About STC 2024

The Caribbean Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development, popularly known as the Sustainable Tourism Conference (STC) is the Caribbean region’s premier event for high-level networking and regional dialogue on sustainable tourism development and provides a platform for tourism policy makers, private sector stakeholders, thought leaders and strategic partners, to discuss the issues, challenges and opportunities confronting the future of Caribbean tourism.

Thematic Brief

The conference will shine a spotlight on the essential pillars that are crucial for fostering a legacy, that is both transformational and regenerative, under the theme, “The 5 Ps for a Legacy of Caribbean Tourism SustainabilityPeople, Planet, Prosperity, Purpose & Partnership.” Read the Conference Thematic Brief.

Who should attend STC-2024?

  • High-level Tourism Authorities
  • Private Sector Executives
  • Sustainability Leaders, Tourism Planners and Policymakers
  • Tourism-related Industry Professionals
  • Regional and International Media
  • Tourism and Sustainable Development Partners
  • Academia and Students
  • Other Public and Private Sectors Stakeholders related to Tourism and Ancillary Sectors

The STC features three days of interactive engagements with presentations by subject-matter experts, moderated panel discussions, Q & A segments, thematic break-out sessions, master classes, experiential field trips, and the presentation ceremony for CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Awards. Optional Pre- and post-destination tours are also offered.

About Grenada

Grenada, the spice of the Caribbean, a Tri-island nation comprising Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, is the host of the Caribbean’s Sustainable Tourism Conference -STC 2024! This enticing gem, which has gained renown for its unspoilt natural beauty, also offers a rich cultural heritage, delectable cuisine and world class yachting and dive sector.

Grenada’s tourism product embraces socially and environmentally responsible development, which is epitomized by market positioning under the ‘Pure Grenada’ brand. This underpins Grenada’s tourism development efforts and marketing focus, positioning the Tri-island nation as “off-the-beaten path,” and a haven for the discerning travel explorer. The three destinations of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique encapsulate everything that is authentic, untouched and undiscovered, in essence – Pure.

The STC will be held from April 22-24, 2024, on the cusp of the 10-year anniversary of the ‘Pure Grenada’ brand which was launched in February 2014. The conference also coincides with Earth Day celebrated April 22 every year. Click here for information on how to get to Grenada and visa requirements.

VENUE

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Grand Anse Beach, Grand Anse, St. George’s

              

Day 1
21 Apr 2024
Day 2
22 Apr 2024
Day 3
23 Apr 2024
Day 4
24 Apr 2024
Day 5
25 Apr 2024
Day 6
26 Apr 2024

Host Country Media Breakfast & Tour

Destination tour for media and select others. Host Country Media Breakfast and Orientation sponsored by:  

Conference Registration

Conference Registration

Host Country Reception (Invitation Only)

Dress: Semi-Formal Sponsored by Silver Sands Hotel & Resorts.  

Opening Ceremony & Facilities Briefing

Opening Ceremony and Facilities Briefing.
Dona Regis-Prosper

Keynote Speaker

Adam Stewart is a graduate and also a board member of The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University in Miami. He is the dynamic Executive...
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Adam Stewart
10:00-10:30

Coffee Break (Craft Markets, Exhibits)

General Session I: Planet

General Session I: Planet — Preserving Paradise – Nurturing Nature for a Sustainable Future The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans from all walks of life to...
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Christopher Corbin
Rosana John
Giselle Carr
Maria Fowell
Michael Russek
Maxine Welsh

General Session II: People

People: Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: Harnessing Equity, Education, and Empowerment in Tourism  The session will explore the pivotal role of nurturing diversity, fostering equity, ensuring inclusion, and advancing education within...
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Melnecia Marshall
Tonni Brodber
acolla lewis
Dr. Acolla Lewis-Cameron
Amrita Bhalla
Christopher Lee
richard young
Richard Young
13:00-14:00

Luncheon – All Delegates (April 22)

General Session III – Destination Grenada

Indigenous Excellence – Championing Community, Country and Congruence with Destination Grenada As Grenada celebrates 50 years of Independence in 2024, this session aims to highlight the modern Indigenous Excellence that the nation has...
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Petra Roach
Dr. Angus Friday
 Dr. Guido Marcelle
Tiffany Geer
Phil Saye
15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break (Craft Market & Exhibits)

Master Class

Building Resilience Across the 5P’s: Strategies for Tourism Resilience & Competitiveness This dynamic session is intended to explore strategies to bolster resilience within the Caribbean tourism sector, focusing on three...
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Prof. Lloyd G. Waller
Barry Collymore
Dr. Deborah Brown
Dr. Roché Mahon

Day One Wrap Up

Day One Wrap Up  

Cultural Extravaganza & Cocktail Reception

Welcome Function – Cultural Extravaganza and Cocktail Reception (all delegates) at Grenada’s Spice & Craft Market, Grande Anse.

Market & Industry Insights panel

The Market & Industry Insights Panel serves as a dynamic platform, convening experts from the primary source markets for the Caribbean and key industry stakeholders to offer perspectives on policies,...
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rich pruitt
Rich Pruitt
Frank Comito
Dr. Allison Taylor Walker
Kendra Hopkin-Stewart
Hannah Swift
Carol Rose

Ministerial Round-Table

Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on Cooperation and Intersectoral Linkages (Fireside chat) This fireside chat will feature spirited contributions from three Ministers of the Government of Grenada, where modern challenges and solutions that are...
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Hon. Adrian Thomas

General Session IV: Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity for Sustainable Futures: Sustainable Tourism Financing Donors’ Round-table This round-table is an illustrious gathering of the primary donor agencies, regional and international development organizations and financial institutions...
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Wayne Elliott
Dr. Louise Twining-Ward
Chris McNair
amanda charles cto
Amanda Charles
Petipha Lewis
Dr. Stacy Richards-Kennedy
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break (Craft Markets, Exhibits)

General Session V: Purpose

Purpose Driven Tourism: Uniting Purpose with Passion for Sustainable Tourism This session brings together industry leaders, stakeholders, and enthusiasts to explore the intersection of purpose and passion in sustainable travel....
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Kitaka Mawuto
alicia johnson
Alicia Johnson
Michael Carabash
kirpa Grewal
Kirpa Grewal
Dr. Thérèse Yarde
Russ Fielden

General Session VI: Partnership

Synergizing Sustainability: Fostering Public, Private, and Community Partnerships in Tourism The session was designed to explore the transformative potential of multi-stakeholder partnerships in advancing sustainability within the tourism industry. With...
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Michael Akin
Marc Melville
Glenn Mandzuik
Annie Bertrand
Kennedy Pemberton
Trevor Jonas Benson
MICHELLE MASON
13:30 - 14:30

Luncheon – All Delegates

Master Class – FU-Tech Tourism

Fu-Tech Tourism: Demystifying the Myths and Exploring the Risks, Benefits and New Opportunities  In this enlightening session, we delve into the fascinating world of future technology (Fu-Tech) and its transformative...
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Stacey Hines
Ed Limon
Orlando Romain
Kyle Maloney
15:45 - 16:00

Coffee Break (Craft Market & Exhibits)

Convergence Point

Bridging Perspectives for Future Tourism This session culminates the plenary sessions, and was designed to bridge diverse perspectives, stimulate dialogue and act as a catalyst for action towards shaping the...
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Hon. Oneidge Walrond
Shelley Worrell
Krisma McDonald
Tenille Clarke
Aria Laidlow-Ferdinand
rodney payne
Rodney Payne

Conference Wrap Up

Conference wrap up.

Closing Function (All Delegates): CTO and Host Country Tourism Awards Presentation

The CTO Sustainable Tourism 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...
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Destination Study Tours

Destination Study Tours

Lunch Onboard & Sustainability Showcase Explorer of the Seas

The CTO extends its heartfelt gratitude to Royal Caribbean International for their generous support as the featured sponsor of #STC2024. We are excited to invite all attendees to join us...
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Dine Around

Free evening for delegates. Click here to view the list, in no specific order, of recommended local restaurants for dining (pdf). 

Media & Post Conference Tours

Media tours/engagement and post conference tours (optional). Click this link to view and book the tour: https://www.puregrenada.com/cto-post-conference-tours/  

Post Conference Tours (optional)

Click this link to view and book the tour: https://www.puregrenada.com/cto-post-conference-tours/

WE THANK OUR STC PARTNERS AND SPONSORS!

RCCL

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What Past Attendees Liked About STC

“The interaction between all representatives of member states who are directly involved in Sustainable Tourism. I also appreciated the workshop on communicating sustainability.”

Vashti Ramsey-Casimir, Ministry of Tourism, Antigua & Barbuda

“The overall concept and the presenters were well thought out and the topics chosen thought provoking.”

Ann Marie, Breeze Travel