The Dominican Republic as a HUB for UK Exporters and Manufacturers: Brexit...

The Dominican Republic as a HUB for UK Exporters and Manufacturers: Brexit...

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Waterloo Room, Institute of Directors

116 Pall Mall



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Dominican Republic as a HUB for UK Exporters and Manufacturers: Brexit & Beyond

Traditionally know for its touristic attractions, the Dominican Republic also hosts one of the most important manufacturing and services industries in the Central American & Caribbean Region, that have been able to compete worldwide thanks to the free zones platform that the country has developed.

UK manufacturing has in the Dominican Republic a very attractive and strategic location. Its free trade agreements with the US, the EU, Central America and the Caribbean, ensure market access to these key markets.

Its locational advantages and frequent transport connections ensure the quickest transit times by air and sea from any other country in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Its 10 million inhabitants and an equally-sized population next door in Haiti, ensures the availability of an important consumer market as well as a highly productive labor pool with very stable remuneration.

Please join us in this panel with Mr Miguel Vargas Maldonado, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic; Mr Stephen Phipson, CEO of the Engineering and Employer’s Federation (EEF) in the UK; and the team of the Dominican Council on Export Processing Zones, who will interact with investors currently operating in the Dominican Republic.


8h30 – 9h00 Arrival, Breakfast and Registration

9h00 – 9h10 Welcome Remarks:

H.E. Federico A. Cuello Camilo, Phd., Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in London

Leonel Melo - President of the British Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic

9h10 – 9h25 Keynote Speaker: Ing. Miguel Vargas Maldonado – Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic

9h25 – 9h45 Stephen Phipson – Chief Executive at the Manufacturers’ Organization (EEF)

9h45 – 10h45 Panel – Dominican Republic as a Manufacturing & Logistics HUB – Business Experiences

- Presentation of Institutional Video -

Ebell De Castro – National Free Zones Council of the Dominican Republic (CNZFE)

Carlos Guillermo Flaquer – Zona Franca Multimodal Caucedo

Dominique Paradis - Chief Operating Officer at Daler-Rowney Ltd

10h45 – 11h00 Q & A | Closing Remarks

11h00 Networking