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Caribbean Week in New York

April 18, 2012 By: Danielle Stepongzi

Organized by the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO),  Caribbean Week in New York combines business sessions with consumer-oriented events featuring food, fashion, entertainment, and networking opportunities.  

Along with meetings and seminars for Ministers of Tourism, Directors of Tourism, National Tourist Office representatives and other key tourism and hospitality officials from across the Caribbean, activities include the Rum & Rhythm Benefit which raises funds for the CTO Foundation, and a media marketplace which draws travel writers from across North America.

Guests experience Caribbean culture with performances by dancers, stilt walkers, singers and other entertainers representing traditional Caribbean Carnival celebrations.

The week-long activities include:
Sunday, June 3, 5-9 pm - Gospel Celebration: A Tribute to Caribbean Unity
Monday, June 4, 9 am -12 pm - Workshop for NTOs
Monday, June 4, 6-9 pm - Workshop for Travel Agents
Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8 - Celebrity Chef Program
Tuesday, June 5, 2:30-4:30 pm - Student Colloquium
Tuesday, June 5, 6-8 pm - Caribbean Diaspora Forum
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 - 10 am - Investment Power Forum
Wednesday, June 6, 10 am - 7 pm - Caribbean Travel & Cultural Fair, Wedding and Vacation Mart at Grand Central Terminal
Thursday, June 7, 4-6 pm - Caribbean Media Marketplace
Friday, June 8, 8 am - 2:30 pm - Allied Marketing Conference & Awards Luncheon
Friday, June 8, 6:30-10:30 pm - Rum and Rhythm Benefit
Saturday, June 9, 11 am - 10 pm - Caribbean Fashion, Art and Trade Expo

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By Danielle Stepongzi | April 18, 2012
June 3 - 9, the Caribbean comes to New York City with performances, meetings, seminars and a media marketplace.
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