CaribWorldNews, NEW ORLEANS, LA, Mon. Oct. 26, 2009: Several Caribbean ambassadors will be on hand this week for the fourth World Cultural Economic Forum in the state of Louisiana.
The forum in New Orleans is being held by Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu, the Louisiana State Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to encourage economic development through investment in jobs in the cultural sector.
Those slated for the Thursday, October 29th to October 30th event are representatives from Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Haiti, Grenada, Barbados and The Bahamas.
Representatives include Jerry Butler, Chairman, The Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum, Washington, DC., who will represent the Bahamas, Ambassador John E. Beale, Ambassador of Barbados to the U.S., David Bulbulia, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Barbados, Washington, DC, Ambassador Gillian Bristol, representative of Grenada to the United States, Washington, DC; Ambassador Glenda Morean-Phillip, representative of Trinidad and Tobago, Washington, DC and Ambassador LaCelia Prince, Ambassador of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the U.S. among others.
The New Orleans forum follows the model of the World Economic Forum based in Switzerland and will include a series of meetings and workshops on culture featuring ambassadors and cultural attaches from several countries.
The international representatives will meet one on one with individuals and businesses in various industries, said Brooke Smith, director of strategic partnerships in the Office for Culture, Recreation and Tourism.