Hundreds of U.S. Business executives meet with Cuba Officials at Alamar Associates organized U.S.-Cuba Business Summits

In five U.S.-Cuba Business Summits, more than 400 executives from U.S. firms have met Cuban economic policy makers and products specialists as a first step in their learning about this new market.

Companies and organizations from the United States, U.K., Canada, Israel, Italy, and Cuba have joined Alamar Associates to cosponsor this unique series of meetings, including: Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Miramar Trade Center, World Development Services, USA*Engage, National Foreign Trade Council, Financial Times, Cristobal, desoft s.a., Shandwick International, Patton Boggs LLP, North American Partners Group, U.S.-Cuba Trade Association, Cuba Trade and Investment News, Genoil, Inc., Grupo B.M., MacDonald Mines, Cubacan, and Medical Device Manufacturers Association. These Summits have offered the business executives the opportunity to learn about the realities of the Cuban economy, foreign investment and trade procedures, bank and finance regulations, and the impact of reforms from the Cuban officials who are responsible for the management of the development of Cuban business. Cuban officials who have participated in the five U.S.-Cuba Business Summits include (titles at time of participation): Executives have also heard from representatives of firms already doing business in Cuba from other countries. And at each Summit, every executive was able to meet privately with the specialist in Cuba with whom they have to deal to eventually conduct any business. The Summit delegates have come mostly from the United States, but have also included representatives from companies in England, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Cayman Islands. Delegates have represented such diverse sectors as food and agribusiness, shipping and transportation, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, energy and mining, real estate development, computers, construction, financial services, and tourism. To compliment the Cuban speakers, prominent Americans have also participated.