Program

 

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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

Andrew McCarthy is a director, an award-winning travel writer, and—of course—an actor. He made his professional début at 19 while attending New York University as a theatre major in Class,...
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Andrew McCarthy

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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Annette Esquibel
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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Thema Ward
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...
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General Session II – S.M.A.R.T Destinations: Using Climate as an Opportunity

As the world continues to evolve, it provides the opportunity for us to take a step back and reevaluate where we are going as an industry. The threat of Climate...
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Loreto Duffy-Mayers
John Marcocchio
K. Denaye Hinds
Dr. Roché Mahon
12:40 - 13:50

Luncheon – All Delegates

Special Presentation – Students Colloquium

Hear from the winners of the Students’ Colloquium 2017 that took place at Caribbean Week -New York, from June 5 – 9. The Students Colloquium is a competition designed to...
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General Session III – 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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Diannille Taylor-Williams
Ena Harvey
Greg Phillip
Danker Kolijn

General Session IV – Risk Management for Sustainable Tourism

One of the main concerns for travelers is the safety and security of their person and property while travelling abroad. Our breathtaking beauty is the cornerstone of the Caribbean tourism...
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Issac Anthony
Dr. Lisa Indar
Hyacinth Armstrong-Vaughn
Elizabeth Riley

Stakeholders Speak Out

Stakeholders Speak Out

Free Evening / Movie Screening

Free Evening for All Delegates or Movie Screening

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 V – Moving Tourism Development Beyond National Borders

Strong relationships are key to enhancing brand visibility and recognition in the global marketplace. In this session, we look at the work being done by regional and international tourism partners...
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Kimberly Connaghan
Arno Boersma
Geoff Bolan

Special Presentation – Primary School Writing Competition Winners

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

Coffee Break & Viewing of Exhibition

Workshops – Group Sessions

Communicating Sustainability with Rob Holmes Learn how to market and promote your sustainability brand through authentic storytelling with award winning Rob Holmes.  This exciting and educational workshop explores key skill...
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Rob Holmes
Diana Ruiz

STAKEHOLDERS SPEAK OUT / WRAP UP

Stakeholders speak out / Wrap up

Study Tours (Lunch on Study Tour Site)

Brimstone Hill National Fortress 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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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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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