8:00 to 9:30 am EST
The Diaspora's Potential Role in Driving Private Sector Investment to Cuba
A panel of experts discussed how communities abroad can promote economic development.
AS/COA's Young Professional of the Americas and the Cuba Working Group (CWG) hosted a conversation with the key members of the Cuban diaspora in South Florida to explore the important role communities abroad can play in promoting private sector investment and driving opportunities in Cuba.
Changes in the Cuban regulatory environment over the last year has led to the incorporation of over 6,000 private companies. Although Cuba-U.S. regulations continue to restrict direct investment in these businesses, relationships with the diaspora are developing and the landscape could rapidly change as part of a broader thawing in the bilateral relationship.
- Michael J. Bustamante, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, University of Miami
- Joe Garcia, Co-Chairman, Mercury; former United States Representative
- Augusto E. Maxwell, Chair, Cuba Practice, Akerman LLP
- Kezia McKeague, Regional Director, McLarty Associates (moderator)
- John McIntire, Chairman, Cuba Emprende Foundation & Chair, COA Cuba Working Group (co-host)
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