Global Services Internationalization Hub (GSI Hub)

Industry: ICT

Project: Global Services Internationalization Hub (GSI Hub)

The Global Services Internationalization Hub (GSI Hub) in Trinidad and Tobago will bring together local and foreign private sector companies, public institutions and student populations for the establishment of a global services export industry.

Benefits of the GSI Hub

Businesses that are established in the Hub will be supported through specialized training, IT finishing schools, physical and technological infrastructure, and other employee and business supports.

Investors are offered leased business space close to potential clients and beneficiaries of the Hub in Central Trinidad. Availability of business opportunities are expected to increase via local and foreign sector-branding campaigns that highlight and promote the Hub.

The GSI Hub will offer the following services

Internationalization training and support services

These services will target companies and entrepreneurs in the ITeS industry who are currently exporting and wish to expand, or local companies who wish to compete internationally.

  • Quality control and productivity improvements
  • Partnerships, supply chains and joint ventures for export
  • Technology skills maintenance and upgrading
  • Market development for exports
  • Development of soft skills

Finishing schools

The schools will offer short-term technical training designed to bridge gaps and answer specific needs for ITeS companies operating in Trinidad and Tobago, and those foreign companies which express an interest in investing in the country. They will be designed to increase the availability of qualified human capital for ITeS businesses.

Collaborative Physical and Technological Infrastructure

The GSI Hub will offer technological infrastructure enabling plug-and-play operations for investors, and workspaces for students and local service providers designed to foster networking, collaboration and research and development.

4 Key Competitive Advantages for ITeS in T&T

Highly ranked Telecommunications Infrastructure

We are well positioned to deliver IT services. T&T is ranked 54th out of 138 countries in “Infrastructure”, higher than one of the industry’s world leaders in IT, the Philippines. (Source - World Economic Forum's Global Competitive Index 2016/17.)

 Highly ranked Technological Readiness

T&T is ranked 50th out of 138 countries for Technological Readiness. (Source - World Economic Forum's Global Competitive Index 2016/17)


A validated service platform

Global IT providers such as IBM, Fujitsu-ICL and Microsoft have already established a presence in T&T

Geographical and cultural affinity

The world’s largest ITeS markets - USA and Canada - speak English. Combined, they amount to 43% of total spend and 51% of total market demand. People in Trinidad and Tobago are native English speakers and the country shares a similar timezone to the USA and Canada.

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Sekou Alleyne

Manager - Investor Sourcing

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Trinidad and Tobago
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