International events expert to speak at CTC-26

International events expert, Don Lockerbie is among a group of distinguished speakers who will address the 26th annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-26), at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands (USVI), from October 16-18, 2003.

The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), has announced that Mr. Lockerbie will be on a panel that discusses Event Planning A Catalyst for Tourism Growth.

Mr. Lockerbie’s experience in major events planning dates back to the 1987 US Olympic Festival. In 1992 he worked at the All Africa Games in Zimbabwe and two years later, founded the team which was responsible for the FIFA Football World Cup in the United States and the modular stadium planning for the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. He also led the stadium planning teams for the Goodwill Games in New York in 1998, the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup in 1999 and was senior consultant for overlay planning for close to twenty venues for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia in 2000.

“Mr. Lockerbie is an event planner of considerable experience and we look forward to having him share with our audience his very practical experiences of what event planning and marketing is all about,” said Jean Holder, CTO’s secretary general.
Joining Mr. Lockerbie on the panel will be Barry Biffle, managing director of marketing and revenue at US Airways; Dr. Michael Jackson, professor, tourism and hospitality at Temple University in the US; Marie Mentone, chief executive officer of Sunburst Holidays and Lisa Delpy Neirotti of George Washington University in the US.
CTC is the region’s premier tourism educational and networking event. It provides a dynamic forum for regional tourism industry professionals to interact with their global peers.  Through this interaction, delegates develop workable approaches to solving some of the concerns affecting the development of a viable and sustainable Caribbean tourism product.
This year’s conference is organised in collaboration with the USVI department of tourism.
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