Charismatic and controversial British entrepreneur BJ Cunningham will keynote the Caribbean Hotel Association’s (CHA) upcoming Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference (CHIC 2004) at the Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Country Club, Fajardo, Puerto Rico, June 13 - 16th, themed “Caribbean Tourism, Stronger Together.’ As the man behind DEATH» cigarettes in the United Kingdom, BJ Cunningham is considered a visionary in the field of provocative brand creation.
“We’re extremely pleased to have such a creative thinker - albeit unconventional - keynote CHIC 2004,” said Alec Sanguinetti, CHA director general and ceo. “BJ Cunningham is a wizard at flipping a conservative market and reversing resistance and his keynote address will likely provide insight and food-for-thought on the course our region should chart in the period of recovery that we have entered,” Sanguinetti added.
BJ Cunningham started his career as a teenager importing classic cars from the United States. He won fame establishing the Enlightened Tobacco Company, PLC in the United Kingdom, and then marketing a cigarette brand named DEATH as the «honest smoke« - his message being that authentic and powerful branding requires the truth. «The future is about market depth and involvement,’ according to Cunningham.