As the Dominican Republic prepares to host the IDB annual meeting and the sixth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial Meetings in March and the tenth Summit of the Americas in 2025, the year ahead presents a unique opportunity to spotlight strides in the country’s economic development and leadership including its fast-growing and dynamic private sector. Minister Bisonó will address the steps taken to become a destination for nearshoring and to bring in new foreign investment.

What are the Dominican Republic’s plans for advancing its role as part of the broader drive toward greater supply chain resilience in the Americas? What are the specific policies, and how are historic impediments being addressed, to attract foreign businesses and investors? What are the sectors and product opportunities that might catapult the Dominican Republic’s economic growth?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center (AALAC) on Monday, January 29, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET for an in-person conversation with H.E. Víctor Bisonó Haza, Minister of Industry, Commerce, and SMEs of the Dominican Republic on how to advance economic stability and supply chain resilience in what will be a consequential year for an important US partner.


H.E. Víctor Bisonó Haza
Minister of Industry, Commerce, and SMEs
Dominican Republic

Steven Puig
President, Alliance for Development in Democracy Business Council;
President and CEO, Banco BHD León; Executive Director, DR AmCham

Claudia Pellerano
Chairperson of the Board, Las Americas Industrial Free Zone Park;
President, Free Trade Zone Association of the Americas (AZFA);
President, International Logistics Solutions

Roberto Herrera
DR Country Manager and Board Member, InterEnergy Group;
CEO and Board Member, Energas;
Board Member, Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao (CEPM)

Maria Waleska Álvarez
CEO, NAP del Caribe
Vice President of the Board, Amcham DR
President of the Board, EDUCA

In conversation with

Jason Marczak
Vice President and Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,
Atlantic Council

Diego Area
Deputy Director, Strategic Development, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center,
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.