For the first time, the annual meeting of the International Finance Summit will be held entirely online from April 28 to 30, 2020. The global health crisis of Covid-19 has forced organizers to review their plans, including the theme of the summit which went from “Financing the blue economy in Haiti” to “COVID-19: Financing the response and preparing for the post-crisis”. “The 10th edition of the International Finance Summit and the 5th edition of FinTech should have been held from April 20 to 25, 2020 at the Karibe Convention Center and the Marriott hotel, but the government’s decision to ban all meetings between more than ten people in a physical space forced Group Croissance and its partners, the Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH), ProFin and proFIT, to postpone the event, “said KesnerPharel, CEO of Group Croissance, main organizer of the summit, specifying that the BRH is the only sponsor and partner to participate in the ten editions of the summit. 

“We were thinking of postponing the summit until next October, but one of the partners came up with this brilliant idea of ​​carrying it out online. We got to work quickly and in less than a month we were able to accomplish a feat to maintain the month of April, for the tenth consecutive year, as the period to discuss Haiti’s financial challenges, “continued Kesner Pharel, delighted by the “extraordinary” response from the public because, he specifies, the number of participants in the Virtual International Financial Summit will greatly exceed the reception capacity of the KaribeConvention Center. “We will use a technology platform that will allow thousands of people around the world to follow the event live. To register for free, those interested can visit the summit website: ”, said the CEO of Group Croissance who said he only hoped for highlights for this tenth edition before listing a list handpicked speakers from diverse backgrounds. Read more.

Samuel Louis is a young Haitian student that loves to write and learn. He’s passionate about people and culture and finds comfort in knowledge. As a writer for Haitian Times, he looks forward to opening his horizons about journalism, while doing what he loves.

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