December 11, 2019

The UWI Open Campus and Consular Corps of Jamaica hosting free trade webinar

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal. Monday, November 11, 2019 — The University of the (The UWI) Open Campus and the of will host a webinar entitled, “Europe under explored – the prospects for trade and investment with in the 21st Century” on Wednesday November 13, 2019 starting at 5:30 pm.

The webinar will be hosted at The UWI Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Mona in the E. Nigel Harris Conference Room, and will be facilitated using Zoom for online participants to join the event. It will be carried live on the Open Campus Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/uwiopencampuscaribbean/.

The facilitators are three ambassadors from European countries who have expertise in the areas of international trade and investment. They are their Excellencies, Hugo Verbist, Ambassador of Belgium; Josep Maria Bosch Bessa, Ambassador of Spain; and Dr Bernd Von Munchow-Pohl, Ambassador of Germany. Also presenting are Mr. Pascal Carrére , Regional Economic Attache from the Embassy of France, Panama and Mr. Ricard Bardia Divins, Charge d’Affaires, Head of Delegation of the European Union, Jamaica.

The webinar will provide practical and operational expertise to participants and practitioners in the field of trade and investment; provide actionable information and guidance to persons involved in the business of exports; provide an academic context for the exploration of trade and investment opportunities with Europe. It will also add value to the relevant courses being studied by the students of International Business, International Relations, Law and other related faculties at The UWI.

While the webinar is free, interested persons should register online at Http://TINY.CC/di6rfz. A link to the Zoom platform will be sent via email to participants who register for the webinar.

Wednesday’s webinar is the first event in a series of planned collaboration between The UWI Open Campus and the Consular Corps of Jamaica. On July 23, 2019 the organizations signed an enterprise- wide Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

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About the Consular Corps of Jamaica

The Consular Corps of Jamaica is a body whose members consist of Honorary Consuls, Honorary Consul Generals, Honorary Vice Consuls and Career Consuls accredited to Jamaica. The objects of the Corps is to promote and maintain harmonious relations on all matters of common interest and to secure solidarity of representation and sympathetic corporation viz-a-via all authorities and organisations that may be brought into relation with the Corps. 

About The UWI

For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. The world’s most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, has ranked The UWI among the top 600 universities in the world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in Latin America and the Caribbean for 2018 and 2019.The UWI has been the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. For more, visit www.uwi.edu.

(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)

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