Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum 2017

 

The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, is partnering with the ministry of tourism in St. Kitts to host a sustainable tourism forum, with a focus on climate change.

THEME: Good for Us, Better for All

The 6-8 September Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum is being held in observance of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and will bring together local, regional, and international representatives from public and private sector tourism entities, as well as development agencies that offer programming in sustainable tourism, for three days of interactive engagements.

ELEMENTS

Major elements will include best practice sharing and strategic consultations for a CTO climate adaptation project funded by the Caribbean Development Bank, in order to strengthen holistic destination management approaches in the Caribbean.

The Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum will also feature experiential field visits, a meeting of CTO’s Sustainable Tourism Technical Committee, and winning presentations from CTO’s Primary School Tourism Writing Competition. The event culminates with the presentation ceremony for CTO’s 2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards which recognise regional sustainability champions.

“The CTO is honoured to partner with St. Kitts and Nevis to host this forum, which will explore various facets of sustainable tourism, in view of the threats and opportunities for regional tourism development, as a result of climate variability and climate change,” said Amanda Charles, the CTO’s sustainable tourism specialist.

ABOUT ST KITTS

The winner of the 2004 CTO/Travel Mole Sustainable Tourism Award in Destination Stewardship, St Kitts is one of the first destinations in the world to be accepted as an early adopter of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s criteria for destinations. It also is a founding member of the Sustainable Destination Alliance of the Americas, an initiative by the CTO, the Organization of American States, Sustainable Travel International and Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited to promote sustainable destination management in the Caribbean and Central America.

Its many initiatives include the establishment of the Heart of St. Kitts Foundation and Sustainability Charter, which helps businesses understand how their operations contribute to destination-wide sustainability, and to support community projects that make St. Kitts a more sustainable place to live and experience.

“There is an inexorable link between tourism activity and climate change. Tourism therefore must play an integral role in the global response to climate change; a charge St. Kitts takes very seriously. Through the investment of considerable resources into sustainable tourism, St. Kitts is changing the way tourism is perceived and practiced globally, regionally, and at home,” minister of tourism Lindsay Grant said.

PARTNERS

Organising partners include the CTO, the St. Kitts Ministry of Tourism, the St. Kitts Sustainable Destination Council, and Sustainable Travel International.

SPONSORSHIP

Download sponsorship document. (pdf – updated June 20, 2017)

FORUM PARTNER: US $25,000

The CTO is seeking a Forum Partners to contribute US$25,000 in seeking to fulfill the objective of promoting sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean and enhance awareness of climate change impacts, by transferring knowledge and skills of mitigation and adaption strategies, through the information ventilated and shared at the State of the Industry Forum. The following benefits will be provided for Forum Partners:

  • Interviews with travel media on your sustainable development contributions to the Region and to promote your organization and initiatives
  • Speaking opportunity as a panelist at a General Session given the appropriate topic
  • Listing in Forum promotion as a “Forum Partner” and designation on event website with promotional copy, logo and link to your organization’s website.
  • Listing in all press communiques and briefings as ‘Forum Partner’
  • Featured advertisement with CTO’s online social networking media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter circulation highlighting your company or organization)
  • Maximum press exposure in travel and trade news outlets pre and during the Forum
  • Designation as an “Official Sponsor” for the Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards
  • Speaking opportunity at the Awards Presentation
  • Full Page advertising placement in the Forum and Awards Programme
  • Sponsor’s logo displayed on presentation screens before and after sessions and on signage
  • Banner display and placement in Exhibits area
  • Three (3) complimentary registrations
PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: US $15,000

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Interviews with travel media on your sustainable development initiatives in the Region or other relevant topic you determine
  • “Featured Sponsor” on Forum website with promotional copy, logo and link to sponsor’s website.
  • Listing in all press releases as Platinum Level sponsor
  • Featured advertisement with CTO’s online social networking media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter circulation highlighting your company or organization)
  • Listing in Forum promotion as a Platinum Level sponsor
  • Sponsor’s logo displayed on presentation screens before and after sessions and on signage
  • ½ Page advertising placement in the Forum Programme
  • Speaking opportunity as a panelist at a General Session or Workshop given the appropriate topic
  • Banner display and placement in Exhibits area
  • Two (2) complimentary registrations
NETWORKING SPONSORSHIP: US $10,000

 NETWORKING SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Banner display and placement during Coffee Break
  • 3-minute (video) presentation before or during Coffee Break
  • Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on Forum website
  • ½ Page advertising placement in the Forum Programme
  • Listing in all press communiques as a Networking Sponsor
  • Listing in the Forum programme as sponsor of the Coffee Break session
  • Corporate favors of choice at either Welcome or Farewell Reception
  • Featured advertisement with CTO’s online social networking media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) highlighting your company or organization)
  • One (1) complimentary registration
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP: US $8,000

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on CSSTF Forum website
  • Listing in all related press communiques as Gold Level sponsor
  • Featured advertisement with CTO’s online social networking media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter circulation highlighting your company or organization)
  • Listing in Forum programme as a Gold Level sponsor
  • Ad placement in the Forum programme
  • Sponsor’s logo displayed on presentation screens before and after sessions
  • One complimentary (1) registration
SESSION AND BRONZE SPONSORSHIP: US $5,000

SESSION OR PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS:

  • Logo (linked to sponsor’s website) on the Event website
  • Listing in all press releases for the Forum as a Session or Bronze sponsor
  • Exposure with CTO’s online social networking media (e.g. Facebook and Twitter) highlighting your company or organization
  • Listing in Forum programme as the sponsor of the workshop/session
  • Display of sponsor’s logo before and after the workshop/session
  • One complimentary (1) registration

For sponsorship opportunities, and to signal your interest in attending please contact Amanda Charles at [email protected] or  Kennedy Pemberton at [email protected].

REGISTRATION

Registration opens soon.