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Take your business international: UWI workshop points the way

For Release Upon Receipt - January 6, 2016

St. Augustine

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. January 5, 2016 – The Centre for Language Learning at the St Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) is offering entrepreneurs, international traders and marketers, an opportunity to interact with one of the world’s leading experts on increasing international sales through digital channels and communicating effectively with foreign customers.

In a series of workshops carded between January 12 and 15, Sarah Carroll, Founder of GROW GLOBAL, a pioneering consultancy changing the way we do business globally, will show persons how to build and optimise a successful world-class website to boost web traffic and gain new business from international customers. Web Optimization for International Trade will also provide ground-breaking hints and tips on free tools and leading-edge web techniques to structure, design and optimise websites for international visitors. 

According to CLL Director, Dr. Beverly-Anne Carter, participants will leave the workshop with five key skills to plan an international web strategy right from the start by targeting international customers more effectively to increase overseas sales; increasing visibility on the international web; reaching new global customers and increasing the number of global website enquiries. Participants will learn how to forge ahead of competitors in global markets by ranking more highly in search engines, and produce content that is understood by customers internationally by localising a website. “If you’re looking outwards, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to meet face-to-face with ExporTT adviser Sarah Carroll, who can answer your international trade related questions,” she said. 


Workshops cost TT$5,000 for the full day or $3000 fir the half-day and will be held on:

  • January 12, 2016 | 1pm to 5pm | Naparima College

  • January 13-14, 2016 | 9am to 4pm | The UWI St. Augustine Campus

  • January 15, 2016 |1pm to 5pm | Tobago

  • For further details, interested persons can access the workshop website at, call the CLL at 662-2002 ext. 82525/83293 or email





    GROW GLOBAL is a niche consultancy that helps businesses to grow globally online. The company shows how to become more visible on the web internationally, communicate better and win more international or export business.


    Experts in international communication, both online and offline, Grow Global gives ideas and direction, then stays with the client to transfer expertise, so they can manage international digital strategy yourselves.


    About The UWI

    Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


    (Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)