Published On: Tue, Feb 26th, 2013

CTEX meets with senior Business & Technology executives in Port-of-Spain Trinidad

CTEX presents regional business and technology trends to major executives and showcases

Curaçao as a major destination for regional companies.


ctexPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Curaçao Technology Exchange N.V. (CTEX) met with senior business and technology leaders in Port of Spain, Trinidad. CTEX presented its vision for the region and the role that it’s advanced data centers will have in enabling companies to leverage the latest and greatest technologies. Too, the company highlighted the benefits of Curaçao as a safe jurisdiction to run their mission critical information technology resources. The meeting was attended by representatives from major Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Education and government sectors as well as large conglomerates.

In the absence of the ambassador of the Netherlands in Trinidad, Mr. Peter Matthieu, Chargé d'affaires opened the conference focusing on the importance of the long lasting relationship between Trinidad & Tobago, the Netherlands and Curaçao. Mr. Anthony de Lima, Chairman and CEO of CTEX in turn shared his perspectives for the future focusing on globalization, regional growth and the impact of the latest technology trends. He went on to explain the value of CTEX’s Tier-IV certified data centers as a major consolidation facility while delivering state of the art business enabling technologies for companies operating in the region. He detailed how regional companies no longer needed to go to developed countries in the U.S., Canada and Europe to find advanced data centers. He went on to explain the impact thereof on the development of the region including impact on education and the generation of region specific content. “CTEX, together with our key partners such as Schneider Electric, CISCO Systems, VCE and others are enabling businesses to leverage new technology trends such as cloud computing to more efficiently run their businesses. By providing access to these newer technologies we believe we are playing a major role in enabling the region to become part of a global digitized economy while at the same time providing economies of scale so that small and medium size companies can also benefit and develop new innovative technology enabled products and services,” said Mr. de Lima.

Mr. de Lima finalized the conference, showcasing the benefits of Curaçao as an ideal operating location in the region, focusing on its geographic benefits including being outside the traditional hurricane belt and major seismic active zones, fiscal benefits, a multi-lingual workforce, redundant connectivity and maturity of the financial services sector.

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