Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How Innovation and Sustainability Are Transforming Tourism

Aruba Bound
June 18, 2015-  The "2nd International Executive Forum on Tourism Innovation and Entrepreneurship” will take place at the USC campus in Columbia, SC on August 3rd and 4th 2015. Hosted by the University of South Carolina, in collaboration with the Aruba Management Institute for Sustainable Tourism and Development (AMISTAD) and the University of Aruba, the forum will gather industry leaders, government officials, business entrepreneurs and scholars from the America’s, the Caribbean, and Europe to discuss leadership strategies and business solutions for innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism development.

The international executive forum will explore innovative ways the Americas and the Caribbean can enhance entrepreneurship and tourism development, by examining a number of strategic issues in a series of specialized seminars.

These executive seminars reflect but are not restricted the following main topics: creating shared value for tourism destinations and corporations, enhancing business performance through innovation, collaborating across public and private sectors for tourism innovation, entrepreneurship for tourism community development, conquering new markets with social media innovation and entrepreneurship, crafting business models for increasing tourism competitiveness, and social and technology transformations in tourism and hospitality in the Americas and the Caribbean.

The forum has an extensive list of specialized speakers with expertise in the areas of tourism innovation and entrepreneurship. The speakers are Mr. Diego Acevedo from Bluerise, Mr. Matthew Von Ertfelda from Marriott International, Mr. Darin McAuliff from Turbotrip Inc., Mr. Louis Smith from Locomotion Technologies LLC, Mr. Chip Harriford from Royal Greens Farms, Inc., Ms. Amy Love from the South Carolina department of Commerce, Dr. Dirk Brown from Faber Institute.

Dr. Simon Hudson from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Bill Kirkland from the USC Office of Economic Engagement and Dr. Ryan Peterson of the University of Aruba.

Don't miss the opportunity to attend this interesting forum and register online by July 23rd, 2015 to secure your slot at www.arubamistad.com. Full Registration are $179.00 p/p and Student Registration are at a special price $99.00 per student.

Aruba Management Institute for Sustainable Tourism and Development:
AMISTAD is a public-private business venture established by the Marriott International and the Government of Aruba, in collaboration with three educational institutions (University of Aruba, University of South Carolina and The Hague Hotel Management School). Its target market is Latin America and Caribbean, with a strategic focus on sustainable development and innovation in tourism, travel, and hospitality, emphasizing the preservation, promotion and professionalization of human and natural resources, and the leadership thereof.

For further information please contact:
Jo-Anne Croes
University of Aruba
Oranjestad, Aruba