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INVEST CARIBBEAN SPEAKERS Registration & Sponsor Opportunities 2017

Institute of Caribbean Studies

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EST)

INVEST CARIBBEAN SPEAKERS Registration & Sponsor...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
INVEST CARIBBEAN + GALA Ended $250.00 $14.74
INVEST CARIBBEAN LUNCH SPONSOR   more info Ended $2,500.00 $0.00
Pre-Gala Chairman's Reception   more info Ended $5,000.00 $0.00
Invest Caribbean Advocate   more info Ended $1,500.00 $0.00
INVEST CARIBBEAN Sustainer   more info Ended $2,500.00 $0.00
INVEST CARIBBEAN/CARAH Patron   more info Ended $10,000.00 $0.00

Event Details


Thank you for agreeing to be a speaker partner at our upcoming forum.

  • As a nonprofit organization, ICS relies on the generosity of the community to help the Caribbean American community we serve. Your contribution to offset our costs helps us to provide a forum for the private sector, the non-governmental organization community, and others interested in promoting a dialogue on the economic and social development of people of Caribbean heritage.
  • We also invite you to consider becoming a sponsoring partner.  Every year, the Business Roundtable, "Invest Caribbean" 2017, an all-day conference on investment and economic development in the Caribbean, followed by the CARAH Gala.

Event Details

  •  Date: Thusday, November 16
  •  Location: Capitol Hill/ Inter-American Development Bank
  •  Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 
  •  Location: The JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC 
  •  Attire: Business  
  • Attendees:
    • BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE:  Approximately 40 guests - policy officials, development partners, businesses, trade associations, diaspora advocates and diplomats. 
    • GALA:  Approximately 250 guests will attend this celebratory evening of dinner, dancing, a silent auction and an after-hours dance party.




  •  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM     Chairman's Reception (by invitation only)
  •  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM     Cocktail Reception
  •  7:00 PM                    Silent Auction Gallery Opens
  •  8:00 PM - 8:45 PM     Dinner
  •  8:45 PM                    Silent Auction Gallery Closes
  •  8:45 PM - 10:45 PM   CARAH Awards
  •  10:45 PM                  Silent Auction Cash Out and Item Pick Up
  •  10:45 PM - 1:00 AM   After-Hours Dancing and Celebration

Sponsor Benefits & Opportunities

Sponsoring ICS is an excellent opportunity for your organization to support one of the leading Caribbean American organizations in the nation.  As a sponsor, your organization will:

  •  Gain exposure at the Awards Gala before 250 regional and international minority entrepreneurs, senior public officials, politicians, business leaders, minority business advocates, philanthropists, government officials, among others.
  •  Gain visibility throughout the Caribbean American community nationally and internationally.
  •  Support one of the White House’s Champion of Change (a commendation via Dr. Claire A. Nelson owing to her Outstanding Work in promoting US/Caribbean relations) organizations, providing value and recognition for your company, employees and customers.
  •  Elevate your company’s visibility through our various recognition benefits.
  •  Become a partner of a leading advocacy and public policy organization.
  •  Provide the necessary funds to help the various projects and programs organized by ICS year round.


We are open to other opportunities to partner that you may find useful.  These include supporting research and product development to execute more business opportunities between the US and the Caribbean.  Feel Free to let us know how we might help.






What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Limited Parking on the Street.  Hotel has Valet Parking. Parking Garages are in the area.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? 


What about Hotel?

Hotel Special Rates end on OCTOBER 25th.

Book Your Hotel HERE

Say Institute of Caribbean Studies block to secure rate of US$189. 

Thank you. 


Have questions about INVEST CARIBBEAN SPEAKERS Registration & Sponsor Opportunities 2017? Contact Institute of Caribbean Studies

When & Where

JW Marriott Hotel
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:30 AM - Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM (EST)

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Institute of Caribbean Studies

Caribbean American Heritage Awards (CARAH) began in 1994 as the annual signature fundraising event for the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS).  The CARAH Gala honors those who have made outstanding contributions to US    society, promoted Caribbean culture and interests in the US, as well as to Friends of the Caribbean. The proceeds support the various projects and programs organized by ICS to bring together the diverse Caribbean community of more than 5 million.  For cost of ads and celebratory messagees call (202) 638-0460,

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