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Trade Minister speaks at the Distinguished Leadership and Innovation Conference 2016

April 11, 2016:- Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon, Minister of Trade and Industry addressed some three hundred (300) plus distinguished business leaders at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business’ Distinguished Leadership and Innovation Conference 2016 themed ‘Roaring out of a Recession’ on Monday 11 April, 2016.

 In her Opening Address, Minister Gopee-Scoon noted that the theme of the Conference is ‘very apt and although Trinidad and Tobago is feeling the squeeze, we are still more fortunate than others and we do have what it takes – the people, the resources, the desire and will to bring ourselves, as a country to a better place.’   She outlined the various transformation strategies the Government would address in an effort to transform the economy away from oil and gas, which includes the ongoing consultations with the maritime stakeholders to create new opportunities; the development of ship repair and dry docking, bunkering and transhipment services; establishment of special economic zones to facilitate maritime investments; the provision of generous tax incentives for agro-processing; and the development of a National Export Strategy, a National Investment Strategy and a National Services Policy.

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