St Kitts and Nevis Upscales Investment Gateway Summit 2024 with Bigger and Bolder Agenda

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew.
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Basseterre, St. Kitts – In a dynamic response to the global excitement surrounding the Investment Gateway Summit 2024, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew has announced plans to expand the scale and scope of the event to be bigger and bolder.

Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Terrance Drew.

The adjustment comes amidst significant enthusiasm from worldwide investors and
economic citizens eager to explore the diverse business opportunities St Kitts and Nevis offers.

“The decision to reschedule the St Kitts and Nevis Investment Gateway Summit 2024,
stems from our commitment to deliver a truly exceptional experience, By pushing the dates to July, we aim to raise the bar and create an unparalleled environment conducive to fostering global connections and driving sustainable growth,” said Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew.

“Spotlighting our Sustainable Island State, the IGS Summit invites our agents and
economic citizens to see our innovation first-hand,” the Prime Minister further
emphasized.

Originally slated for an earlier date, the summit will now be held from July 10 to 14,
2024, allowing for a more comprehensive and ambitious event. This decision came as
enthusiastic feedback from potential investors who are keen to explore business
opportunities and network with like-minded people.

The government aims to foster a more inclusive and engaging environment that can
accommodate a larger number of participants and provide more extensive networking
opportunities.

The Summit aims to be not only larger but also more inclusive, actively involving local
residents in the event. This community-focused approach ensures that the benefits of
the Summit resonate throughout the islands, fostering a united effort to showcase the
best of Kittitian and Nevisian hospitality and innovation.

Significantly, the Performing Arts Centre has stepped up as the platinum sponsor for
the event, reaffirming its commitment to the cultural enrichment of St Kitts and Nevis.
The centre’s involvement highlights the Summit’s dual focus on economic and cultural
development.

The expanded timeframe is expected to bring significant benefits to local businesses.
With eight additional weeks of preparation, St Kitts & Nevis-based exhibitors will have
more time to refine their presentations and showcase their unique offerings to a global
audience. This expanded opportunity can also lead to increased investment and
collaboration within the local economy.

The economic impact of the IGS 2024 on St Kitts and Nevis could be transformative.
Historically, similar events have catalysed significant business growth, attracted
foreign investment, and spurred increases in tourism.

The Summit is expected to lead to notable upticks in local employment and hospitality
services due to increased visitor numbers. This event will typically generate a ripple
effect; hotels, restaurants, and local transport services see heightened demand, which
in turn would boost overall economic activity in the twin island federation.

Furthermore, the Summit will serve as a platform for showcasing local artistry to
foreign investors.

Following the summit an increase in foreign business registrations is expected,
reflecting heightened confidence in the local market. St Kitts and Nevis could
anticipate extended outcomes, with the enhanced summit setting the stage for
significant economic opportunities and partnerships that extend well beyond the event
itself.

The government has curated a series of events that highlight local traditions and arts,
ensuring that the summit provides a holistic view of the island’s lifestyle alongside its
investment opportunities.

Moreover, attendees will have the opportunity to engage more deeply with the local
culture through organized cultural tours and a local food feasts.

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