CREF was launched in 2009 to gather governments, utilities, multilaterals and investors to explore opportunities to ramp up investment in clean energy across the Caribbean. The need – for information, for meetings, for dialog, for transparency in the market – was clear. Since then, CREF – and the market – hasn’t looked back. Today, CREF has more than doubled in size. Over 500 delegates from 50 countries participated in CREF 2018. 120 speakers across multiple tracks, case-studies and workshops contributed their expertise and experience. Governments and utilities from over 20 Caribbean jurisdictions attended. Over 50 sponsors, exhibitors and partners joined the roster of CREF supporters in 2018. CREF has become, very simply, the place where the Caribbean energy market meets.