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Jamaica Tourism Minister to Speak at Major Global Citizen Forum in UAE

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett - Image courtesy of Jamaica Tourism Board
Written by Linda S. Hohnholz

Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has been invited by organizers of the Global Citizen Forum (GCF) to speak at the high-level event in his capacity as an “avid visionary with an exemplary commitment to inspiring a better world” and to share his mission with the GCF community of governments, international organizations, civil society and global citizens.

The highly anticipated global event will take place under the theme, “The Future in Motion” in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from December 12-13, 2021. It will be hosted in partnership with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and will feature powerful discussions from global leaders and heads of state on some of the most pressing challenges humanity is facing today.

“It is an honor to have been invited to participate in this important global forum. It is critical given the upheaval of the last two years that we come together to discuss themes of global importance,” said Minister Bartlett.

He noted that “the future is in motion like never before. However, it is a synergy of both movement and recovery of economies, societies, travel and so much more.  It is critical that as we move forward, we do so with careful deliberation and execution to ensure a more sustainable, inclusive and connected global society.”

Jamaica Tourism Minister Bartlett will participate in a plenary session on “Cross Border Collaborations: From Periphery to the Core,” which will look at how countries on the periphery can meet the needs of their people and address global challenges such as the current pandemic or pre-empt ongoing crises like an environmental climate disaster.

Encouraging important conversations about the new momentum of human migration, GCF will feature insightful presentations and powerful discussions on pioneering initiatives for sustainable migration, technology’s role in creating a net-zero carbon world, space travel as a new frontier for humanity, redefining human connection, and empowering the future of global citizenship.

Among the confirmed and invited speakers for this year’s edition are the Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda; Hon. Philip Pierre, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia; Hon. H.E. Jean Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, Prime Minister, Democratic Republic of Congo; H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Republic of Ghana, among other heads of state, philanthropists and global leaders.

Following the GCF, Minister Bartlett will travel to Amman, Jordan, where he will meet with His Excellency Al Fayez, Minister of Tourism for Jordan and other tourism partners, including representatives of Royal Jordanian Airlines, to discuss investments and increased cooperation between Jamaica and the Middle East. He will the return to the UAE where he will attend the World Travel Awards Grand Final Winners Day 2021 in Dubai as well as meet with tourism partners to follow up on investment and new market opportunities first broached while in the Middle East in October.

Minister Bartlett left the island today (Friday, December 10) and is slated to return on Saturday, December 18, 2021.


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Linda S. Hohnholz

Linda Hohnholz has been the editor in chief for eTurboNews for many years.
She loves to write and pays great attention to details.
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