7th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2023)

Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove
  Miami  Florida

The 7th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF) will host regional government and utility decision-makers, leading developers and financiers in Miami on September 18th & 19th.

Investment in state of the art, sustainable infrastructure has a critical role to play in stimulating economic growth, accelerating decarbonization, and building resilience across the Caribbean.

At CARIF 2023, we will present and explore a multi-sectoral view of the opportunities to invest in and develop resilient and sustainable infrastructure. What are the infrastructure priorities of island governments and are they being effectively implemented? Is there sufficient incentive and access for private sector sponsors and financiers to support the project pipeline?

We’ll address the tough questions about regulation, financing and collaboration. Are governments and regulators creating an enabling environment for sustainable growth? Are multilateral organizations and development banks doing enough to support the market? And who is tendering, bidding, investing, financing and building the next generation of infrastructure across the Caribbean?

More than ever, the region’s infrastructure market needs a meeting place, a venue to pollinate ideas, originate projects, and source financing. Now, in its 7th year, and firmly established as the go-to regional infrastructure event, the market needs CARIF.


  • Hon. William Duguid, M.P.

    Office of the Prime Minister of Barbados
    Senior Minister Infrastructure and Planning

  • Hon. Otis C. Morris

    Turks and Caicos Islands Government
    Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation, Broadcasting, Energy and Utilities and Telecommunications Commission

  • Joseph Cox

    CARICOM Secretariat
    Assistant Secretary-General, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development

  • Stephen Beatty

    KPMG International
    Global Head of Infrastructure and Head, Global Cities Center of Excellence

  • Gillian Charles-Gollop

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
    Executive Director, Corporate Banking & Sustainable Finance

  • Dr. Rafael Echevarne

    ACI-LAC Airports Council International, Latin America & Caribbean
    Director General

  • Carlos E. Palacious

    Bron Ltd.
    Managing Principal

  • Adam Carter

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
    Managing Director, Head - Investment Banking

  • Filipe Pereira dos Reis

    Regional Director, Airport, Passenger, Cargo and Security, The Americas

  • Gemel Sobers

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
    Director, Corporate & Investment Banking (Cayman, BVI, Dutch Caribbean)

  • Arnaud van Dijk

    KPMG Cayman Islands | KPMG Islands Group (KIG)
    Partner | Deputy Head of ESG

  • Dr. Anna van Poucke

    Global Head of Healthcare

  • Donald Thomson

    CRDC Global
    Founder and CEO

  • Nick St. Georges

    Integrated Sustainability
    Vice President of International pursuits

  • Dustin Delany

    Dentons Delany
    Chair and Chief Managing Partner

  • Isabel de Caires

    CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank
    Director, Investment Banking

  • Ijeoma Madueke

    CIBC Capital Markets
    Executive Director, Sustainable Finance

  • Antonio Navarro

    ArtCap Strategies
    Managing Partner

  • Gebhard Rainer

    Sandals Resorts International
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Codi Whittaker

    Primitive Greens
    Co-Founder and Operator

  • Darwin Telemaque

    Port Management Association of the Caribbean (PMAC)
    Port Manager

  • David Cox

    Sr. Director, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Caribbean

  • Dion Bethell

    APD Limited
    President and CFO

  • Dr. Kenneth Romer

    The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation
    Bahamas Director of Aviation and Deputy Director General of Tourism

  • Kirk-Anthony Hamilton

    Infiniti Partnership
    Founder and Managing Partner

  • Denise Braithwaite

    Interhealth Canada
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Luc Allary

    AECON Concessions
    Director, International Business Development

  • Dennis Deveaux

    Doctors Hospital
    Chief Financial Officer

  • Luther St. Ville

    Caribbean Development Bank
    Senior Operations Officer (Agriculture)

  • Michelle Ottey

    Senior Investment Officer and Head of Transaction Advisory Services in Public Private Partnerships for the Caribbean

  • Nasir Wade

    Government of Bermuda
    Plant Manager - Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility

  • Rachel Welch-Phillips

    Dentons Delany
    Dentons Delany Head of ESG and Sustainable Finance, Partner – Corporate – Trinidad and Tobago

  • Rebekkah Swisher

    Vice President of Sustainability

  • Sam Story

    KPMG in the Cayman Islands
    Associate Partner, Head of Infrastructure

  • Scott Pearman

    Bermuda Hospitals Board
    Chief Operating Officer

  • Sharad Somani

    Partner & Head of Infrastructure Sector - Asia Pacific | Head of KPMG ESG

  • Shevonn Cambridge

    Bahamas Power and Light
    Chief Executive Officer

  • Stuart Hamilton

    Miya Water | Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association
    Vice President Growth | Vice President

  • Vicky Hitch

    KPMG Bermuda
    Senior Manager, Management Consulting and Accounting Advisory

  • Zilta George-Leslie

    St. Lucia Water & Sewerage Company Inc, (WASCO)
    Chief Executive Officer

  • ​​Isaac Solomon

    Caribbean Development Bank
    Vice President, Operations


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