TISA (Trade & Investment Services Alliance)

TISA (Trade & Investment Services Alliance)

November 10, 2010 08:30 ET

TISA: Haiti Workshop Helps Canadian Companies to Participate in Reconstruction Efforts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 10, 2010) - On Wednesday November 17th an all day workshop will be held in Toronto focused on engaging Canadian businesses in Haiti recovery efforts.

TISA (Trade & Investment Services Alliance) will host a workshop to inform Canadian companies about business and investment opportunities in Haiti reconstruction efforts and provide key information and contacts so they can directly participate.

Due to the earthquake, the needs of the country are immense, as is the demand for products and services. In addition to construction needs, there are significant opportunities for Canada's private sector to participate in the country's recovery in a wide variety of sectors such as health, education and infrastructure. 

Workshop speakers will address international reconstruction efforts, Haiti private sector development and the importance of industrial park construction to support the influx of business. Participants will receive information on the projects of various main players in Haiti Reconstruction, including the United Nations, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank.

The event is one in a series of events organized in Canada to encourage business partnerships between the countries and promote investment. A delegation of representatives from Haitian companies is also expected to attend the Toronto workshop and participate in the afternoon's one-on-one networking sessions.

Where: One King West in downtown Toronto (Yonge & King)
When: Wednesday November 17: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Who: Speakers including Haiti's Minister of Trade and Industry Jocelyne Fethiere will present perspectives on the recovery process.

Attendees will represent engineering firms, construction companies and suppliers, international development consultants and companies working with Multilateral Development banks. Any Canadian businesses with interest in recovery efforts related to health, education, agriculture and infrastructure are encouraged to attend.

Advance registration required (by Nov. 12th)

To Register, and for more information go to: http://www.tisanet.ca/events.

A detailed list of scheduled speakers can be found at http://www.tisanet.ca/HaitiSpeakerInfo.pdf.

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