REGISTRATIONS NOW RE-OPENED

Welcome back to our Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF 2017), brought to you courtesy of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism.

Register Now  and join us on December 12 & 13 in Basseterre, St Kitts, with strategic consultations for government representatives and select partner organisations taking place on December 14. If you previously registered and have not confirmed your attendance please do so by emailing Mr. Kennedy Pemberton, ([email protected]) also copying ([email protected]).

We are currently finalizing hotel arrangements for preferential rates, and will notify all delegates of hotel booking codes via email as soon as this information is confirmed.

See you in St. Kitts!

What is CSSTF and Why Attend?

In observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the CTO and the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism are hosting a Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum (CSSTF) to examine Climate Change adaptation and mitigation and opportunities for Caribbean countries.

  • Enhance your working knowledge of sustainability models
  • Strengthen resiliency through adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Discover solutions that help your business to thrive
  • Network with the experts and forge relationships with partners
  • Experience St. Kitts with field visits

Strategic consultations will also be held for a CTO climate adaptation project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee will meet and the 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards will be presented. View the Forum’s Code of Conduct.

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Renowned Speakers and Experts

Program

The Forum runs from December 12-13, 2017.
Closed meetings for CTO government members and select partner agencies will be held on Dec. 14th.
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Day 1
11 Dec 2017
Day 2
12 Dec 2017
Day 3
13 Dec 2017
Day 4
14 Dec 2017

Registration

All day registration.  

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Reception to be held at the Governor General’s official residence known as “Government House.”

Welcome Reception

To be held at the Governor General’s official residence known as “Government House.”

Keynote Address

 Keynote address and Q&A.

Leading the Way – Destination St. Kitts

While the Caribbean is best known for its enticing combination of sun, sea and sand, there is much more to the future of the region’s tourism industry than natural beauty.  There is a fragile balance between environmental resources, cultural preservation...
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Diannille Taylor-Williams
Carlene Henry-Morton

General Session I – Tourism Resiliency Through Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation

As a region largely characterised by Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the effects of climate change is an everyday reality for all Caribbean citizens. With most of tourism’s resources heavily dependent on our natural landscapes it is important that we...
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Angela Burnett
Dr. Halla Sahely
Martha Honey
Dr. Ulric Trotz

Coffee Break & Special Exhibition

Awards Logo Finalists In the Caribbean, Sustainable Tourism Development is understood as “the optimal use of natural, cultural, social and financial resources for national development on an equitable and self-sustaining basis to provide a unique visitor experience and an improved...
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General Session II – Innovative Models & Best Practices in Sustainable Tourism

Tourism is a dynamic and continuously evolving industry as travellers are constantly looking for newer, more gratifying experiences which offer value for money. Equally important, these experiences must not compromise the integrity of the host destination’s environment and culture, which...
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Ena Harvey
Greg Phillip
Geoff Bolan
Danker Kolijn

Afternoon Study Tours; Luncheon on Study Tour Site

Brimstone Hill Fortress and National Park Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site of historical, cultural and architectural significance. Over the course of 100 years, it became an almost natural outgrowth of the 800-foot hill from...
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Stakeholders Speak Out

Stakeholders Speak Out

Free Evening For All Delegates

Free Evening for All Delegates.

Leading the Way – CTO In Action

The Caribbean Tourism Organization remains committed to being a leading advocate for increased sustainable and innovative tourism practices across the region. We are excited to showcase efforts of the CTO in fulfillment of our mandate to serve the region as...
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Hugh Riley
Dr. Peter Schuhmann

General Session III – S.M.A.R.T Destinations: Using Climate as an Opporutnity

The threat of Climate Variability and Climate Change has exposed the region’s vulnerabilities, and created opportunities for restructuring how we do business and live our daily lives. Within this context, initiatives geared towards increasing energy efficiency, improving health and safety...
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Arno Boersma
Dr. Lisa Indar
John Marcocchio
Dr. Roché Mahon

Special Presentation – Winners of the Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition

Hear the compelling tourism stories of the four (4) winning entrants from CTO’s Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition. Winners hail from Montserrat, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica, and Trinidad and Tobago, and are between the ages of 8...
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Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

General Session IV – Tourism Recovery Roundtable

As the Caribbean rises above the ravages and carnage in the wake of an above-normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, the tourism sector joins in the discourse as we look towards recovery. September proved to be a devastating month for approximately...
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12:30-13:45

Luncheon – All Delegates

General Session V – Road Map to Disaster Management

While the Caribbean has known its share of loss and tragedy from disasters, the region continues to pursue enhanced resiliency to transcend …times. Undoubtedly, with a heavy reliance on the natural environment as the nucleus for sustainable tourism development, it...
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Issac Anthony
Elizabeth Riley

Workshops – Group Sessions

Option 1: Caribbean Climate Online Risk and Adaptation Tool (CCORAL) of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Center (CCCCC) – by Dian Ruiz CCORAL is an online support system for climate resilient decision making and helps users undertake quick screening, understand climate...
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Stakeholder Speak Out

Stakeholder Speak Out and Wrap Up  

Special Function – All Delegates: CTO Sustainable Tourism Awards Presentation 2017

These Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Member Countries which have developed responsible and unique tourism...
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STTC Meeting & Elections

The programme on Friday 8th September is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

Coffee Break

Coffee break

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation & Feedback Session I

This programme is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.  

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation & Feedback Session II

The programme is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.
12:30 - 13:30

Luncheon – All Delegates

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentations & Feedback Session IIII

The programme is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Presentation and Feedback Session IV

The programme is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Open Dialogue & Working Coffee Break

The programme is reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Wrap Up

These meetings are reserved for selected Government, Private Sector, and Partner Agency representatives, who will be meeting for strategic consultations as part of a CTO-CDB Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Tourism Project.

Free Evening for All Delegates

Free Evening for All Delegates

Venue

Ocean Terrace Inn
Wigley Ave., Fortlands, Bassterre, St. Kitts
+1-246-427-5242acharles / pembertonk @caribtourism.com

20Days
11Hours
18Mins
39Secs

Tickets

Local Delegates
150.00 USD

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CTO Government Members
500.00 USD

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CTO Allied & Affiliate Members
650.00 USD

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Non CTO Members
800.00 USD

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