Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017

    Theme: Voices of the Haitian Diaspora

    2:00 PM

    Exhibitor Arrival & Set-Up

    4:00 PM

    Registration Begins

    4:00 PM

    Speakers/Panelists Arrival

    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Opening Remarks/Keynote: TBD

    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    PANEL

    Current Topics/Issues Facing the Diaspora

    The voice of the Haitian diaspora has become more prominent on the many challenges that we are facing as a people. Whether it is due to social media or other new communication technologies, we have had improved abilities to mobilize, and even the younger population is more engaged than ever before. What are the pain points and barriers holding us back from joining forces to have greater impact? Are there opportunities to identify and strengthen leaders on the global stage to represent the diaspora concerns as a unit? Come and listen to a panel discussion on the issues that hindering the diaspora growth/development, and the suggested strategies to move ahead.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD

    7:00 PM

    Welcome Reception Begins

    With networking, cocktails, etc.

  • Friday, November 3, 2017

    Theme: Professional and Leadership Development

    8:00 AM

    Registration Begins

    8:00 AM

    Exhibitor Arrival & Set-Up

    8:00 AM

    Speakers/Panelists Arrival

    9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

    Opening Keynote: TBD

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    MULTIPLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Working in the Technology & Innovation Space

    Learn about the tech trends and innovations essential to business success as working professional, entry level, or entrepreneur. Network with like-minded professionals sharing the same passion and enthusiasm in technology.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Christine Souffrant Ntim


    Career Coaching for Undergraduates

    Learn how to search for and select internships, how to discuss collegiate activities on a resume, how to get your foot in the door early in the job-search process. Receive guidance towards general job-seeking success. Receive tips on resume construct, cover-letter, and interview etiquette. People may bring in their items for review.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Laura Eustache Zamor
    Usha E. Pitts


    Career Coaching for Early-Stage Professionals

    Learn how to identify your strengths, establish an early career path, salary negotiation skills, how to move forward with a career you love and development advice. Receive guidance towards general job-seeking success. Receive tips on resume construct, cover-letter, and interview etiquette. People may bring in their items for review.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Entrepreneurship in Haiti

    Practical advice focusing on starting a business, highlighting successes of Haitian entrepreneurs, the regulatory environment, and best practices for success

    Moderator: Charlot Lucien

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD

    12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

    Break

    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    LUNCHEON

    Keynote Speaker:

    JP Michel

    Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Harvest

    Advocacy and Leadership Responsibilities

    With leadership comes power of influence and ability to advocate for personal values and for others in need. Learn how to overcome the challenges, obstacles and the specific skill sets to be successful at any career level. Learn how mentorship can play a key role when done effectively, and can encourage rising leaders to become strong and stay the course.

    Moderator: Magdalah Racine-Silva

    Speakers/Panelists:
    JP Michel
    Karl A. Racine
    Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D.

    2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

    Break

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    MULTIPLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Unleashing the power of Technology in Haiti through Innovation, BPO, blue economy, biotech, and etc.

    Learn about the opportunities for transformation through innovative solutions that promote sustainable growth, through powerful developments available, and are changing many nations.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, PhD, MBA


    Workforce Development, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Enterprises

    A discussion on career pathways and the need to develop leaders and prepare for the demands of an increasingly global economy

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Suze François


    Women in Traditional Business in the US and in Haiti

    Unveiling the challenges in Entrepreneurship, Technology, and the need for an awakening to strengthen women as pillars in economic development – with access to the necessary resources

    Moderator: Marie Myka Texas

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Ambassador Danielle Saint Lôt
    Rebecca Obounou


    Millennials in Entrepreneurship & Technology in the US and in Haiti

    Exploring topics such as Branding & Marketing, to create a platform for the next generation of leaders to leverage their diverse views and entrepreneurial spirits, necessary to bridge the generational gap impeding the speed of success.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Marc-Alain Boucicault
    Yulkendy Valdez


    Role of Agriculture in the Economic Development of Haiti

    Analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to Haitian agriculture and why developing this sector is vital towards creating economic strength.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD

    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Break

    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Welcome Reception Begins

    With networking, cocktails, etc.

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017

    Theme: Engaging the Diaspora in Development of Haiti

    8:00 AM

    Speaker/Panelist Arrival

    8:00 AM

    Exhibitor Arrival & Set-Up

    9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

    Opening Keynote: TBD

    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    MULTIPLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    Importance of infrastructure development in Haiti

    Infrastructure development is a key driver for progress in Haiti and a critical enabler for productivity and sustainable economic growth. What are key elements and partnership opportunities to help build effective infrastructure that reduces poverty, raise living standards for all, and help the country achieve full abundant potentials?

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    JP Michel


    Entrepreneurship & Small Business Advisory

    Gain business startup insights and advice around how to launch with a solid foundation. Learn about the various structures required in the direct operation of your company, explore several topics related to functional areas, learn about the legal and financial trends that may affect you and your business venture. Audience members can bring specific questions submitted in advance to a panel of experts who will respond to the randomly selected questions and take some from the audience.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Lesly Kernisant, M.D., FACOG


    Congressional topics on the Haitian Diaspora and Haiti

    Exploring areas of Influence on future policies with impact on the Diaspora communities in the US, and on the people living in Haiti.

    Moderator: Frieda Menos

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Session by three to four Ministers from the Haitian Government

    What are the priorities and initiatives being taken by the current government to leverage and include the very interested and eager Diaspora? Will there be a roadmap to develop opportunities, and programming that involve Haitians living abroad?

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Female Leadership & Breaking the Glass Ceiling

    A discussion on the topic of diversity, specifically regarding equality in female leadership roles. Come listen to different perspectives on the barriers and engage in a discussion on necessary steps for more women to get to the top

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Genevieve Michel-Bryan
    Gerty Simon
    Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D.

     

    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Break

    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    LUNCHEON

    Keynote Speaker:  TBD

    Engaging the Haitian Diaspora as a priority for Haiti’s Development

    The diaspora has maintained its position as a backbone in the Haitian economy and avid supporter for sustainable change. What are the barriers and what are the tangible measures of engagement that we should undertake to become more efficient with the Diaspora as such major resource?

    Moderator:  TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:  TBD

    2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

    Break

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    MULTIPLE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    The importance of wealth management planning

    Learn how to manage your finances more effectively, establish objectives for your wealth management plan based on your priorities, build your knowledge on effective financial planning strategies

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Health Care Sector in Haiti (Haiti’s medical diaspora and their engagement in global health)

    Exploring topics regarding the future of healthcare in Haiti and the desperate need for widespread access to quality care. Come be part of the engaging conversations on the limited or temporary solutions from traditional charity-focused NGOs, the private sector’s opportunity for sustainable scale-up healthcare services, and how it is all tied to the economic development roadmap

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Dr. Paul Pierre


    The banking sector in Haiti and its relation to the Diaspora

    Banking sector opening can bring real benefits in the form of fresh capital, more competition, new financial products, and improved participation from the Diaspora. Is there a commitment for more effective Diaspora engagement methods?

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Tourism & the Service Industry in Haiti

    Our treasure is vastly in our natural resources, and capitalizing on our strength is eminent and requires collaboration from all sectors. Exploring topics regarding commitment necessary from government administration to promote, encourage, and grow the inflow of tourism activities in the country.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists: TBD


    Diaspora Investment in Haiti (Engaging the Haitian Diasporas in development through investment)

    Recognizing the diaspora as a critical part of any durable solution to Haiti’s problems, and the need to identify technical and intellectual capacity and investment power that need to be explored.

    Moderator: TBD

    Speakers/Panelists:
    Claude Clodomir, Fils

    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    THE NAAHP’s DINNER

    Keynote Speaker: TBD

*Agenda is subject to change

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