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E2TECH2015 Haiti’s Premier Technology Trade Show

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate ReleaseMay 13, 2015

Contact: Donald Gatlin, The Raben Group, (202) 587-2871, dgatlin@rabengroup.com

 

Haiti’s Premier Technology Trade Show

To Draw Thousands of Local & Foreign Industry Leaders

Fourth Annual STEM Forum Set for May 15-17, 2015 in Haiti

Washington, DC – Thousands of multinational industry leaders, foreign investors, developers, gamers, and students are expected to attend the fourth bi-annual Technology, Energy and Environment (E2TECH) Trade Show, which seeks to bolster STEM in Haiti. The expo will take place from May 15-17, 2015 in Port au Prince, Haiti and is hosted by the Haitian Association for the development of Information and Communications Technology (AHTIC) – the nation’s only tech association.

“We are very excited about this year’s E2TECH trade show, which at its core is a valuable platform to promote STEM, put a spotlight on Haiti’s growing technology sector, share best practices, and recognize innovation in energy and the environment. Haiti is uniquely positioned to be a testing ground for new global technologies and to create the jobs and industries of the future right here at home,” said Patrick Attie, President of AHTIC and the Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haïti, a 20-year-old higher education institution in Haiti that offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in technology.

This summer, AHTIC will launch a sister trade association in the United States to serve as a pipeline to attract investment, strengthen Haiti’s burgeoning information technology industry, and grow the number of local jobs. The two associations will partner and collaborate to help improve business conditions in Haiti, increase participation in STEM, conduct research to quantify the sector and workforce, and optimize the E2TECH platform.

“There is tremendous opportunity for multinational technology executives that are not risk averse,” Attie added. “The average age of Haiti’s workers is 21 years old, making it an emerging market to watch, especially when it comes to return on investment, as we’ve seen in telecommunications and business process outsourcing (BPO).”

There has been significant investment to catalyze the local industry in Haiti since the first E2TECH trade show in 2009. This year, up to 10,000 visitors, including health and education companies, will participate during the three days of nearly 50 workshops, panels, and seminars.

Haiti’s premier conference will kick-off with a special opening soiree on May 14 in Saint Louis de Gonzague, Delmas 31. For more information regarding registration, sponsorship opportunities, or exhibitor space, please contact Reynold Guerrier at reygue@gsis.com.ht or 509 3446 0099.

About AHTIC
The Haitian Association for the development of Information and Communications Technology (Association Haïtienne pour le développement des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication – AHTIC) was created in May 2005 and has nearly 100 members, including all of Haiti’s major telecommunications and technology companies, colleges, internet providers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors. AHTIC seeks to improve the quality of life for all Haitians through increased access to technology and by encouraging multinational tech companies to invest resources in Haiti.

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