Program

 Click on the session names to read full descriptions about the event. Download calendar (pdf), updated Dec 8, 2017

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

Gregory McKenzie TV Presenter and Reporter, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Respond, Rebuild, Recover Having spent more than 15 years working for the BBC Gregory is one of the most creative...
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Greg McKenzie

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. ...
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Tricia Greaux
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...
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Angela Burnett
Dr. Halla Sahely
Dr. Ulric Trotz
Danker Kolijn

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...
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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...
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Buddha Jezu-Maria
Ena Harvey
Greg Phillip
Geoff Bolan

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...
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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...
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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,...
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Kimberly Carr-Tobias
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...
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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...
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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...
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Lieutenant General Russel Honoré
Gina Sanguinetti Phillips
Dr. Yves R. Personna
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...
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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...
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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...
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Coffee Break

Coffee break

Welcome & Introductions

CDB Presentation, CTO Presentation  

Introduction and Presentation of ST Consultant

Introduction and Presentation of ST Consultant – Discussion and Feedback
12:30 - 13:30

Luncheon – All Delegates

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations Focus Group Activity

CDB Project Stakeholder Consultations – Focus Group Activity    

Regional linkages for Tourism and DRM

Regional linkages for Tourism and DRM – EKACDM Initiative – Stakeholder Engagement

Open Dialogue & Working Coffee Break

Open dialogue and working coffee break.

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...
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Free Evening for All Delegates

Free Evening for All Delegates