The Secretary-General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Patrick Cozier, wants to see more members of the region`s electronic media participate in the biannual Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx), the fifth edition of which will be staged at Almond Village resort in Barbados, December 4-8, 2003.
Patrick Cozier, who leads the umbrella broadcast body, said that past editions of the conference have been of immense benefit to writers and editors from Caribbean print establishments, while not enough radio and television reporters have taken advantage of the conference`s opportunities.
CMEx is a unique opportunity to increase ones awareness of the importance of tourism to our personal and corporate sustainability, and the electronic media is missing out on a chance to empower and to be empowered,” said Cozier, whose organisation is a co-producer of CMEx alongside Counterpart International, its Barbados-based partner, Counterpart Caribbean, Caribbean Hotel Association, Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism, Air Jamica, Caribbean Hotel Association Charitable Trust (Life Needs the Caribbean) and EarthVoice.
He said CMEx allows journalists to increase and expand knowledge on all aspects of tourism, provides a unification forum for Caribbean and international journalists (including the Caribbean Diaspora), and provides new and innovative approaches to solutions within the worlds of media and tourism.
Cozier reminded his media colleagues that they have less then one week to qualify for fellowships which organisers are offering to attend the conference. Fellowships, he said, cover airfare, hotel accommodation, event registration and most meals.
Applications can be found at: http://www.caribbeanmediaexchange.com/downloads/ and must be submitted by September 1, 2003.
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