“CREF is an ideal event to learn about what is happening in the Caribbean and to network with experienced industry and government leaders. The event stays up-to-date with sector developments that keep participants interested, engaged and looking forward to the next CREF.” Alison Jean, CEO, National Utilities Regulatory Commission of Saint Lucia
Since its launch in 2009, CREF has more than doubled in size. Over 500 delegates from 50 countries participated in CREF 2019. 120 speakers across multiple tracks, case-studies and workshops contributed their expertise and experience. Governments and utilities from over 25 Caribbean jurisdictions attended. Over 50 sponsors, exhibitors and partners joined the roster of CREF supporters in 2019. CREF has become, very simply, the place where the Caribbean energy market meets.
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CREF-Castalia Renewable Island Index & Project Database
All attendees to CREF have access to the annual CREF-Castalia Renewable Island Index & Project Database. The Index measures the readiness of each island nation to develop and implement renewable energy projects. The Marketplace is an extraordinary detailed database of renewable projects – both distributed and utility scale – in various stages of development.
Mission-Aligned and Supporting Regional Objectives
We collaborate closely with key regional organizations including the CDB, CARICOM, CARILEC, CDB, IDB, RMI, and others. They inform our programming, co-host our workshops, and participate on the agenda. That alignment ensures that our efforts at CREF are mission-aligned and in lockstep with market initiatives.
CREF Industry Awards
Working alongside a committee of regional and industry leaders, we recognize annually those individuals and organizations who are transitioning the region to clean and resilient energy. Many award winners are first-movers, forging a path for project development in the region. We announced nine award winners in 2019.
Online Meeting Platform for CREF Delegates
CREF features a dedicated networking app and platform. A closed community which features all CREF participants, the platform enables CREF attendees to create an individual profile, view all attendees, and request meetings. Attending a conference is an investment of both time and resources; attend CREF and arrive in Miami with the meetings you need to see a return on that investment.
CREF Stakeholder Day
The pre-day at CREF on October 21st supports a full day of stakeholder meetings and workshops. From optional meetings such as the Island Resiliency Action Challenge (IRAC) and the Women in Energy Breakfast, to a plethora of privately hosted multilateral/policy-maker meetings, this is where CREF goes granular.
Market Intelligence: At CREF & Throughout the Year
As a CREF delegate you have access to our twice monthly newsletter featuring news and intelligence on the Caribbean clean energy and energy storage markets. You also have access to the range of complimentary webinars we host throughout the year. Subscribe to our newsletter (it’s free) here.
“CREF is an excellent opportunity to network with energy professionals, to learn and discuss trends influencing the region, and to meet the decision makers from governments and utilities across the region. Of all the renewable energy events I attend, CREF is consistently the best investment.” Marc Lopata, President, Solar Island Energy