Curaçao is the most prosperous of the Netherlands Antilles island group. Oil refining, tourism, telecommunications, transport and the financial services sector form the bedrock of the economy.
The capital, Willemstad, is at the centre of a network of offshore banking facilities and other financial services. Curaçao also houses one of the largest dry docks in the western Caribbean. Transhipment is another key economic activity. The World Trade Centre, Conference Centre Kura Hulanda and Tres Tan Conference Centre offer world-class convention facilities.