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August 30, 2016

Sightings: Opening Night at Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange

L-R: Jennelyn Popoter, Ashley McGovern, Samantha Nicastro, Jennifer Rosen, Victoria Hoehn from Questex Travel Group

Questex Travel Group just kicked off the seventh annual Caribbean Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) at the Hilton Barbados Resort. Here’s an inside look at the opening night of the event:

L-R: Carmelita Xavier, ACE DMC /Solar Tours St. Lucia; Danielle Bellerose, Buyer, Conference Direct; Sepra Harrow, ACE DMC /Solar Tours St. Lucia
Petra Roach, director of the U.S. for the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI)
L-R: Louise Hall-Reider, LHRco, Lorraine Rennie, Manulife, Meredith Lind, CWT M&E, Peggy Hedditch, CWT M&E
Cynthia Paez, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini

From left: Michael Kohlmaier from Melia Hotels International; Ricardo Bethel, St. Martin Tourism Board; and Petra Roach and Neville Boxill, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. On right: John McMahon, Questex Travel Group
Starting second from left: Pam Spanjer, Meetings Plus; Willie Chin, Sam Lord’s Castle, a Wyndham Resort; Roberta de Grandis, Lets Go Travel
George Stanfield, general manager, Hilton Barbados Resort

Richard Sealy, Barbados minister of tourism and international transport
L-R: John McMahon; Petra Roach; Richard Sealy
On left: Flo Miniscloux, Extraordinary Events; on right: Anna Cellerove, MTC Global

On tap for this year’s event is a new education session presented by Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Jessie States, manager of professional development for MPI will present “Meetings Outlook: A Deep Dive into the Latest Business” on Wednesday, August 31 where she will review the forecast for events in the coming year, including budget, attendance, and business conditions; delve into trends that matter, and discuss with the audience how they will affect their future meetings.

Suppliers at the event represent cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and sought-after incentive destinations, hotels, resorts and spas across the globe. 

Sponsors include Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Aruba Convention Bureau, Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc., Cool Runnings, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, Elegant Hotels, Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Goddard’s Catering Group, Hilton Barbados Resort, Hyatt Zilara & Hyatt Ziva Brands, Jamaica Tourist Board, Jammin, JetBlue, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Melia Hotels International, Meeting Professionals International, Ocean 2, ProColombia, Sam Lord’s Castle, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Silvermoon, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, Sunlinc, Tiami Cruises, The Boatyard, The Crane Beach Hotel, The Westin Grand Cayman, Wyndham Grand Property.

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