Cuba’s Q1 2016 Hotel Pipeline

Cuba’s Q1 2016 Hotel Pipeline

Last week, the Obama administration announced two major hotel brands will seek to do business in Cuba. White House officials expressed hope these deals would come together before Mr. Obama arrives in Havana March 20. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, vice chair of the President’s Export Council, will travel to Cuba with Mr. Obama. “We are … Read more

Highlights from The Economist Events’ Cuba Summit

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday’s “Cuba Summit”, organized by The Economist Events, explored Cuba’s changing economic, social and political landscape and what it means for businesses planning a move into Cuba. The island nation faces many challenges as it tries to create a more dynamic and prosperous economy. The Economist editors – along with a diverse … Read more

Cuba Releases Latest Foreign Investment Portfolio

Cuba Releases Latest Foreign Investment Portfolio

Cuba is seeking $8.2 billion of foreign investment in 326 projects ranging from rum production to high definition, pay-per-view television. Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca unveiled the ready-made investment opportunities, officially called the foreign investment portfolio, at the 33rd annual Havana International Fair (FIHAV). 40 of the 246 projects described on last year’s wish list … Read more

Top Speakers Planned for Cuba Summit 2015

Top Speakers Planned for Cuba Summit 2015

At the Economist Events’ first Cuba Summit in the US, Economist editors, business and policy leaders, and industry experts will analyze Cuba’s changing economic, social and political future. Foreign businesses operating in Cuba face many restrictions preventing them from responding quickly to emerging opportunities. The shift in U.S.-Cuban relations promises to give a further boost … Read more

How Tech Promises To Radically Transform Cuba

How Tech Promises To Radically Transform Cuba

by Simons Chase According to economic development theory, technology transfer and deregulation hold great promise as a pathway for developing countries, like Cuba, to lift incomes, stimulate foreign direct investment and enhance quality of life.  To date, the ligature between this type of neoclassical growth model and actual results has been government policy supported by … Read more