To all interested individuals:

DOWS will host a panel on September 20, as part of the Semana Dominicana celebrations.

The Dominican Diaspora and the Dominican Capital Markets:
Secondary Markets and Innovative Financing Alternatives
September 20th, 2006
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
1 New York Plaza (corner of Broad & Water Streets)
43rd Floor Auditorium


5:30 – 5:35 p.m. Introduction
Daisy Auger-Domínguez, DOWS President

5:35 – 5:45 p.m. Microfinance Initiatives in the Dominican Republic
Mr. Frank Abate, Policy Change Coordinator, Women’s
World Banking

5:45 –5:55 p.m. A Brief Summary of the USAID Support for the Dominican
Republic’s Secondary Capital Market Development
Mr. Luis Gonzalez, Economist, USAID

5:55 – 6:05 p.m. Best Practices for Dominican Companies Seeking to Access
the Capital Markets
Mr. José Luis Martínez, Managing Director,
Investment Banking, Bear Sterns

6:05 – 6:15 p.m. Dominican Entrepreneurship
Mr. Marcos Troncoso, Executive Director, eMprende

6:15 – 6:25 p.m. The Legal Framework of the Dominican Republic’s Capital
Mr. José Maldonado,
Russin, Vecchi and Heredia Bonetti

6:25 – 6:45 p.m. Q&A Session
Moderador: Darys Estrella
Associate, Global Leadership and Diversity,
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

6:45 – 6:50 p.m. Closing
Dr. Luis Heredia Bonetti
President, Semana Dominicana

RSVP Information: Please send name, company and contact information to: [email protected] by September 15, 2007

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