Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett and Director of Tourism John Lynch headline the list of confirmed speakers for the 19th Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Tourism, set to take place in Jamaica’s capital, Kingston, from September 30 to October 4.
The four-day conference with the theme "Tourism: Linkages for Growth" has attracted interest from top-level media from across the region, North America and Europe.
As tourism stakeholders gather to examine the Caribbean’s primary industry, Bartlett, who will deliver the luncheon keynote on October 3, believes such a dialogue is critical to enhanced communication flow between the fourth estate and tourism officials.
Lynch, who also serves as chairman of the Jamaica Tourist Board will address the opening session of the conference on October 1. Lynch said in a written release, “the capital city’s hosting of this important conference demonstrates the diversity of our tourism product which is not just about leisure travel but also business.”
Since 2001, CMEx has produced 18 conferences and symposia throughout the Caribbean and North America to underscore the value of the region's largest industry, tourism, in improving the health, education, culture, environment and wealth of Caribbean communities.