BAHAMAS DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TOURISM SPEAKS AT CARIF 2022

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September 22, 2022

Dr. Kenneth Romer, Bahamas Deputy Director Generalof Tourism and Acting Director of Aviation, featured this week as a keynote speakeramong public and private regional leaders at the 6th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum(CARIF), considered the go-to regional event on infrastructure. The forum, held at theRitz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, Miami, 19 – 20 September, brought together more than250 leaders from 30 countries to shape the future of infrastructure and capital projectsfor the Caribbean.

This was CARIF’s first in-person, conference since the start of the pandemic in 2020.Dr. Romer presented on the topic: “Airports: Back in a Big Way”. His presentationdelved into the critical linkages between tourism and aviation and how governments,concessionaires and investors perceive the opportunities in The Bahamas andCaribbean airport and tourism sector, and what can be done to drum up investorappetite.

He highlighted The Bahamas Government’s priority in seeking private sector partners tolead airport operations and development projects throughout the archipelago andelaborated on strategic actions taken across the portfolio to support the tourism andhospitality sector, with the ultimate objective being post pandemic recovery and theunlocking of future growth.

“Investment in superior, resilient and sustainable infrastructure will play a critical role instimulating economic growth, leveraging competitive advantage, acceleratingdecarbonization, and building resilience in The Bahamas and across the Caribbean,”said Dr. Romer.

The full two packed days of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and pollingconcluded with a training workshop on the development of successful infrastructureprojects.

 

Dr. Kenneth Romer, Bahamas Deputy Director General
of Tourism and Acting Director of Aviation, featured this week as a keynote speaker
among public and private regional leaders at the 6th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum
(CARIF), considered the go-to regional event on infrastructure. The forum, held at the
Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove, Miami, 19 – 20 September, brought together more than
250 leaders from 30 countries to shape the future of infrastructure and capital projects
for the Caribbean.
This was CARIF’s first in-person, conference since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
Dr. Romer presented on the topic: “Airports: Back in a Big Way”. His presentation
delved into the critical linkages between tourism and aviation and how governments,
concessionaires and investors perceive the opportunities in The Bahamas and
Caribbean airport and tourism sector, and what can be done to drum up investor
appetite.
He highlighted The Bahamas Government’s priority in seeking private sector partners to
lead airport operations and development projects throughout the archipelago and
elaborated on strategic actions taken across the portfolio to support the tourism and
hospitality sector, with the ultimate objective being post pandemic recovery and the
unlocking of future growth.
“Investment in superior, resilient and sustainable infrastructure will play a critical role in
stimulating economic growth, leveraging competitive advantage, accelerating
decarbonization, and building resilience in The Bahamas and across the Caribbean,”
said Dr. Romer.
The full two packed days of presentations, interviews, panel discussions and polling
concluded with a training workshop on the development of successful infrastructure
projects.

News date : 09/22/2022    Category : Politics

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