The Haitian Diaspora – An Untapped Growing Market
Location: Room 115
Diaspora communities are becoming increasingly attractive to savvy companies in emerging and developing economies seeking to increase their market share. These companies are capitalizing on the success of the diaspora and their purchasing power. Considering that Haitian diaspora has maintained their cultural distinctiveness while living abroad, it represents an untapped opportunity that is yet to be leveraged by companies operating in Haiti. The millennial generation who is generally more educated with greater purchasing power, have kept their affiliation to, both, the Haitian culture and that of their birthplace. The panelists will explore what companies operating in Haiti are doing to capitalize on the diaspora market and discuss their challenges and potential solutions.
Chief Operating Officer, Simact Inc.
Former Chairman and CEO, Banque de l’Union Haïtienne, S.A.
Jean Armand Mondelis
Deputy Director, Bank of the Republic of Haiti
Michael Gay, P.E.
President, GDG Beton et Construction
Sales Manager, Buteau Hospitality
Resident Representative for Haiti, International Finance Corporation