International Entrepreneurship Summit
April 13, 2018
open to the public
12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
328 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240

April 12, 2018

The International Entrepreneurship Summit is presented by the Institute for International Business. This summit will be Haiti focused and include speakers, a board panel, and breakout groups. This event offers prominent speakers and experts from different parts of the world a platform to showcase the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in their countries or their region of the world to Iowa companies, organizations and entrepreneurs.

Hilton Garden Inn Iowa City Downtown University, 328 S Clinton St, Iowa City, IA 52240


Expo Award Presentation | 12:30 pm - 12:45pm

Presentation of Export Award and overview of the International Trade Administration by Patricia Cook director of the U.S. Commercial Service Iowa.

Keynote Speaker | 12:45 pm - 2:00pm

Lunch with a keynote speech from Fritz Duroseau, a board member of the Central Bank of Haiti, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and President of the Audit Committee of the bank.

Breakout Sessions | 2:15 pm - 4:25pm | Each session will last around an hour and will repeat twice during this time period. Attendees will be able to decide which order they would like to attend the sessions in.

Safe T Home & Sukup’s Entrepreneurship Initiatives in Haiti

Emily (Sukup) Schmitt of Sukup Manufacturing Co. will be hosting a breakout session on their entrepreneurship initiatives in Haiti and their Safe T Home. Sukup has been manufacturing the Safe T Home since 2010 and are found in Haiti, some African countries, and Peru.

Best Practices for Sustainable Involvements in Haiti

A panel focused on refocusing churches, non-profits and philanthropic interventions in Haiti to more sustainable approaches using entrepreneurship and supporting local goals and objectives. The panel includes:


A reception will follow at the Vue Rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 12th floor of the Hilton in collaboration with Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Advisory Board Members. Live jazz and Afro-Caribbean music will be played and hors d’oeuvres will be served.