The Washington, DC-based Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) will host the 28th Miami Conference on the Caribbean Basin, **”An Integrated Third Border,”** on December 6-8, 2004.

This annual conference has been described as the premier gathering of its kind, bringing together senior public and private sector leaders from the Hemisphere. It focuses attention on regional integration efforts in the Caribbean and Central America and their impact on investment and economic development. As such, this year’s Miami Conference will address issues such as the implementation of the proposed U.S. & Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (D-CAFTA); the future of the FTAA negotiations; the Caribbean Single Market & Economy (CSME) and its relevance to the Caribbean’s competitiveness; as well as the effects of international security measures on trade, investment and tourism in the Caribbean Basin.

CCAA is a private, independent organisation that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin and throughout the Hemisphere. The organisation serves its goal of facilitating trade and investment by stimulating a constructive dialogue between the private and public sectors to improve the policy and regulatory environments for business on both the international and local level.

CCAA conducts policy-oriented programs in sectors such as financial services, transportation, energy, agriculture, apparel, intellectual property rights, tourism, telecommunications, and information technology.