Award-winning broadcast journalist, Andria Hall, who has more than 20 years experience in television, will lead a distinguished group of speakers to address the fifth Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism (CMEx V) at Almond Beach Resort in Barbados, December 4-8, 2003.
Counterpart International, which produces the biannual parley, announced that Hall, a weekend anchor with CNN/USA from 1999 to 2001, will address Caribbean and international journalists and tourism industry officials under the theme “Tourism and the Media: The Next Generation”.
Also confirmed to attend this fall`s event are chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority, Hudson Husbands; Bahamas tourism director, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace; St. Lucia`s Minister of Tourism Phillip J. Pierre; Dwyer Astaphan, Minister of Tourism, St. Kitts and Nevis; Berthia Parle, president-elect of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA); CHA’s Director-General Alec Sanguinetti; Royston Hopkin, chairman of the Caribbean Alliance for Sustainable Tourism; and Clayton Sizemore, CNN New York`s Director of Operations.
Before joining CNN, Andria Hall was a weekend anchor with New York`s NBC affiliate and a national news correspondent with FOX. Currently, Andria is the president of SpeakEasy M.E.D.I.A., Inc., a media and public presentation consulting firm specializing in media coaching and broadcast quality productions. She also is the host of a Faith and Values Media Sunday morning program called America at Worship, which reaches nearly 50 million homes each week on the Hallmark Channel.
Andria is quickly becoming known as a “faith and work” expert, showing that the two need not be separated but rather, when faith is lived out in one’s everyday vocation, true success is achieved.
Joining Andria for the talks will be Dale Enoch, President of the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago; cruise industry analyst and author Ross “Cruise Junkie” Klein; Allen Chastanet, managing director of Coco Kreole; Charles Spence, Air Jamaica’s Regional Director of Marketing and Sales for the Caribbean; Claire Robinson, Air Jamaica`s Special Markets Manager in the Northeast USA; Patrick Cozier, Secretary General of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union; and Miles Stoby, Special Advisor to the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Julian Hunte.
President, Lelei LeLaulu is upbeat about bringing the conference to Barbados: “Barbados has been a loyal supporter of our talks since we began two years ago and, as such, is deserving of top quality discussions on how we can develop tourism communications strategies to safeguard both the natural environment and the quality of life of the region`s people,” he said.
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