Program

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Day 1
26 Aug 2019
Day 2
27 Aug 2019
Day 3
28 Aug 2019
Day 4
29 Aug 2019
Day 5
30 Aug 2019

STTC Meet and Greet Breakfast Meeting

STTC Meet and Greet Breakfast Meeting

Host Country Media Breakfast Press Conference

Host Country Media Breakfast Press Conference

Media Tours

Destination tour for Media, CTO Staff and select others.
10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break

CBT Masterclass

Community Tourism Master Class

Welcome Reception

For all delegates. Venue TBA

Opening Ceremony

Facilities briefing and Opening Ceremony Forum Anchor – Faylene Scrubb-King, COO, St Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority.

Keynote Address

Keynote address – Setting the Context

General Session I – Development Models for Social Integration

This session takes a practical look at working models that successfully merge tourism development with livelihood creation and eco-conscious destination management. It will introduce the idea of social entrepreneurship as...
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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break – 1

General Session II – Community Based Tourism Driving Tourism – Innovations & Experiences

As the Caribbean continues its push for inclusive tourism development, the need for product diversification and differentiation that enhances community participation and benefit is of utmost importance in creating a...
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12:45-14:00

Luncheon – All Delegates

General Session III – Host Country Showcase – Destination St. Vincent and the Grenadines

This session is an opportunity for the host country to share its sustainability story, showcase the diversity of its tourism product and experiences and illustrate its unique selling point, as...
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15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break – 2

Working Group Activity – 1

Discuss in Groups and Develop a Pledge for each of the Session Topics/ Thematic areas for STC 2019 The pledge should seek to capture the essence of an ideal Caribbean...
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17:00 - 20:00

Free Evening for All Delegates

All day Study Tours with Luncheon

All day Study Tours with luncheon.

Free Evening For All Delegates

Free Evening for All Delegates.

CTO Press Conference

Unveiling the new CSTPF/DRM Guide Conference Outcomes and Caribbean Tourism Updates

General Session IV – The Caring Economy: People, Planet and Profits

The core of sustainability is an equitable balance between the needs of our society, our environment and our economy, a relationship which must be honoured and respected if true Caribbean...
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10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break – 3

General Session V – Transformation for Tourism Evolution

We live in an age where significant advantages come from adaptive innovations and the creative use of market disruptions. Notably, local tourism players are largely categorized as micro, small and...
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12:15 - 13:30

Luncheon – All Delegates

General Session VI – Conservation Matters, Nurturing Our Nature

The Caribbean is known for the diversity of its assets including pristine natural environments, a plethora of endemic flora, fauna and coral species and spectacular landscapes, which are the foundation...
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Working Group Activity – 2

Discuss in Groups and Develop a Pledge for each of the Session Topics/ Thematic areas for STC 2019 The pledge should seek to capture the essence of an ideal Caribbean...
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15:45 - 16:00

Coffee break – 4

General Session VII – Stakeholders Speak Out

An open forum where delegates can share their views, ventilate ideas and discuss disruptions, issues and trends reshaping the tourism industry. Possible ‘Hot Button’ issues include: (a) Overtourism vs the...
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17:00 - 17:30

Conference Wrap Up

Closing Function – All Delegates: CTO Sustainable Tourism Awards Presentation 2019

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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Post Conference Tour – optional

Post Conference Tour – optional.