Program

Day 1
09 Oct 2017
Day 2
10 Oct 2017
Day 3
11 Oct 2017
Day 4
12 Oct 2017
Day 5
13 Oct 2017
Day 6
14 Oct 2017

Destination Press Briefings

Destination press briefings for the media.

CTO Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting of the CTO Executive Committee.

CTO Foundation Board Meeting

The main aim of the CTO Foundation is to provide opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in the areas of tourism, hospitality and language training. The Foundation selects individuals...
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Reception for Board, Ministers, Commissioners, Committee Members & Media

Reception for Board, Ministers, Commissioners and Committee Members and the media.

CTO Board of Directors Meeting

CTO Board of Directors Meeting. Coffee break available for sponsorship

Destination Tour for Members of the Media

Destination Tour for Members of the Media.

Luncheon for Ministers, Directors, Commissioners & Board of Directors

Luncheon for Ministers, Directors, Commissioners and Board of Directors. (Available for sponsorship).

Council of Tourism Ministers & Commissioners Meeting

Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners. Coffee Break available for Sponsorship.

Orientation ~ Travel Agents

Welcome, Orientation and Business Development Networking for Travel Agents.

Opening Ceremony

Opening ceremony.

Welcome Reception ~ All Delegates

Welcome reception for all delegates.

Keynote Address

Keynote Address for All Delegates.

Infusing Dynamism in Caribbean Tourism

For the third straight year, Caribbean tourism arrivals outpaced the global average, yet our share of the global market is not growing, remaining steady at 2.4 per cent. Meanwhile, new...
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11:00-11:25

Coffee Break

Who Are The New Explorers? Product Innovation

The ever changing travel demographic means tourism practitioners must forever adapt to the evolving needs of travellers. Be it Generation Z, the Fifties, New Female Traveller or Hipsters, tomorrow’s travellers...
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Luncheon ~ All Delegates

Luncheon for all delegates. Available for sponsorship.

Business Models that Rock!

As travel destinations and service operators seek to increase tourism intake, it is imperative that businesses design and deliver unique and authentic experiences that help them stand out from the...
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Turning Our Waters Into Goldmines – Investing in the Blue Economy

The contribution of the region’s marine resources to Caribbean economies is critically important, especially for small island developing states (SIDS) like those in the Caribbean, which have a narrow resource...
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Orientation ~ Caribbean Youth Congress Participants

Welcome, Orientation and Presentation Preview for Caribbean Youth Congress Participants. Students between the ages of 14 and 17 from CTO member countries are invited to participate in the Congress and...
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CTDC Board Meeting

CTDC Board meeting. 5:00pm-7:00pm.

Dinner ~ Media and Travel Agents

Dinner for Members of the Media and Travel Agents. Free Evening for All Other Delegates.

Reception for Government, Allied, Carrier and Affiliate Members

“Mix and Mingle” Reception for Government, Allied, Carrier and Affiliate Members. Available for Sponsorship.

Feature Address ~ All Delegates

Feature Address for all delegates.

Energizing the Brand: A Tourism Leadership Exchange

In this session ministers of tourism and other tourism leaders will share how they are infusing new and exciting experiences into their product offerings to captivate the new explorers.

Hotel Site Inspection & Luncheon ~ Travel Agents

Hotel Site Inspections and Luncheon for Travel  Agents.

Destination Tour for Members of the Media Continued (Optional)

Destination Tour for Members of the Media continued (optional).

Destination Tour for General Delegates

Destination Tour for General Delegates.

Luncheon & Destination Tour for Youth Congress Participants

Luncheon and Destination Tour for Youth Congress Participants

CTO Press Conference

CTO Press conference where the highlights of the business meetings and results of the elections will be announced.

Active Engagement: Riding the Technological Wave

The rapid rise of technology is pushing the travel industry professionals to be ever more creative in the way they engage visitors and enhance the experience. Increasingly, artificial intelligence is...
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10:15 -10:30

Coffee Break

Spicing Up the Caribbean Brand

The Caribbean is known globally as a melting pot of cultures, traditions, peoples and heritage. While there are unmistakably common threads among our regional tourism products, every Caribbean destination strives...
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Luncheon ~ All Delegates

Luncheon for all delegates.

Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

National “Junior Ministers of Tourism” comprising students between the ages of 14-17 research various facets of the tourism sector and share their vision for the future direction of regional tourism,...
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Stakeholder’s Speak Out

While the State of the Industry Conference features a wide range of leading experts who share examples of successful practices from which we can learn, the people who have a...
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Wrap Up Session

Wrap Up Session

Farewell Function ~ All Delegates

Farewell function for all delegates.
08:30 - 17:00

Media & Post Conference Tours