Vital Voices Global Network Affiliate Chapter to Host Annual Trade Fair for Haitian Women Entrepreneurs
Vital Voices’ Global Network Affiliate Chapter in Haiti,
Voix Essentielles - Femmes en Démocratie, will organize its fifth annual trade fair, Femmes, Création & Production,20-22, 2008 at the Karibe Convention Center in Petion Ville, Haiti. This unique event combines business and culture by bringing together over 100 women artisans, designers, manufacturers and rural producers from throughout Haiti including the Haitian diaspora.
Last year, over 8,000 visitors and international buyers attended the event and gained exposure to Haitian culture, diversity and creativity. Each year, the fair provides a wealth of opportunity for Haitian women exhibitors to network, raise product awareness, develop contacts, meet new buyers, build new business relationships and enter export markets.
Recognized as Haiti’s most distinguished annual trade fair, Femmes, Creation & Production has real niche appeal, showcasing high quality crafts, gifts, fashion and home décor accessories, herbal and spa products all in one location.
This year Femmes, Creation & Production will launch the Yon Lakou- Yon Village initiative supported by the USAID funded program, KATA. This initiative is modeled after the Japanese movement, One Village – One Product. It seeks to facilitate market-oriented production and to promote value added production of traditional and niche products from artisans’ villages.
This event is supported by the Haitian Government, the European Commission, Groupe Sogebank and Digicel.