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Trade Mission heads to North America

A delegation of 30 members, including business leaders, Government and private sector representatives will embark on an Investment and Trade Mission to North America from 4-14 May.

Spearheaded by Investment Fiji in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Communications, the Fiji Trade Commission North America, and the Fiji-USA Business Council, the business mission marks a significant step in Fiji’s efforts to strengthen ties with its diaspora community and utilise their investment potential, ultimately driving economic growth and prosperity for Fiji.

Investment Fiji Chief Executive, Kamal Chetty said this mission presents a unique opportunity to connect with the diaspora community in North America, tapping into their interest in investing in Fiji.

He said by fostering closer ties with the Fijian diaspora, they aim to unlock new avenues for investment and contribute to the sustainable development of Fiji.

“The mission comes at a time of growing interest in Fiji’s economic potential, with recent developments such as Google’s upcoming investment in Fiji, which will establish new subsea cables linking the United States, Fiji, Australia, and Tahiti. This landmark investment highlights Fiji’s position as a regional hub for connectivity and innovation.”

Chetty added that the Fiji North-America Business Mission is also focused on identifying markets for local businesses and attracting investors keen on starting ventures in Fiji.

“We have a group of local businesses, who have been carefully selected by our team at Investment Fiji, to showcase their capabilities at the forthcoming Investment and Trade mission across North America.”

“Each of these companies brings a unique perspective to the table, covering a spectrum of sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, outsourcing, and tourism,” mentioned Chetty.

The mission which will headed by Trade Minister, Manoa Kamikamica will include visits to major economic centers in North America, including Toronto, Surrey, San Francisco and Washington D.C. where delegates will engage with diaspora members, explore investment opportunities, and promote Fiji as an attractive destination for business and investment.

In addition, the mission will focus on key sectors such as tourism, outsourcing, manufacturing, food and agriculture, and other strategic areas of interest.

The business forums, networking events, and Government-to-Government meetings will enable the the delegation to foster collaboration and partnership between Fiji and North American stakeholders.

The delegation will be accompanied by representatives from Investment Fiji, Fiji Airways, Tourism Fiji, Fiji National Provident Fund, Outsource Fiji and the I-taukei Land Trust Board.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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