NAAHP Conference. November 2014 – Harvard University. Photo credit: Vania Andre

One of the highly-anticipated events in the Haitian community is returning to Miami for their 7th annual conference.

The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) will host their 7th annual conference, The Haitian Diaspora:  Disrupting and Redefining the Road Ahead, from Oct. 25 – 27 at Florida International University.“We are proud to bring the back the largest gathering of Haitian Diaspora professionals to Miami,” said, NAAHP Board Chairman, JP Michel.  “The last six years have demonstrated the value of bringing together leaders, doers, students, and thinkers together to discuss the prospects and potential of the Diaspora’s growth, and we look forward to continuing to contribute to these important conversations.”

This year’s conference will explore the role of Diaspora and millennials in shaping the future workforce in the United States, Haiti and abroad. Topics to be explored include best practices in leadership, technology and entrepreneurship.

NAAHP hosted the conference at FIU back in 2015. The 2015 conference welcomed more than 500 Haitian-American professionals and leaders.Events were held throughout the city of North Miami and closed with the NAAHP Honors Gala which celebrated the accomplishments of Haitian changemakers who made a difference in their industries and community at large.

“FIU is passionately linked to the Haitian community,” said Mark B. Rosenberg, president of Florida International University. “The Haitian community has helped shape South Florida and FIU is proud to be a partner and witness their growth and success.”

“Each year, through candid and holistic conversations, the NAAHP assembles an expert and diverse range of panelists and keynote speakers from across the globe to provide a forum for meaningful engagement among the Haitian Diaspora,” NAAHP said in a release. “Through partnerships with various organizations, the NAAHP creates a weekend dedicated to exploring long-term, sustainable solutions for advocacy, foreign aid and investment, innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, professional development, diaspora engagement, diversity and inclusion and many more key themes.”

“I take this unique opportunity to commend the NAAHP for its efforts to keep Haitians in the Diaspora relevant and their roles as concrete human resources both domestically as well as for the development for our dear native country of Haiti,” said North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph.

The Annual NAAHP National Conference is held on college campuses and universities along the East Coast that have large or growing populations of Haitian-Americans. In the past, this has included Columbia University in NY, NY, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA and New York University in NY, NY.

Early-bird registration for the 7th Annual NAAHP Conference will run through July 15.  Opportunities for sponsorship and exhibitors are also available online.  For registration and more information visit:

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