Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and
Over the past two to three decades Caribbean countries and other small states have become less competitive as exemplified by a decline in export diversification and increased concentration in exports and markets.
Most small states have extremely high levels of trade specialization, in the export of low value-added raw materials, commodities, manufacturing (e.g. clothing and electronics) as well as services exports (e.g. tourism and financial services). These challenges are further exacerbated by the high dependence on the importation of food and energy and increased economic burden of health care.
Emergent trends in the global economy (e.g. peak oil, food price crises, the rise of the BRICS, climate change adaptation) suggest that small states are faced with increased economic, social and environmental risks. The ongoing global economic downturn only adds to the urgency for a review of trade policy formulation and implementation and a critical inquiry into trade diversification, innovation governance and global competitiveness in small states.
This international trans-disciplinary conference will focus on the practice and theory of trade policy for small states in the contemporary global economy drawing on the experience and lessons from the Caribbean region.
In particular, we invite submissions from academics and practitioners on the following themes:
Trade Policy, Negotiations and the Implementation Agenda
Latest Conference Announcements
|Online Registration Closed
Online registration closed at 3:30pm on June 8th. Registration continues from 8am to 8:30am at the conference venue, Accra Beach Hotel on the days of the conference, 11-13th June.
|Forward Home documentary to be screened for Conference
Shot in 9 locations across the globe, the seminal documentary, “Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora” reveals the economic power of Caribbean overseas communities, showcasing the expe [ ... ]
In addition to paper presentations the Conference is pleased to offer a series of Roundtable Discussions, keynote addresses and panels featuring key issues in Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and S [ ... ]