The Caribbean’s premier meeting place for the clean energy transition

Thirteen years ago, the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF) began as a small gathering for stakeholders to explore opportunities to ramp up investment in clean energy across the Caribbean. Now – more than a decade later – CREF has grown to become the biggest annual gathering of the regional energy market. Why does the market turn out in force?

First, because all the players – the whole ecosystem – attends CREF, our delegates know that they’re going to have an extraordinary networking and business development experience.

Second, because we’re “in” the region throughout the year. We see the trends, we understand the opportunities, and we’re close to the people shaping the market. That translates into panels and workshops at CREF that provide real insight.

Third, things happen at CREF. Projects are originated and deals are financed. Many of the projects that have been constructed over the past few years began with a meeting at CREF.

CREF 2021: How did we do it?

We brought together the CREF community for a two-day virtual event on 27-28 October 2021, followed by the long-awaited CREF Miami six months later on 26-28 April 2022.

CREF 2021 Virtual | 27-28 October 2021: Stakeholders from across the region took part in interactive panels, exclusive interviews, and meaningful connections at CREF 2021 Virtual. The agenda was rich, immersive, and featured leaders all briefed to help us understand the new energy landscape.

CREF 2022 Miami | 26-28 April 2022: Missed the sights and sounds of CREF Miami? We have too. The Caribbean’s energy industry will gather for the first time in over a year at the JW Marriott Marquis for three jam-packed days of #CREFenergy. We are innovating to bring you impactful content alongside robust networking opportunities in a reconfigured format.

CREF 2021: Who attended?

Every conference claims to gather everyone. CREF really does.

From government ministers, utility CEOs, and leading regulators from around the Caribbean, to a full complement of project developers, investors, technology experts, financiers and development finance representatives.

CREF 2020 highlights

To get a sense for what one of our virtual events look like, watch the below highlight reel from CREF 2020 Virtual.