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  1. Marie-Christine- Stephenson Ministry of Tourism

  2. Christian Roy Fombrun – Commercial Director, Decameron Haiti
  3. Davidson Toussaint- Founder of Haiti Tourism Inc.
  4. Beatrice Nadal Mevs: Executive Director Association Touristique d’Haïti (ATH)/ Founder & Creative Director Yaël & Valérie
  5. Samuel Dameus- Founder of the International Project Faces Of Haiti
  6. Fanny Leon- Director of Promotion at Historic Haiti
  7. Anika Gabriel – Co Owner of Observatoire Restaurant 
  8. Richard Buteau- General Manager Karibe Hotel/ Group Buteau Hospitality
  9. Samantha Bayard – Founder of Kay Expert
  10. Carlo Chancelien- Formerly Manager at Founder of Le Jetsetter

Congratulations to the

Influencers of Industry: Tourism

(April 2019)!

Marie-Christine Stephenson(Ministry of Tourism) With political transitions post country wide protests that broke out during her transition as Minister in September 2018- Marie is met with the challenge of convincing the world to continue traveling to Haiti. Despite the damage suffered from Expedia and’s premature act to remove Haiti from its destination list- Diaspora and internationals are still flying to the country for business and pleasure. Maintaining this flow of activity will be a critical part of Haiti’s economy and Marie is leading the helm in recentering Haiti as the pearl of the caribbean once again.


Christian Roy Fombrun

Award winning tourism industry influencer with over 17 years of experience in event hosting, festival planning and hotel management. Some of his top clients include Fountainbleau on Miami’s South Beach, the renowned South Beach Wine & Food Festivals, Food & Wine Classic in Aspen and the New York City Wine & Food Festival and currently the activities of Haiti’s top and only all inclusive beach resort-Royal Decameron Indigo as the Commercial Director. As one of Haiti’s leading tourism influencer, he has launched the capital’s luxurious Kinam Hotel and leads Haiti’s Tourism Association (ATH).

Davidson Toussaint is a Haitian Entrepreneur, Tourism Marketing specialist, and Author. For the past 7 years, Davidson has served as the founder and CEO of Haiti Tourism Inc, a leading Tourism organization in Florida and in Haiti that promotes an innovative and sustainable tourism industry in the Caribbean region.

Beatrice Executive Director Association Touristique d’Haïti (ATH)/ Formerly run by Valérie LOUIS
Samuel Dameus

Samuel Dameus

Samuel Dameus – A native of Cap-Haitian, Haiti, pursued a career as the Director of Communication for the Ministry of Tourism of Haiti. Within this path he brought several methods which were able to greatly improve the tourism sector of Haiti. Since assuming office in the said position has contributed to a steady exponential growth for the tourism industry of Haiti. Earlier in his career, Dameus as a Communication Officer for the IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent), he executed unprecedented work during his 4 years with the establishment. He was a key influencer in the development of a text message system named Tera, which was a crucial method of communicating with the population following the 2010 earthquake. Dameus is the Founder of the international project FacesOf Haiti Photo Expo events.

Fanny Leon-

Director of Promotion at Organisme de Promotion & Gestion Touristique de la destination du Nord d’Haiti – Présentation de la destination touristique du Nord : Historic Haiti. Aperçu des beautés et patrimoines historiques présents dans la région.

Anika Gabriel 

Observatoire is restaurant and bar with a breathtaking view of Port au Prince and its surroundings.


Richard Buteau

General Manager Karibe Hotel/ Group Buteau Hospitality

Samantha Bayard 

Founder of female owned and run real estate company- KayXpert

Young professional in Marketing and Tourism, Carlo has a very inquisitive mind; From Sales Manager for
Microsoft to Market Manager for in the Caribbean, he is now the founder of Le Jetsetter Carlo is a native of Port-au-Prince, who identifies himself more with the countryside of Haiti.

Join us June 20-22, 2019! About Haiti Tech Summit: Founded by Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur, Christine Souffrant NtimHaiti Tech Summit brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, celebrities and creatives under one roof together to address humanity’s greatest challenges via tech and entrepreneurship. It is a part of a 13-year initiative to turn Haiti into an international tech hub by 2030. Deemed the “Davos of the Caribbean”, Haiti Tech Summit has welcomed keynote speakers such as Jack Dorsey-founder of Twitter, President of Haiti- Jovenel Moise, Ben Horowitz- Investor in Facebook, etc.
Companies represented for the past 2 years included Silicon Valley giants such as Google, Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Paypal, Mastercard, Linkedin, Github, Intuit, Dropbox, Sendgrid, Youtube, Intuit and Adobe. Headline speakers included the President of Haiti, His Excellency Jovenel Moise, Venture Capitalist investor of Airbnb and Facebook Ben Horowitz, Former Editor in Chief of Ebony Magazine Kyra Kyles, Founder of Draper Associates and Draper University- Tim Draper,  and celebrity influencers such as Vicky Jeudy from Netflix series Orange is the New Black and music artists Michael Brun and J Perry. Ecosystem enabler networks included Steve Blank’s Launchpad, Galvanize, Puerto Rico’s Parallel 18, Pivotal Labs, Angel Hack Accelerator, WIN Lab, Startup Grind, Forbes 30 Under 30 listmakers, Brazil’s Laiob-Latin America Institute of Business, and Alter Ventures.
The summit also welcomed leading local networks such as the US Embassy of Port Au Prince, Digicel, Royal Decameron, Ministry of Tourism,  National Council of Telecommunications-Conatel, The Central Bank- BRH, CRS – Catholic Relief Services, Barbancourt, French Chamber of Commerce, Access Haiti, and Centre for Facilitation of Investments (CFI). Media represented included Forbes, Inc Magazine, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Black Enterprise, Ebony Magazine, NY Times, Atlantic Black Star, Haitian Times, Chokarella, Trace Media, Loop Haiti, Le Nouvelliste, Ayibo Post, Metropol, and Radio Caribe.