Last week, a series of informative sessions took place, with two held at the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and another at the “Curaçao Huis” (Curaçao House) in The Hague in the Netherlands. These gatherings marked the preparations for the upcoming fifth-anniversary edition of Invest in Willemstad, scheduled to be held in Curaçao from December 3rd to 5th. The primary objective of this event is to shed light on Willemstad’s status as a historic world heritage city, emphasizing its potential as a prime destination for investment and business opportunities.
The session in Curaçao on October 11th was specifically designed to educate local investors, project developers, and construction and operations organizations about the Invest in Willemstad program and how they can actively participate. Additionally, the meeting on October 18th aimed to motivate property owners in Willemstad to register their properties if they wish to sell or rent them.
During these well-attended sessions, it was highlighted that investments in Willemstad have thrived in recent years. The city has witnessed substantial progress, with the addition of both large and boutique hotels, the transformation of buildings in Punda into apartments, beautiful renovations in significant parts of Otrobanda, ongoing transformations in the Scharloo district, and construction activities in preparation for three hotels in Pietermaai.
Invest in Willemstad is proud to play a pivotal role in promoting the city’s potential. An impressive 500 million Antillean Guilders have been invested in the past five years, with an estimated additional 700 million Antillean Guilders in investments expected over the next 5 to 6 years, excluding public investments and building preparations. This presents a wealth of opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs who choose to get involved. As was aptly stated in 2019, Historic Willemstad is a treasure trove of opportunities, and now is the time to seize them.
On October 17th, Billy Jonckheer, President of the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce, delivered a similar presentation at the Curaçao Huis in The Hague, in collaboration with the cabinet of Curaçao’s Plenipotentiary Minister in the Netherlands. The aim of this presentation was, and continues to be, to attract businesses and individuals in the Netherlands to invest in or conduct business in Willemstad.
For more information and to get involved in the Invest in Willemstad initiative, please visit their official website. Through this platform, interested parties can register, and property owners looking to offer real estate for sale or rent can do so conveniently.