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GTRCMC Tourism Ministerial Forum

June 15

GTRCMC Tourism Ministerial Forum

Building Resilience for Global Sustainability: Accelerating Recovery and Prosperity

GTRCMC Tourism Ministerial Forum

The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCMC), under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Edmund Bartlett, will be hosting the  ‘Zones: 2022 Your Partner for Resilience, Sustainability and Prosperity’ Tourism Ministerial Forum on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, Rose Hall, St. James at 2:00 pm EST, focusing on the topic “Building resilience for global sustainability: Accelerating recovery and prosperity”.


The forum, which is being held in the margins of the World Free Zones Organization Annual International Conference and Exhibitions (AICE) 2022, will seek to foster a global collaboration among governments, thought leaders and industry experts in an effort to enhance tourism resilience through innovative solutions.


Global tourism has become the backbone of economic growth and development, and relies heavily on the support of the private sector and their role in global resilience. The COVID-19 pandemic, while it highlighted the importance of a connection between the worldwide tourism trade and all other industries, inclusive of manufacturing, agriculture, the creative industries, digital technologies and industry, it also brought to the forefront the need for the public and private partnerships to collaborate on detecting, tracking, mitigating and planning for future threats.


While the government’s role in the tourism sector is usually limited to policy development, regulation, taxation, and providing a generally enabling environment to support inclusive tourism growth, the tourism cycle undoubtedly revolves simultaneously around the inputs of the private sector’s key stakeholders in the network of marketing, aviation, ground transportation, accommodations, gastronomy, entertainment and recreation, manufacturing, banking and financing, and e-commerce.


The public and private sector’s collaboration will play a crucial role in the development and enhancement of policies and strategies, forge economic links and adopt innovation and adaptive technology to better promote resilience and sustainability in the tourism industry and the tourism value chain.


We invite your usual support and to join viewership at https://youtu.be/bE5LTQLKsYk


  1. Honourable Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism, Jamaica and Chair and Founder, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre
  2. Honourable Pearnel Charles Jr, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Jamaica
  3. Honourable Floyd Green, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica
  4. Senator The Honourable Matthew Samuda, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Office of the Prime Minister, Jamaica



Professor Lloyd Waller, Executive Director, Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre


June 15