specific focus on disaster preparedness and relief, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) and regional trading blocs, energy security, competitiveness, maritime security and trade, and the region’s response to HIV/AIDS.
Other industry sectors to be covered include telecommunications, tourism, transportation and logistics, agribusiness, apparel and assembly, financial services, intellectual property rights and the environment.

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