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18/09/2017 08:56:54

Haiti - Economy : Forum for Competitiveness and Investment in the country
Following the States General of Investment of 2012, the Government and the Associations and Chambers of Commerce of the private sector is organizing a Forum for Competitiveness and Investment (FCI 2017) in Port-au-Prince to discuss the constraints to investment and competitiveness in the country, to be held on 20, 21 and 22 September at the Convention Center of the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

This Forum, which will bring together representatives of public, private and civil society institutions for 3 days, aims to find solutions to act on the constraints already identified and to launch reforms and create tools to monitor their implementation and in particular to enable the achievement of: a 2017-2020 Action Plan; a memorandum of understanding between the stakeholders to commit themselves to work on the actions of the plan and the establishment of a Secretariat of Reforms which will follow up the implementation of this plan.

The competitive sectors selected for the FCI 2017 are : Agriculture and Agro-Industries, BPO and Information Technology, Tourism, Culture and Creative Industries, Construction and Real Estate, Energy, Textile and Assembly Industries.

Two international experts will participate in this Forum: Daniel Isenberg, expert on entrepreneurial ecosystem, will intervene on Thursday 21 on public policies fostering an environment favorable to entrepreneurs and innovators; Michael Porter, the most recognized expert in the field of competitiveness, will present on September 22 his thoughts on how to make Haiti more competitive in the region.

According to Prime Minister Lafontant, "the Government is committed, in accordance with the President's vision, to undertake concrete actions to facilitate the creation of a climate conducive to productive investment and generating sustainable employment for the population. The FCI 2017 marks the beginning of a series of policies and reforms to facilitate our entrepreneurs, attract investors and strengthen the competitiveness of the Haitian economy. We count on the support of all to win this bet."

For Bernard Craan, President of the Private Sector Economic Forum, "The FCI is a realistic and promising step which takes place in the framework of a public-private dialogue organized around common decisions aimed at establishing a more attractive business environment and identifying solutions for sustainable solutions [...]"

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