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About DITAS15

aboutDITAS15

Democracy in the Americas Symposium (DITAS) is an annual gathering of world dignitaries, multi-national corporate leaders, prominent scholars, students and social innovators who discuss the latest trends in policy, trade, technology, social innovation and economic development to improve the American hemisphere.

 

This year’s event will be held within the umbrella of the Florida International Trade and Culture Expo (FITCE), organized by Broward County and under the leadership of Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness. This exhibition attracts hundreds of international and US companies looking to expand their businesses in South Florida, providing tools and resources for those who want to live and work in South Florida.

 

Event location: Greater Fort Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Agenda

Agenda
7:00 PM - DITAS PRESIDENTIAL DINNER 2015
Honoring a Leonel Fernandez - Former President of Dominican Republic Recognition for his contribution to the democracy in the Americas
7:30 AM - REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30 AM - MASTER & MISTRESS OF CEREMONY
8:45 AM - WELCOME REMARKS – DITAS 2015
9:00 AM - OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION
Democracy: The Next Generation
Moderator: Carlos Joya – Honduras Political Strategist
Tony Lima - Executive Director - SAVE
Ron Bilbao – New Leaders Council – National Board Member
Rosa Maria Payat – Cuban Dissident
Raul Martinez Jr. - Government Services Director at eNet IT Group
10:15 AM - SECOND PANEL DISCUSSION
Democracy and Economy in the Hemisphere Moderator: Leah Shadle – One Laptop Per Child - New Leaders Council
Jose Felix Diaz – Florida House Representative – District 116
David Richardson – Florida House Representative – District 113
Mike Schultz – Mayor of Dothan, Alabama
Dr. Alberto Gaytan Garcia – Director del Technologico de Misantla, MX
David Gentili - Director of Corporate Development| TECHO
11:30 PM - THIRD PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of Democracy and Economy in our Hemisphere
Moderator: Maria Garza – CEO Zambrano Foundation
Rafael Poleo, Journalist - Editor in Chief of El Nuevo Pais and Zeta Magazine
Idania Chirinos – Director of Content - NTN24
Ricardo Brown – Director of News MundoMax
Gerard R. Latortue – Former Prime Minister of Haiti
Professor Bruce Bagley – University of Miami
7:00 PM - Nathan Pacheco in Concert
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts - 8:00PM - CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Register

Register for DITAS 2015 – For Free with Promo Code: zam2015

Sponsorship

Become a top sponsor and align your brand with DITAS 2015

Our Partners

FITCE

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To welcome new businesses, collaboration & connection while providing tools and resources for those wanting to live and work in South Florida.

 

To bring 200 International Companies and 400 State-Side Companies that want to establish or expand their business in South Florida Media Coverage will hit 8.1 Million International Viewers (NTN24) A Combined and Powerful Marketing Database of over 50,000 contacts Access to meet in-person Former Presidents, Government Officials and Heads of State.

 

How is this Expo different? The FITCE Founding Partners are creating this event as partners within the import and export experts in South Florida. The partners have, for decades, established themselves as the authorities in leading the way to help ensure South Florida as THE place to do business.

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