INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE HAITIAN DIASPORA

2nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF THE HAITIAN DIASPORA
TRUMP INTERNATIONAL BEACH RESORTS, MIAMI,FLORIDA
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th – SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th, 2009

Schedule

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2009

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Exhibits/Vendor/Sponsor Check in – Bay Room
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sponsor/Vendor/Sponsor Check in – Bay Room
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Registration – Bay Room
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM Lost and Found – Bay Room
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM VIP Room – Ocean Room
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Sponsor Open – Bay Room
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration/Technology Café
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM REGISTRATION – Experts and Community leaders will address the Challenges of the Haitian Diaspora and the Daunting Sustainable Economic Development of Haiti
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM WELCOME, celebrations, get-to-know-you reception.

FRIDAY AUGUST 7 th, 2009

MORNING SESSION – HAITI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARMS I
7:00 AM – 7:50 Registration, Breakfast, Get to Know You.
7:50 AM – 8:00 AM Invocation
8:00 AM – 8:40 AM The State of the Country
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Panel A1: Boosting Agriculture
Panel B1: Improving Water Management
10:40 AM – 12:00 PM Panel A2: Restoring Forests and Ecology
Panel B2: Education & Health
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Lunch & Entertainment
AFTERNOON SESSION – HAITI ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ARMS II
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Panel A3: Repairing and Extending Infrastructure
Panel B3: Stimulating and Preparing Tourism
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Panel A4: Promoting Artisanal and Ecotourism Industries
Panel B4: Literacy and vocational Training as arms to Sustained Job Creation
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM Diaspora Remittances & sustained development, Solidarity Fund.
EVENING SESSION – BUSINESS IN HAITI
7PM- 10:00 PM ” HAITI IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS”
“Haiti Center for Facilitation of Investments” Reception

SATURDAY AUGUST 8th, 2009

MORNING SESSION – DIASPORA COMMUNITY BUILDING AND EMPOWERMENT I
7:00 AM – 7:50 AM Faith based Breakfast – The Role of The church
8:00 AM – 08:40 AM Roll Call by States or countries and Reports on the 2008 Congress Resolutions
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Panel A5: Diaspora Immersion / Integration / Education / Health
Panel B5: Economic Development & Business
10:40 AM – 12:00 PM Panel A6: Overcoming Immigration & Justice inequalities
Panel B6: Civic Involvement
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Lunch and Entertainment
AFTERNOON SESSION – ASSISTING DEVELOPMENT IN HAITI
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Panel A7 : Future Leaders Round table (Diaspora & Haiti’s Youth)
Panel B7: Dual National, Diaspora Vote in Haiti’s Elections, Safe Return.
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Diaspora Youth Challenges: Drop outs, violence, gangs, Deportees.
4:00 PM – 4:40 PM Deliberations and closing remarks.
EVENING SESSION
8:00 PM – 1:00 AM Diner Award Gal Celebrations.

SUNDAY AUGUST 9th, 2009

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Government Officials, Donors and Investors’ roundtable
2:00- XX OPTIONAL CRUISES / FESTIVAL
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