Category Archives: International Business

Interview with U.S. Consul General Mr. Allen Greenberg: Leveraging Diversity to Compete in a Global Economy

Through the years, the United States (U.S.) and the islands of the Dutch Caribbean have built strong bonds and consistently partners on topics in government, trade, education and security. The U.S. Consulate General works to strengthen the people-to-people connections. In June 2019, the U.S. Consulate General in Curacao announced the appointment of Mr. Allen Greenberg, […]

Wingo Airline Expands to Offer Flights from Bogotá to Curaçao

With the steady increase of visitors from Colombia, as of April 2019, Wingo Airline added new flights from Bogotá, Colombia to Curaçao. Wingo is a Colombia based low-cost airline, whose parent company is the Panamanian Copa Airlines. Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) and Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association […]

United Airlines Announces New Seasonal Service Between New York/Newark and Curaçao

United Airlines recently announced an expanded inter­national schedule which included brand-new service to Curaçao from New York/Newark. United’s International Network Vice President Patrick Quayle said, “United’s global network is a tremendous source of pride for our employees and loyal customers – we’re always looking for ways to grow and expand our network to connect our […]

5 MINUTES WITH JEFF HOFFMAN

Jeff Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur, author, TV and movie director, music producer and motivational speaker. Jeff has received numerous awards for his work in supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. He is passionate about innovation and teaches workshops on the subject to corporations across the globe. We managed to grab Jeff for five minu­tes after […]

CINEX SMART INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2019

The Orange economy is sometimes also referred to as the Creative economy. It includes industries such as digital media, software development, visual arts and advertising. Curaçao Investment and Export Promotion Agency (CINEX) hosted its two-day Smart Investment Summit on August 28th and 29th featuring an inspiring range of presentations on this subject. Topics included Smart […]

HOLLAND HOUSE

The Holland House concept emerged as traditional embassies began to trim back their activities in the commercial sector to focus on their diplomatic and consular work. The idea for a more business-orienta­ted organization turned into something more concrete with the opening of a Holland House in Colombia. It merged the in-depth knowledge of a locally […]

TRADE MISSIONS: STRONGER LINKS CREATE TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been involved over the past year with establishing the supportive structures to help local companies be successful in expanding their business beyond the island’s borders. In discussions with representatives of other countries and business leaders who are interested in finding new markets, the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce […]

INAUGURATION OF THE NEW AIRPORT TERMINAL AND COMPLETION OF THE EXPANSION PROJECT

In May of this year, the airport welcomed more than a thousand visitors to the open-day celebration to mark the completion of the Airport Terminal Expansion Project. Buzzing with excitement, the public was able to witness the pride and accomplishment felt by the members of Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) and the entire team involved in […]

THE NEW FACE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS IN THE DUTCH CARIBBEAN

The end of an era was marked by the purchase announcement of the majority of shares of United Telecommunications Services (UTS) by Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W). With an agreement to purchase, confirmed by the Government of Curaçao in March of this year, C&W will now be in a position to lead the telecommunications industry […]

EXPLORING THE E-COMMERCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

The development of online services and e-commerce companies is on the rise throughout the world and gene­rating billions annually. Most business owners in Curaçao have already created websites and made full use of social media outlets such as Instagram and Facebook, but only a handful of these merchants use e-commerce websites to sell and complete […]