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Press Release – Haitian American Business Summit


The Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF), The American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti (AMCHAM) and the Office of Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime will host the Haitian American Business Summit (HABS-2017) June 16th to 17th, 2017 at Florida International University’s Kovens Conference Center.

The Haitian American Business Summit (HABS-2017) will provide an opportunity to evaluate and assess the current level of diaspora involvement in Haiti and explore new methods of interaction. HABS-2017 Miami will serve as a platform for Haitian American organizations throughout the United States, professional associations along with public & private sectors of Haiti to exchange ideas and establish a working plan toward greater cooperation. HABS-2017 Miami will provide the arena for the Haitian American community to connect, engage and explore opportunities to invest in Haiti. HABS-Miami 2017 will feature keynote speakers including United States Elected Officials.

On Saturday, June 17th during the closing ceremony, HACCOF will honor the second annual Top 20 under 40 Haitian American Young Professionals (YOPRO) for their commitment and contributions to the South Florida community.  Applications are currently being accepted until March 31, 2017. Interested parties should apply online at Please join us on June 16-17, 2017, where your presence and interaction will surely enhance our CONNECT – ENGAGE – INVEST objectives.

This two day summit is open to the public. Pre-registration is required and tickets can be purchased online at For additional information, please contact Joann Milord at Please join us on June 16-17, 2017, where your presence and interaction will surely enhance our CONNECT – ENGAGE – INVEST objectives. 


Established in February 2005, the Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) serves as a resource for its members, partners and businesses, dedicated to serving their needs and the economic development of the broader Haitian-American community. The Chamber promotes partnerships and alliances within communities throughout Florida and Haiti to build healthy business climates, foster investment opportunities, create employment growth, and encourage public and private sector collaboration. 

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