Tourism Minister Represents Jamaica in Paris

Hon. Minister Bartlett - image courtesy of Jamaica Tourism Ministry
Hon. Minister Bartlett - image courtesy of Jamaica Tourism Ministry
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Written by Linda Hohnholz

Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, will be attending the highly anticipated 173rd General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in Paris, France, as the representative of Jamaica.

The BIE serves as the governing body for international exhibitions that span over three weeks, such as World Expos, Specialised Expos, Horticultural Expos, and the Triennale di Milano.

In February 2023, Jamaica achieved a major milestone by joining the BIE, which granted the country full voting rights starting from August 2023.

The potential host cities in the running are Rome, Italy; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Busan, South Korea.

Minister Bartlett noted:

“The BIE plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality of expos worldwide. Jamaica’s active engagement underscores our dedication to fostering international collaboration in tourism and cultural exchange, even as we work to strengthen the meeting, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) sub-sector locally.”

Minister Bartlett has scheduled a series of events during his visit to Paris, including a prestigious dinner on November 27, the BIE General Assembly on November 28, and a reception hosted by the country chosen for World Expo 2030, also on November 28.

Minister Bartlett concluded:

“Our full voting rights signify Jamaica’s recognition as a global thought leader and our commitment to contributing to the ongoing process aimed at improving international exhibitions. We are proud to have a voice in decisions that will shape the future of these significant events for years to come.”

Read more about Minister Bartlett En Route to Paris for 173rd BIE General Assembly on Caribbean Tourism News.

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