I would greatly appreciate if the under-mentioned message can be circulated to fellow AIB members. Thanks *[image: cid:[log in to unmask]]* THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES *Caribbean Centre for Competitiveness **[image: cid:[log in to unmask]]* Tel: (868) 224-3715 • (868) 662-2002 exts. 83938/83939 • Fax: (868) 645-1523• Email: [log in to unmask] *RENEWED CALL FOR PAPERS* *2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum* *“Beyond the Solutions: Competitiveness through Global Value Chains, Clustering and Innovation”* CC*f*C invites submissions of papers and presentations for its 2ndCaribbean Competitiveness Forum to be held at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica from March 18 – 19, 2014. This Forum will bring together participants from the public and private sectors, academia and non-governmental institutions. It will be a practical approach showcasing real regional success stories from which lessons and recommendations can emerge to support the growth of the wider sectors and by extension the countries of the Region. Building on the foundation of the 1st Forum, the 2nd Caribbean Competitiveness Forum will focus on sharing case studies on regional clusters and value chains in four (4) sectors identified as important to most Caribbean countries. These are detailed in the table below. *Sector* *Industries* *Services* · Financial · Consultancy · Creative Industries · Maritime - Yachting *Agro-processing* · Food - Ethnic and Specialty Food - Frozen Foods - Canned Foods · Beverages - Rum - Juices · Condiments *Manufacturing* · Printing and Packaging · Electronic Components · Household Appliances · Oil-based Manufacturing - Petrochemicals - Plastics - Pharmaceuticals *Emerging* · Information and Communications Technology (ICT) · Renewable Energy - Solar - Hydro - Geo-Thermal · Niche Tourism - Sports - Medical - Eco-tourism An abstract (no more than 350 words) must be submitted by January 10, 2014. *Submit to:* Secretariat Call for Papers, 2nd Regional Competitiveness Forum *“Beyond the Solutions: Competitiveness through Global Value Chains, Clustering and Innovation”* *Email:* [log in to unmask] *Fax #:* (868) 645 1523 Kindly circulate through your respective networks both regionally and internationally. For more information visit the CC*f*C’s website at: http://www.uwi.edu/ccfc/ Regards, Indera Sagewan-Alli Executive Director Caribbean Centre *f*or Competitiveness *The University of the West Indies* *St. Augustine Campus* T: (868) 224-3715 | PBX: (868) 662-2002 X83938/83939/84134 F: (868) 645-1523 CONFIDENTIALITY: This email (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and/or privileged information. Any duplication, copying, distribution, dissemination, transmission, disclosure or use in any manner of this email (including any attachments) without the authorisation of the sender is strictly prohibited. If you receive this email (including any attachments) in error, please notify the sender and delete this email (including any attachments) from your system. Thank you. -- Atiba Xavier Johnson MS in Global Management Graduate, December 2011 Thunderbird School of Global Management Ranked #1 <http://www.thunderbird.edu/about_thunderbird/rankings/> for International Business Fulbright Scholar Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree * * ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.