Trinidad Tourism Limited throws support behind CarniCon
Created : 11 November 2019
Chariman of Trinidad Tourism Howard Chin Lee with Bonin Baugh, feature speaker at the launch.
Tourism Trinidad Limited will be lending its support to Carnicon, the first-ever global Carnival Convention scheduled to take place next year.
Chairman of TTL, Howard Chin Lee, made the announcement on Friday night at the launch of CarniCon.
“CarniCon is in keeping with Tourism Trinidad’s strategic thrust toward developing our event tourism niche, increasing arrivals, driving higher hotel occupancy and marketing Destination Trinidad," he said.
Citing the example of the founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs, Chin Lee remarked that Jobs “believed that creativity was about continuously challenging the thinking behind what exists now and what it has the potential to become. CarniCon he said, mirrors this type of creative and innovative thinking and represents a bold step in the right direction in redefining our Carnival.
A release from Tourism Trinidad said that it envisions that CarniCon will enable the creation of strong business networks to share important advances in the carnival industry, leverage the strength of the world's leading brands in entertainment, and explore opportunities for economic gains through joint ventures or direct business tourism inflows.
A business to business event, CarniCon is the brainchild of a group of Trinidad and Tobago professionals – Derrick Lewis, Dean Ackin, Jules Sobion and Jamie Stewart of Commune Sports and Entertainment, co-founder of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
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