Program

Day 1
01 Oct 2018
Day 2
02 Oct 2018
Day 3
03 Oct 2018
Day 4
04 Oct 2018
Day 5
05 Oct 2018

Destination Press Briefings

Destination press briefings for the media.

CTO Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting of the CTO Executive Committee.

CTO Foundation Board of Directors Meeting and Elections

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 Ministers, Commissioners, Board and Committee Members

Reception for Ministers, Commissioners, Board and Committee Members. Venue:

Dinner for the Media

Dinner for the Media.

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 & Commissioners, Directors of Tourism and Board of Directors

Luncheon for Ministers and Commissioners and Directors of Tourism and Board of Directors.

Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers, Commissioners & Annual General Meeting

Meeting of the Council of Tourism Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism and Annual General Meeting

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony for All Delegates. Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, Prime Minister, Commonwealth of the Bahamas.  

Welcome Reception ~ All Delegates

Welcome Reception for All delegates.

Security Briefing

Security briefing.

Keynote Address

Keynote Address for All Delegates. Available for Sponsorship  

Building Better

The pursuit of an industry that is strong, vibrant, progressive and beneficial to all remains the primary focus of the Caribbean Tourism sector. In this context, it is imperative that...
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Hon. Dionisio James D’Aguilar
Jena Tesse Fox
Tom Hook
Russel L. Honoré
11:30-12:00

Coffee Break ~ All Delegates

Commoditization Without Exploitation

One of the greatest criticisms of the Caribbean tourism industry is the commoditization of the region’s human, cultural, and natural assets to the point of exploitation. Too pervasive is the...
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Senator The Honorable Jennifer Isaacs-Dotson
Dr. Marcia Burrowes
Eric Carey
Dr. Deborah Hickling Gordon
13:30 - 15:00

Luncheon ~ All Delegates

Modernizing the Experience

Using Technology to Enhance the Visitor Experience Rapidly developing technology is forcing every sector of the industry to shift their approaches to visitors, and to create their own definition of...
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Noreen Henry
Ed Limon
Kristie Powell
Casey Davy

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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Dinner ~ Members of the Media

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

Feature Address for All Delegates: Aviation – The Sky is the Limit

Feature Address for all delegates. Aviation – The Sky is the Limit. Available for Sponsorship.
Martin Copeland
Tracey Cooper
Diane Shurland
Trevor Sadler
Susan Michael
09:30 - 10:00

Coffee Break ~ All Delegates

Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

The Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress is an integral part of CTO’s annual tourism conference and is a regional activity involving students between the ages of 14-17 from CTO member countries....
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Luncheon and Destination Tour ~ Caribbean Youth Congress Participants

Luncheon and Destination Tour for Caribbean Youth Congress Participants  

Destination Tour for General Delegates and Members of Media

Destination Tour for General Delegates and Members of the Media.

Wellness Retreat Program

The Caribbean Wellness Retreat includes four days and three nights of various wellness activities, created from our original DNA of life, living from the roots of our soul and spirit....
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CTO Press Conference

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

Networking & Election of Allied Members to the CTO Board of Directors

Networking and Election of Allied members to the CTO Board of Directors.

Developing the Luxury Wellness Product

The Caribbean’s appeal as a region for wellness is undeniable, with countless events, activities and experiences to help visitors renew mind, body and spirit. However, we must go beyond offering...
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Beverly Maloney-Fischback
Tricia Greenaway
10:30-11:00

Coffee Break ~ All Delegates

Embracing The Caribbean – A Region of Roots

The long and profound colonial history of the Caribbean has resulted in a cultural hybridity of an intensity and complexity that is unrivalled in any other part of the world....
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Rowena Poitier-Sutherland
Zoila Ellis Browne
Diane Warmsley
Dr. Iamei Aowmathi
Erol Josue
12:30-14:00

Luncheon ~ All Delegates

Wrap Up Session

Wrap Up Session Presenter: Samantha Rodriguez, Conference Anchor

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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Anna Bancroft
Janet Silvera
Jacqueline Johnson
Russell Miller

Farewell Function ~ All Delegates

Farewell function for all delegates.