ICC mobilises network to help end pandemic in the Caribbean
Trinidad and Tobago Chamber, CARICHAM, CARICOM Private Sector Organisation (CPSO), co-hosted virtual event
(International Chamber of Commerce Press Release)An inaugural meeting of the ICC Regional Action Network for the Caribbean took place on 28 April, uniting chambers of commerce and private sector leaders for discussions to help shape a path to end the pandemic in the region.
Co-hosted with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber, CARICHAM and the CARICOM Private Sector Organisation (CPSO), the virtual event highlighted the need for effective policies informed by business experience as well as efforts already underway to champion a global, equitable distribution of vaccines, foster safer spaces, restore global mobility and encourage vaccine confidence all as part of a holistic approach to stem the spread of COVID-19 and reopen local economies.
During opening remarks to participants, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said that since the onset of the pandemic ICC’s COVID-response activities had been anchored by three priorities: Global influence. Regional relevance. Local impact.
“The best way to return to economic growth, revitalise trade and advance sustainability is to end the pandemic through equitable access to vaccines and the restoration of global mobility,” he said.
Introduced by Master of Ceremony and CARICHAM Chairman Dax Driver, Deputy Chair of CPSO PB Scott also gave opening remarks saying the pandemic had stretched resources in the region to the limit and had impacted the ability to redevelop Caribbean economies.
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