Minister Edmund Bartlett
H.E. Edmund Bartlett CD, MP Government of Jamaica & Co-Chair of the Resilience Council
As one of the world’s leading Tourism Ministers, Mr. Bartlett has represented Jamaica regionally and internationally as co-chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre and the Global Travel and Tourism Resilience Council. Mr. Bartlett is at the forefront of driving the agenda of resilience planning, using the experience of the Caribbean as an example which the rest of the world can follow.
He has chaired the Board of Affiliate Members of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and during his first tenure as tourism minister he served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the UNWTO, representing the Americas. He is the first to serve on the executive of both the public and private sector arms of this prestigious organization. Mr. Bartlett has also served on the Council of Ministers for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and as Vice Chairman of the CTO. This wealth of experience has made him a much sought-after speaker at tourism-related events.