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Puerto Rico Innovation & Reconstruction Summit to be on held March 29

By on February 20, 2018

SAN JUAN – The Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) issued a release announcing that its rescheduled second edition of the 2018 Puerto Rico Build Innovation & Reconstruction Summit is now slated for March 29-31 at the Vanderbilt Condado Hotel in San Juan.

MCC President and CEO Doug Mayorga is quoted as saying, “It became necessary to reschedule this second edition of the Puerto Rico Summit on a more effective date whereby rooms will be available” at the hotel, which will also “be the official home for upcoming MCC conferences in Puerto Rico.”

The conference, which was originally scheduled for March 1-3, is intended to “foster dynamic public infrastructure development and approaches for the reconstruction and betterment of the U.S territories and neighbors in the Caribbean.”

Under the theme “The Global High-Tech Expo where Business, Government & Innovation Collide in the Reconstruction of Puerto Rico, U.S Virgin Island & the Caribbean!” the event features “direct contact and discussion opportunities” with executives of “major construction and high-tech firms” from the U.S., South Korea, Israel, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile, as well as public officials and entrepreneurs from the U.S., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad Tobago, Curacao, Haiti, Honduras, Barbados, Dominique, Martinique and other nations of the region.

MCC’s Organizing Committee has set up programs and speakers to facilite networking and business opportunities for participants “through interactive exhibitions and dynamic connections with decision makers inside U.S. Federal government, private sector in Puerto Rico, and honorable guests from the Caribbean region.”

The conference starts Thursday, March 29, at 2 p.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Expo; followed by a “high-level Welcome Reception at 6 p.m.” On Friday, March 30, delegates will participate in a “comprehensive, one-day forum packed with four high-tech executive panels, and signature reception for peer networking.” The conference concludes Saturday, March 31, with workshops and seminars, followed by an island tour.

A detailed agenda is being finalized. For registration information, write to Event Management Coordinator Maria Loaisiga at director@minoritychamber.net.

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