2023 AAPN CODEVI Haiti/Dominican Republic Regional & Tour

Hosted by Grupo M

March 21 - 24

The CODEVI Haiti/Dominican Republic Regional & Tour is open to executives in the textile/apparel supply chain interested in learning more about doing business in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.   

CODeVI Grupo M

CODEVI was founded in 2003 and is a division of Grupo M, a vertical textile corporation in the Dominican Republic founded in 1986. It is located in the northern town of Ouanaminthe, on the border of the Dominican Republic.


Our group will be accompanied by a private security firm for the entire trip.

Click here for more information about CODEVI



Tuesday, March 21

  • Fly into Santiago International Airport (STI)
  • 2 1/2 hour bus drive to CODEVI
  • Check in to Villas Codevi
  • Reception/Dinner at Hotel

Wednesday, March 22

  • Breakfast at your leisure in our Hotel
  • Program:
    • The State of Business in the DR / Free Zone Sector
      • Jose Manuel Torres, Executive Vice President | Dominican Association of Free Zones (ADOZONA)
    • Free Trade Agreements (DR/Haiti)
      • Andrew Samet, Partner Co-Founder | Sorini, Samet & Associates
    • State of Business in Haiti / Free Zone Sector
      • Clifford Apaid, Vice President | Haiti Association of Industry (ADIH)
    • Better Work Haiti
      • Claudine François, Programme Manager
    • Sustainability as a Business Strategy
        • Yomayra Martinó, Lead Consultant GreEnergy Dominica
  • Tour CODEVI
  • Reception & Dinner at Hotel

Thursday, March 23

  • Breakfast at your leisure in the hotel
  • Checkout of hotel and Departure
  • Tour Finotex Facility
  • Tour Santiago Free Zone Corporation (largest Free Zone in the DR)
  • Lunch in the Fee Zone - typical Dominican food
  • Options
    • Visit Cigar factory (limited group)
    • Visit State of the Art Sublimation Printing Facility
  • Check in to Hotel Gran Almirante
  • Free evening

Friday, March 24

  • Departures from STI


Registration Fee (regardless of membership status) - $995.00

Fee includes everything except airfare as follows: 

  • Free Zone & Port Tours
  • Three nights lodging (2 in Codevi + 1 in Santiago)
  • All meals 
  • Ground Transportation - Starting with arrival at Santiago Airport (STI) through drop-offs at STI on Friday  
    ** Suggested Flights -
    March 21st: DL #1845 (from JFK), AA #776 (from MIA), UA #1624 (from EWR)  - all are arriving early afternoon
    March 24th:  Delta, American & United all have early afternoon departures
    We understand that you may need to arrive/depart earlier/later than these suggested times. Please let us know if that is the case and we will arrange transportation for you.

Registration is closed.



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