MEDIA MAVENS CMEx BOUND IN SAINT LUCIA

MEDIA MAVENS CMEx BOUND IN SAINT LUCIA

Media mavens and communications
connoisseurs, most of them women, are planning to converge on Saint Lucia to
discuss climate change and tourism outreach to multicultural communities in
December.
Several top communications specialists from the Caribbean, North America and
Europe are offering messages of hope and encouragement as tourism rebounds from
the global recession in time for the 18thCaribbean Media Exchange
on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx) slated for Saint Lucia from December 3 to 7,
2009.
Organizers of the meeting – which attracts travel, tourism, media and government
leaders, along with development specialists and the youth – have announced
respected public relations counsel and New York University Professor Gail
Moaney of Ruder Finn leads an impressive line-up of top class communicators.
Included are author and motivational speaker Karen Taylor Bass; former CNN vice
president and Environmental Editor Barbara Pyle; Image consultant Patrice
DaCosta; Lisa-Ann Joseph of Reputation Management Caribbean; social media
strategist Pam Perry; Puerto Rican PR professional Nelly Cruz as well as
award-winning television executive producer Nancy Gilligan of New York’s Barefoot
Agency.
“Our top communicators are hard-working professionals who just happen to
be women,” said CMEx Director Lelei LeLaulu, who noted the stellar line-up will
help CMEx delegates and tourism stakeholders sharpen their skills “as we go
inside the newsroom and public relations cubicles to share perspectives which
will ultimately propel Caribbean tourism forward.”
Joining the stellar female cast will be CNN Operations Manager Clayton Sizemore;
Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union Patrick Cozier;
and the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s Johnson Johnrose who has been working
recently with both Caribbean reporters and
tourism executives to hone their communications craft.
“We have been overwhelmed by the response to CMEx over the past several weeks,”
said Dr. Basil Springer, who serves on the CMEx Board of Directors. “It looks
like we are in shape for an excellent meeting in December which has attracted
strong local, regional and international interest, including a youth
contingent,” Dr. Springer noted, adding that with less than two months to go,
the intimate networking exchange is approaching “full capacity”.
Also confirmed to address CMEx in December will be the island’s Minister of
Tourism and Civil Aviation Senator Allen Chastanet; McHale Andrew, executive
vice president of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association; Enrique De
Marchena Kaluche, President of the Caribbean Hotel Association; Puerto Rico
tourism consultant Terestella González Denton; Fernando William, Chairman of
intra-regional commuter carrier WINAIR; Dr. Noel Brown, president of the
Friends of the United Nations; and Dr. Robin Andersen, Professor of
Environmental Studies at Fordham University.
The theme for the December meeting is “Multicultural Marketing: A Climate
for Change.” Underlying the provocative presentations and lively
discussion is how tourism can improve the health, wealth, education,
environment and culture of destinations in a “climate-friendly
fashion”, as delegates examine how to “climate proof” Caribbean
tourism as well as build resilience into a recessionary environment.
A draft agenda is being updated here:
http://www.caribbeanmediaexchange.com/Default.aspx?tabid=453 [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102761411394&s=10950&e=001hYd4VGC3LV-nvisICLvdQXi8DBrPAzRl8UgYW9ZiGV82F2lfoqXE8CqqlK5tLCD3vjK3E9vQqOjMUc3vmky5sAS0kNC01onIsKxkbMjBxybtEjLnGtSS7ak0uwgpygGDrXaPOUhwWzyEyUhygVh1JMrgl_FCJQlTL6BgEBYm84w=]
The General Delegate Registration Form is available from the following link:
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The upcoming CMEx meeting is supported by American Eagle, Association of
Caribbean Media Workers, Barbara Pyle Foundation, Bay Gardens Resorts,
Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, Caribbean Business Enterprise Trust, Caribbean
Broadcasting Union, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility, CaribWorldNews,
Coco Palm, Community Benefit Development, Counterpart International,
Marketplace Excellence, Palm Haven Hotel, Ruder Finn, Sensible Development
Corporation, SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A. Foundation, Tourism Development Company of Trinidad
and Tobago, and Tropical Shipping.

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