June 16 – 21, 2024:  InterContinental New York Times Square

CARIBBEAN WEEK
NEW YORK

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Join Us Connecting the Globe, Celebrating Diversity

From June 16 to 21, 2024, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) brings the magic of the Caribbean to the heart of New York City for Caribbean Week!

Insights

Join industry leaders for insightful discussions, workshops, and strategic dialogues shaping the Caribbean's tourism landscape.

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Renowned Speakers

Hear from the minds shaping the future of tourism. Gain practical skills and knowledge at insightful workshops and sessions.

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Networking

Meet the who's who of Caribbean tourism and connect with decision-makers to build lasting relationships and explore new opportunities.

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Celebrate

Immerse yourself in cultural events, including the prestigious Caribbean Media Awards and a celebration of the region's spirited cricket heritage.

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Learn from Industry Leaders Event Speakers

I. Chester Cooper

Deputy Prime Minister, The Bahamas

Kenneth Bryan

Chairman, CTO, & Minister of Tourism & Ports, Cayman Islands

Rosa Harris

Chairman, CTO Board of Directors, Caribbean Week in NY Spokesperson, Director, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism

Marie McKenzie

Senior V.P., Govt & Destination Affairs, Carnival Corporation

Jose Freig

Vice President International Operations American Airlines

Wendy McDonald

Regional V.P., Government Relations, Caribbean, Royal Caribbean Group

Chart a Course for Success

Caribbean Travel Trends, Artificial Intelligence

Explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Caribbean business and tourism marketing. This dynamic workshop will equip you with the knowledge to leverage data and AI for marketing success.

Programme Learn. Inspire. Discuss.

Network with industry leaders, learn cutting-edge skills and help shape the future of the industry.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration

All day registration

All day registration starts at 10:00 am.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sunday Service

Church Event

Lenox Road Baptist Church

1356 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast

Delegate Networking Breakfast & Registration

Delegate Networking Breakfast & Registration sponsored by:

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9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors Meeting

CTO Board of Directors Meeting (Board Members Only)

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9:00 AM - 11:30 PM Ministers’ Forum (Leveraging Artificial Intelligence)

Ministers' Forum (Leveraging Artificial Intelligence)

Join the Minister's Forum on Leveraging Artificial Intelligence during Caribbean Week in New York!

While branded for Ministers, this event is open to everyone. Featuring leading AI experts and government ministers, the forum will explore AI’s profound impact on the travel and tourism sector.

Attendees will gain insights into how AI transforms customer experiences, enhances operational efficiency, and drives innovation. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to harness AI for regional growth and development.

Kenneth Bryan

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I. Chester Cooper

edmund bartlett

Edmund Bartlett

stacy cox

Stacy Cox

femi anthony

Femi Anthony

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Networking Coffee Break sponsored by:

adara

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12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Jean Holder Scholarship Fund Luncheon

Jean Holder Scholarship Fund Luncheon

The aim of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Scholarship Foundation is to provide opportunities for Caribbean nationals to pursue studies in tourism and tourism-related disciplines, hospitality and language training.

The Scholarship Foundation selects from among the applicants individuals who demonstrate high levels of achievement and leadership both within and outside the classroom and who express a strong desire to make a positive contribution to the development of the Caribbean.

The CTO Scholarship Foundation offers tuition-only scholarships and grants. Recipients may pursue their studies within or outside the region.

This year, the following scholarships and grants are being offered:

The Jean Holder Memorial Scholarship

The Audrey Palmer Hawks Memorial Scholarship

The Arley Sobers Memorial Scholarship

The Bonita Morgan Memorial Scholarship

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Joseph Boschulte

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Council of Ministers Meeting

Council of Ministers Meeting

(Ministers, Directors of Tourism and Permanent Secretaries Only).

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2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Caribbean Excellence: Shaping Service Standards in the Region

Caribbean Excellence: Shaping Service Standards in the Region

This essential forum invites industry leaders, stakeholders, and professionals to convene and discuss the role of service standards in shaping the Caribbean’s hospitality landscape. By exploring best practices and innovative approaches to addressing challenges and opportunities, and identifying strategies for enhancing service quality and guest satisfaction, participants will benefit from collaborative learning, knowledge sharing, and collective action.

Ultimately, the session aims to inspire and empower delegates to uphold the highest service standards, elevate the region’s reputation as a premier tourism destination, and drive sustainable growth across the Caribbean hospitality sector.

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Bill Clegg

Joan Leacock

barry collymore

Barry Collymore

kashmie ali

Kashmie Ali

marcia james

Marcia James

7:15 AM - 9:00 AM Women’s Leadership Breakfast Awards (By Invitation Only)

Women’s Leadership Breakfast Awards (By Invitation Only)

Support the Women's Leadership Breakfast Awards during Caribbean Week in New York. The ceremony will honor exceptional women in Caribbean tourism leadership across three distinguished categories:

Director of Tourism Award 2024: Recognizes a female Director of Tourism for visionary leadership, destination growth, and regional commitment, selected by her peers.

Minister of Tourism Award 2024: Honors a female Minister of Tourism demonstrating similar excellence, chosen by fellow Ministers.

Secretary-General’s Distinguished Service Award: Celebrates a female leader with over 20 years of service, notable contributions to regional tourism, and inspirational support to other women in the industry, selected by the Secretary-General.

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Dona Regis-Prosper

Hayley Matthews

rosa harris

Rosa Harris

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Audrey Irvine – Keynote

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Delegate Networking Breakfast

Delegate Networking Breakfast

Delegate Networking Breakfast

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9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Caribbean Airlift Forum

Caribbean Airlift Forum

The Caribbean Airlift Forum offers a comprehensive platform for addressing challenges and opportunities related to air transportation to, from and within the Caribbean region.

Participants will discuss topics such as route development, aviation competitiveness, partnerships, infrastructure investment, regulatory frameworks, and driving market demand.

By fostering dialogue among airlines, airports, tourism authorities, aviation ministries, and other stakeholders, the forum aims to drive innovation, enhance connectivity, and optimize Caribbean air travel accessibility.

rosa harris

Rosa Harris

chester cooper

I. Chester Cooper

jose freig

Jose Freig

david appleby

David Appleby

Valérie Damaseau

haydn hughes

Haydn Hughes

phillip baynard

Philippe Bayard

jonathon kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman

Brian Mingo

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Networking Coffee Break

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11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Gateway Connections

Gateway Connections

This session will delve into the intricate relationship between Caribbean countries and New York as a prominent tourism gateway.

The discussion will elucidate how cultural exchange, economic ties, and historical legacies shape tourism flows between the Caribbean and New York City. Panelists will examine the significance of Caribbean diaspora communities in New York as both contributors to and beneficiaries of tourism, emphasizing the multifaceted impact on local economies and cultural landscapes.

Strategies for fostering sustainable partnerships that promote mutual understanding, economic development, and cultural enrichment between these interconnected regions will also be explored.  

christopher browne

Christopher Browne

evan rogers

Evan Rogers

Frederick A Morton Jr.

Isabel de Caires

Isabel de Caires

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Building Bridges Luncheon

Building Bridges: Caribbean & African American Marketing Luncheon

This engaging panel focuses on strengthening connections between Caribbean tourism stakeholders, the African American community, and the Caribbean Diaspora. The panel is dedicated to exploring innovative marketing strategies and fostering collaborative opportunities that deepen cultural ties and propel tourism growth. Hear from industry leaders as they share insights on engaging these key markets and shed light on emerging trends in this vital cross-cultural exchange.

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Melissa Noel

irwin clare

Irwine Clare OD

Jacqueline Nwobu

Jacqueline Nwobu

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Focus Group: Building Sustainable & Resilient Caribbean Destination Policies

Focus Group: Building Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean Destination Policies

Focus Group: Building Sustainable and Resilient Caribbean Destination Policies (By Invitation Only)

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Travel Trade Marketing Breakfast

Travel Trade Marketing Opportunity Breakfast

Engage with travel advisors and companies to explore promotional opportunities for the Caribbean. This session aims to strengthen partnerships and enhance marketing strategies, boosting the region's visibility and appeal. Learn about effective partnerships, innovative campaigns, and leveraging travel trade networks to attract more visitors.

 

Garth Laird

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Networking Coffee Break

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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PR & Crisis Comm. Workshop

Public Relations & Crisis Communications Workshop

Featuring industry experts and leaders from prominent PR firms, this workshop will explore effective public relations strategies and crisis management techniques with a strong emphasis on reputational management. Attendees will gain insights into best practices for protecting and enhancing the image of Caribbean destinations. Interactive sessions will offer practical tools to prepare for and respond to crises, ensuring a resilient and positive public perception.

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Lisa-Ann Joseph

jennifer mcguire

Jennifer Maguire

cessie cerrato

Cessie Cerrato

marie theodore

Marie “Driven” Theodore

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Smart Destination Management Luncheon

Smart Destination Management Luncheon

During Caribbean Week in New York, the Smart Destination Management Workshop equips Caribbean tourism stakeholders with cutting-edge strategies and tools for effective destination management. Explore innovative approaches to sustainability, technology integration, safety and security, smart marketing, and resilience. Learn how to avoid economic leakages by fostering linkages and community integration. Industry experts will lead interactive sessions, providing insights and practical solutions tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities within the Caribbean tourism landscape.

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Josephine Connolly

jeremony jones

Jeremy Jones

chelsea collier

Chelsea Collier

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Cricket Watch Party

Cricket Watch Party

Cricket Watch Party (Location TBA)

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7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Networking Breakfast & Registration

Delegate Networking Breakfast & Registration

Delegate Networking Breakfast & Registration

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9:00 AM – 10:15 AM Caribbean Business & Tourism Marketing Symposium

Caribbean Business & Tourism Marketing Symposium

Opening Remarks

Rosa Harris, Chairman CTO Board of Directors, Caribbean Week in New York Spokesperson and Director of Tourism, Cayman Islands

Leveraging Data for Marketing

This session will focus on how Caribbean destination marketers and researchers can leverage data effectively.

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Rosa Harris

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Stan Ivankovic

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Coffee Break

Coffee Break

Networking Coffee Break

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10:30 AM – 12:30 PM Caribbean Business & Tourism Marketing Symposium Continues

Caribbean Business & Tourism Marketing Symposium Continues

Caribbean Travel Trends: Attracting High-Value Visitors with Media Investments

The stage will be set with up-to-the-minute Caribbean travel trends to help inform destination marketing and align experiences with current consumer preferences.

Marketing to MICE in 2024: What Destinations Need to Know

This session will highlight the unique opportunities and challenges within the Caribbean region and equip tourism professionals with tools to build a compelling MICE brand and effectively engage planners through innovative marketing methods.

The Importance of Latin America for the Caribbean: Strategic Insights and Opportunities

This session will explore the growing importance of Latin America for Caribbean tourism, highlighting the benefits of attending road shows, conferences, and other key events in the region.

Unlocking the Potential: The Growth of the Cruise Sector and Government Partnerships

This session will explore why fostering closer relationships with the cruise sector is essential for governments to harness its full economic potential.

Bonnie Borkin

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Danny Cohanpour

jackie santiago

Jackie Santiago

claudine pohl

Claudine Pohl

marie mckenzie

Marie McKenzie

wendy mcdonald

Wendy McDonald

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Media Awards Luncheon

Caribbean Media Awards Luncheon

The Caribbean Media Awards Luncheon is scheduled to take place amidst the vibrant celebrations of Caribbean Week in New York. During the event, journalists and influencers whose work has significantly contributed to the promotion of Caribbean tourism are recognized and honored. Submissions from public relations agencies, member countries, and the journalistic community are evaluated, and the winners celebrated.

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Kenneth Bryan

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM CTO Executive Committee Meeting

CTO Executive Committee Meeting

CTO Executive Committee Meeting

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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Media Marketplace

Media Marketplace

The Media Marketplace brings together Caribbean tourism representatives and media representatives, including trade, consumer and diaspora outlets. During one-on-one meetings, destinations can showcase their unique attractions, cultural offerings, and tourism initiatives directly to members of the media, while pitching story ideas and cultivating relationships that drive positive coverage and promotion of the Caribbean.

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7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Cricket Watch Party

Cricket Ceremony & Watch Party

S’Aimer NYC 338 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

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Kenneth Bryan

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Neil Walters

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Joel Garner

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INFO UPDATE Latest News

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CNN Journalist to Headline Women’s Leadership Breakfast at Caribbean Week

NEW YORK (June 10, 2024) – Emmy award-winning journalist Audrey Irvine of CNN will headline the inaugural

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West Indies Cricket Legend Joel Garner to be Honored at

NEW YORK (June 6, 2024) – West Indies cricket legend Joel “Big Bird” Garner is set to

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Bahamas, I. Chester Cooper, to

NASSAU, The Bahamas (6 June 2024) – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (BMOTIA) is excited

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