NEW YORK / SOUTHAMPTON,
BERMUDA — Parris Jordan, chairman of the Caribbean Hotel
Investment Conference & Operations Summit (CHICOS) announced that the 2018
edition of CHICOS is now set for November 8-9, 2018 and will be hosted at the Fairmont
Southampton Resort in Bermuda.
“The Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA) has been an exceptional
partner for CHICOS and we are honoured to return to the island nation in 2018,”
says Jordan. “The leadership of the BTA and the support of the entire
hospitality community in Bermuda enables us to move forward with new and
innovative perspectives and ideas.
Staged by HVS, the Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference & Operations Summit, CHICOS is the premier industry conference for the region. CHICOS 2017 welcomed governmental representatives, opinion leaders, developers, bankers and other lenders, tourism officials, investment funds, hotel brand executives, individuals/companies seeking investors for their tourism projects, franchise and operations companies, public and private institutions, consultants, advisors, architects and designers – all to discuss the region’s markets and possibilities.
“Our heart beats with a Caribbean rhythm,” said Kevin Dallas, CEO of the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “We are honoured to welcome CHICOs back and are eager to showcase Bermuda and further discussions with the hundreds of investors, bankers, lenders and other interested hospitality developers. CHICOS is a critical venue to all of us to promote continued growth.”
As Jordan and the CHICOS team assemble the
program contents, we can be sure of specific topics that are important to the
region and are to be included in the agenda:
– Recovery updates from the island countries impacted by last
– Disruptors and new paradigms for the Caribbean, off the heels of
the successful sessions at last year’s CHICOS event featuring executives from
AirBNB and Expedia;
– Continued interest by equity investors seeking opportunities in
– Topics concerning “diversity” in the region;
– The significance and on-going efforts for airlift intra-and
inter-Caribbean airlift to support positive tourism and development growth.
In light of the hurricanes which affected the
Caribbean region in late Summer/early Fall 2017, CHICOS has made a donation to
the Rotary Foundation of the Caribbean in support of relief and recovery
efforts for islands impacted by the recent storms. The Rotary Foundation, which
has a history of operating in the region with nations impacted by hurricanes,
is working to provide impacted countries with necessities such as water, canned
food, and clothing.