ETurboNews caught up with Ms. Arveon Mills, Sales Manager of the Trinidad and Tobago Convention Bureau, during the IMEX Meeting and Incentive Trade Show in Las Vegas, and had the opportunity to find out what they were promoting at the event.
Trinidad is known for its carnivals, festivals, and cultural heritage, and has been a participant at many such events such as the International MICE event in Las Vegas, where Trinidad and Tobago worked on promoting small-sized conventions in their island state, along with small- to medium-sized meetings and incentive tours in their country. They have been successfully targeting conferences dealing with the cultural and heritage aspect of Trinidad and Tobago that included many African American groups from the United States.
In its own country, the Trinidad and Tobago Energy Conference is the largest Caribbean energy event of the year. And not far behind that is Trinidad’s Carnival – an explosion of color, music, revelry, and creativity. It seems like nearly every day there is some sort of event going on in Trinidad, from dog shows to art exhibitions, to marathons to musical celebrations, to theatrical plays and expos.
The leading property and facility for meetings in Trinidad and Tobago is located at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Trinidad, since the country does not have a convention center at this time. It is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Port of Spain and about 40 minutes from Piarco International Airport.
The Hyatt Regency Trinidad offers the newest and most contemporary high-style hotel and conference center in the Caribbean, where state-of-the-art technology meets waterfront luxury. It is the largest conference center in the English-speaking Caribbean and features expert meeting planners, audiovisual specialists, translation services, a superb catering team, and a full-service business center.
With 43,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, the hotel easily accommodates both large and small gatherings. Included in the function space are a 16,000 square-foot Regency Ballroom and a 10,000 square-foot multipurpose facility. There are also 7 Banquet Rooms at 3,000 square feet each, 4 Meeting Rooms ranging from 1,000 to 1,500 square feet, and 2 Board Rooms, one at 550 square feet and the other at 225 square feet.
Whether planning a corporate meeting or a business conference, there is a vast selection of meeting venues all in the unsurpassed setting of Trinidad in the Caribbean.