Haitian Presidential Candidate and Current UN Representative to Visit Atlanta, Georgia

Oct 12, 2010, 07:08 ET from Friends of Leslie Voltaire

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 15 and 16, Leslie Voltaire, a leading Haitian Presidential candidate and Haiti's Special Envoy to the United Nations, will be in Atlanta to meet with members of the Haitian Diaspora and the Atlanta Business Community.  He will present his unique vision and goals to reconstruct a new sustainable Haiti, as well as addressing his plans to include Haitian-Americans in the country's renaissance and how U.S. businesses can be a part of Haiti's growth and development.

Leslie Voltaire was appointed to oversee the Rebuilding of Port au Prince, as part of his efforts to develop the framework for rebuilding his country. He works hand-in-hand with President Bill Clinton and the International community facilitating and ensuring effective aid management and delivery for Haiti's Reconstruction.

Companies and/or individuals seeking to do business in Haiti should plan to attend a Roundtable Discussion  focusing on "Economic & Business Development Opportunities in Haiti" on Friday, October 15 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel at 6:30 pm.  Admission: $250.  

On Saturday, October 16 a Cocktail Reception and Dinner Fundraiser will be held 6:30 pm at the downtown Sheraton to support Leslie Voltaire's Presidential campaign.  Admission: $100.  

Leslie Voltaire understands and promotes green infrastructure and technologies as well as the need to integrate the Haitian Diaspora and U.S. companies to bridge the economic and educational divide within Haiti. He has spent over 30 years in both the public and private sectors, acquiring expertise in public affairs management in his capacities as Minister of Education, Minister of Haitians Living Abroad (author of the Law which restored most of the economic rights to the members of the Diaspora), and Special Envoy to the United Nations. He also has extensive grass-roots experience as a practicing urban planner/architect in large scale public and private projects, and was a Professor of Architecture for 15 years in Haiti.

Leslie Voltaire feels that, "The January 12 earthquake, which tested our collective psyche has also demonstrated our immense capacity for solidarity and resilience.  I am counting on this strength to rebuild our country, one step at a time, so that each of us, man, woman and child, can be proud of his/her place and role in our society."

To purchase tickets online and for more details on Leslie Voltaire and his roadmap for Haiti, visit: www.leslievoltaire.com.  

For events/ticket information contact Corey Rubin: 646-434-7013 crubin@yes-consultants.com.

SOURCE Friends of Leslie Voltaire