San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Investment Summit (PRIS) announced it will confer grants to seven outstanding students in science, engineering, financing and mobile application development so they can attend this year’s conferences.
The summit will take place Oct. 9-10 in the Puerto Rico Conventions Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“This is the fifth year we hold the Puerto Rico Investment Summit to highlight the benefits of Acts 20 and 22 and other business incentives in Puerto Rico. We have selected a group of students who stand out for their merits, achievements and acknowledgements. Offering this grant to outstanding students is recognizing our talent and supporting it. These young people will be our future professionals, business owners and investors,” PRIS President Brenda González said.
The $10,500 in grants will be shared by the seven students to cover access to both days of the event.
Among the recipients is Sergio Mattei, a local winner of “Imagine Cup,” who developed Taleship, an app that enables people worldwide to write stories in a game-like collaborate manner.
Rocío del Mar Avilés, winner of the Special Award for Skills and Creativity in Scientific Research granted by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, as well as other university students, will receive the grant.
González also said Monday that among the confirmed speakers for this year’s event are international author Johnny Wimbrey, who recently chose the island as his business destination; former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño, under whose administration Acts 20 and 22 were created; Putnam Bridge CEO Nicholas Prouty; and the president of Lufthansa Technik in Puerto Rico, Pat Foley.
The PRIS is a private event organized by Adworks Corp., a local communications firm that has offered services on the island for more than 20 years. The purpose of the conference is to present Puerto Rico’s competitive advantages to business owners and potential investors, with the added benefit of creating jobs the island currently needs.
For more information, call 787-787-8850 or visit http://prinvestmentsummit.com/. Production is organized by Prestige Productions.