Substance and style. Elucidation and entertainment. The third-annual CINEX Smart Investment Summit delivered all that and more during a genuinely engaging two-day summit last week at the Santa Barbara resort, at the southern end of Curaçao.
An international mix of experts discussed both practical and big-picture views on how to capitalize on the digital economy, and how Curaçao – not typically viewed as a popular Nearshore destination – can leapfrog ahead with a progressive strategy revolving around smart investment.
“The intent of this summit is to bring international expertise and vision around how innovation and technology pave the way for the future, creating multiple investment options for Curaçao, “ says Ramon Koffijberg, Executive Director of CINEX (Curaçao Investment & Export Agency Promotion).
“Smart investment is the key to sustainable economy especially for islands in general. This approach drives countries like Curaçao to be more competitive in the region. It also increases productivity and enhances the way of life for citizens,” he added.
Nearshoring and Latin America technology innovation figured large at the conference. Longstanding digital innovation expert Santiago Pinzon, Vice President of Colombia’s tech-chamber ANDI gave a keynote presentation, as did Nearshore Americas’ Founder and Managing Director Kirk Laughlin.
This year’s theme was “Smart Nation Investment; empowering people for the expectations of the next generation.”
Check out this slideshow to see what went on at the event and who took part: