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Tourism Global Conference is key for Jamaica's economic development

Published:Monday | November 20, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Global Conference on Jobs and Inclusive Growth through Sustainable Tourism is scheduled to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall, St James, November 27-29.

It will bring together more than 800 delegates from 157 countries to design an international road map for collaborative partnerships for inclusive economic and social development.

When asked why the conference is key for Jamaica, these were the responses:

Edmund Bartlett, minister of tourism

It centres Jamaica as a global space for tourism intellectual activity and economic development.

Dr Lloyd Waller, senior adviser to the minister of tourism

It will identify Jamaica not only as a destination but a knowledge base for tourism.

Dr Andrew Spencer, executive director, TPDCo

It brings together every single Jamaican who wants to be there, in a space where they can interact with the global players.

Onika Miller, executive for government relations and public policy, Jamaica National Group, and chief logistics representative for the conference

It showcases Jamaica's prowess and its capacities in delivering professional services, promoting inclusion and promoting community development and welfare for all.