Foreign Contractors Arrive in Haiti, Monday for Investment Forum
- Monday, November 28, 2011 8:01 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - A large delegation composed of foreign entrepreneurs and contractors, headed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno arrived in Haiti on Monday to participate in a conference of investment in Haiti.
The Invest in Haiti Forum, organized by the Interamerican Development Bank, the Clinton Foundation and the Haitian government will come together on November 29 and 30 at the Karibe Convention Center with hundreds of Haitian and foreign executives to highlight the economic opportunities created by reconstruction and development plans.
The forum will also assist entrepreneurs and business leaders in Haiti, Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Asia and Europe.
Participants will attend panel discussions on specific topics: textiles, food processing business, infrastructure and tourism. Each panel will include presentations with people who conduct or plan business projects in Haiti.
Among the panelists from the private sector and civil society will be found include:
Joey Adler (CEO of Diesel Canada),
Donna Karan (founder of Urban Zen and DKNY),
Frank Rainieri (CEO of Grupo Puntacana),
Dennis O'Brien (of Digicel),
Juan Esteban Orduz (the Colombian Coffee Federation),
Bradley Horwitz (Trilogy International),
Duncan Dee (Air Canada),
Kathleen Matthews (Marriott International),
Kofi Taha (Associate Director of the D-Lab at MIT),
Jose Andres (founder of Think Food Group)
and Sean Penn (founder of JP Haitian Relief Organization).
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