Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino

Date & Time

28-Nov - 30-Nov





Investing while building on determination

CINEX Smart Investment summit 2016 is about presenting, discussing and acknowledging the challenges of a Digital Economy for the island of Curaçao. Relevant topics about the development of the Smart Nation Curaçao will be projected with the goal of establishing initiatives for public-private partnerships and fostering collaborations between knowledge institutes and investors.

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Why are we doing this?

Curaçao Investment & Export Promotion Agency has the vision and the mission to position the island of Curaçao in the highest ranks of technology related investments opportunities in the Caribbean region.

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What will you learn?

At the event our speakers will elaborate about 7 Smart Nation characteristics like Smart People, Smart Government, Smart Living, Smart Environment, Smart Economy, Smart Mobility and Smart Investment.

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What are the benefits?

Curaçao has always been in the forefront of many innovative projects in the Caribbean region and now we of CINEX wants to involve both pioneers and supporters of the Smart Nation Curaçao to meet and leverage their potentials.

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Event Schedule

Day 1

  • 06:00 PM
    Opening Cocktail party @Riffort Square - Welcome words by Chairman Chamber of Commerce Curaçao

Day 2

  • 07:30 AM
  • 08:45 AM
    Opening words from the CEO of CINEX
  • 09:00 AM
    Official opening by the Minister of Economic Development
  • 09:15 AM
    Inspiring words about determination by Alton Paas
  • 09:50 AM
    Award to Gregory Elias/ Fundashon Bon Intenshon
  • 10:00 AM
    Coffee break / Opening Exhibit hall by Gregory Elias
  • 10:30 AM
    Live Tech, Invest Tech by Ben Gomes-Casseres / USA
  • 11:10 AM
    Innovation is surviving for a nation by Natasha Chatlein / San Francisco
  • 11:50 AM
    Lunch Break / Continuation 1st Day of summit/ 29th of November 2016
  • 01:30 PM
    Tools for Tourism by Suresh Babu / Tiquant / San Francisco
  • 02:10 PM
    The Caribbean is able by Kheston Walkins / Raiora / Trinidad & Tobago
  • 02:50 PM
    Sensor driven waste management by Wybe Bruinsma / Maxwell Silver / Curaçao
  • 03:30 PM
    Coffee break
  • 04:00 PM
    Panel discussion with Minister Economic Development and guest speakers
  • 05:00 PM
    Closing of the 1st day of CINEX Smart Investment Summit 2016

Day 3

  • 07:30 AM
    Registration opens / light breakfast served at venue
  • 08:45 AM
    Opening words
  • 09:00 AM
    Creating trust through public private partnerships by Paola Restrepo & Ximena Duque / Fedesoft Colombia
  • 09:40 AM
    Smart nations need trained people by Bas Hoorn & Rick Klooster
  • 10:30 AM
    Coffee break
  • 10:50 AM
    Franklin Sluis / Bureau Telecommunication & Post (Curaçao)
  • 11:30 AM
    Facts and Figures about Blockchain by Patrick Ranzijn / UBS/Serial Investor (Zurich)
  • 12:10 PM
    Lunch Break
  • 01:30 PM
    Data Savvy governments by Helen NG / World Council on City Data (Canada)
  • 02:10 PM
    Lowering costs and saving our planet by Herbert Samuel / Welectricity (Miami)
  • 02:50 PM
    Transport of the Future by Ariel Moreno / E-takeoff(Colombia)
  • 03:30 PM
    Coffe break
  • 04:00 PM
    Panel Discussion - Collaboration is Action
  • 05:00 PM
    Closing remarks by the CEO of CINEX
  • 05:30 PM
    Beer and wine networking event
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