The Cuba Consortium is an assembly of companies, non-profit organizations, investors, academics, and entrepreneurs organized to track and examine the normalization process in both countries and to inform and prepare its members for opportunities to engage Cuba. They are complemented by foreign policy, political, economic, international development, legal, and cultural experts who have specialized knowledge of the diplomacy, politics, and economics of U.S.-Cuba policy.

The Organizer

The Cuba Consortium is organized by The Howard Baker Forum, a bipartisan convener of public policy conferences and roundtables founded by the late Senator Howard Baker and designed to advance sound foreign and domestic policies.

The Experts

The Cuba Consortium has enlisted a number of Cuba experts, trade lawyers, international business specialists, and former government officials to advise and educate its members. The experts come from a wide range of universities, business schools, law firms, institutes, think tanks and foundations, and from Congress and senior levels of the U.S. government. Meet the Advisory Board

Objectives

Assemble, inform, and advise Americans interested in U.S.-Cuba policy. Provide reports on progress made and barriers to normalization. The Cuba Consortium will not lobby either government but will inform members, enlighten the public, and contribute to the debate, bridging the gap between opposing views.

Serve as a clearinghouse for information, tracking Cuban economic, legal, and human rights reforms and U.S. economic, political, and legislative developments that impact policy.

Engage with Cuban institutions, small businesses, and thought leaders to network, exchange views, analyze reforms, examine development ideas and strategies, and lay the foundation for cooperation, investment, and economic growth among the people of Cuba and the island's nascent private sector.

Conduct sector-specific roundtables and arrange tours to Cuba to meet with public officials, Cuban institutions, and private commercial interests to assess specific opportunities for business, investment, or collaboration. Industries addressed will include:

  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Automobiles
  • Energy and power generation
  • Financial services
  • Fine arts
  • Health care and medical devices
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Infrastructure and construction
  • Performing arts
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications