A REPRESENTATIVE from Invest Turks and Caicos will be presenting at an upcoming international summit and trade show.
The 22nd Annual International African American Hotel Ownership and Investment Summit and Trade Show is being hosted in Miami from July 25 to 27.
Investment services executive Rochelle Thompson was extended a special invitation to represent as an advisory board member and presenter.
In a statement on July 4, she said it will be the second time she has attended the event after going last year.
Thompson explained that during her previous visit it became evident that it was an opportunity for Invest TCI to “push an agenda where we are instrumental in paving the way for Turks and Caicos Islanders to become bigger players in the industry, not only as service providers but as owners, developers and operators”.
She said: “Our role at Invest TCI is to make persons aware of the investment opportunities whilst assisting existing local and foreign investors with as much information as possible.
“We believe this conference is a great way of doing such.”
The conference is presented by the National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators and Developers, Black Meetings and Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group.
This year’s theme is, ‘New opportunities with great partners’.
The summit will be packed with information to help attendees understand the many opportunities available in the lodging industry including hotel ownership, investment, management, employment and supplier diversity.
Angela Musgrove, acting CEO for Invest Turks and Caicos, said: “We will see a major shift in the encouragement of domestic investment as this has become a priority of the Turks and Caicos Islands Government and by extension, the agency.
“We want to encourage local entrepreneurs and local investors to become more active in the industry from a hotel ownership and development perspective; this conference provides the ideal platform to do just that.”
The three day long educational event opens on July 25 with a scholarship golf, deep sea fishing and shark tournament to raise money for minority hospitality students.
It will follow with the orientation programme for new and prospective hotel owners, and committee meetings.
Later the opening general session takes place followed by the welcome reception in the evening.
General sessions and workshops are held on Thursday and Friday with student workshops on Friday and Saturday.
Source TC Weekly News