The international trends consultant, Daniel Levine, will deliver the keynote address at the State of the Industry Conference, which takes place in Martinique from October 15-18.
Named the "Ultimate Guru of Cool" by the American television news network, CNN, Levine is the executive director of the Avant-Guide Institute (AGI), a New York-based trends consultancy for travel and consumer marketing, where he leads a team of over 8,000 international "trend hunters" who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. He will speak on the topic, “Delivering More Perfect Visitor Experiences - How to turn Authenticity into Greater Visitor Numbers”.
The State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC) is one of the Caribbean’s leading tourism conferences, bringing together decision-makers from the public and private sectors, academics, travel professionals and journalists from the region and around the world. At this year’s event, themed, “Perfecting the Experience; Delivering Authenticity,” delegates will explore a range of elements that are critical to the development and success of the sector in the region. These include training and education, service quality, standards, visitor satisfaction, and community involvement.
The conference will be preceded by a series of business meetings, including the meetings of the board of directors and the Council of Ministers and Commissioners of Tourism at Hotel La Pagerie, on the Isle of Flowers, Martinique.