CREF 2018, the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market, will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis, Miami, from November 7-9, 2018.
550 attendees from 50 countries attended CREF 2017. Over 25 Caribbean countries were represented by their government or by their utility, or in most instances, by both.
10 years since we launched CREF, this is a critical time to be in the market. The Caribbean is transitioning away from a decade-long discussion around how to enable a sustainable energy matrix, to one focused on how to finance and build grids that are independent, economic, reliable – and resilient.
The discussion around resiliency isn’t a trend; it’s real and it’s not going away. This year’s CREF will be sharply focused on what resiliency in the energy sector looks like – and who’s going to fund it.
As a corollary, perennial issues around how to procure, finance and build world-class renewable and storage projects across the region have never been more important. An array of projects is coming online as we speak and the pipeline is deep.
Join us and stakeholders from across the region at CREF 2018 as we map out the next ten years of investment in a clean, resilient and competitive Caribbean.