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August 2-4: Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE ASCE
American Society of Civil Engineers ) 11th annual meeting, Biltmore Hotel Biltmore Hotel is the name of a hotel chain created by hotel magnate John McEntee Bowman.
The name evokes the Vanderbilt family's Biltmore Estate, whose buildings and gardens within are privately owned historical landmarks and tourist attractions in Asheville, North , Coral Gables Coral Gables, city (1990 pop. 40,091), Miami-Dade co., SE Fla., SW of Miami; inc. 1925. Founded at the height of the Florida land boom, Coral Gables is a noted planned city, with tree-lined boulevards and Mediterranean-style buildings. , Fla. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or: Ernesto Betancourt. EFTHernand@aol.com
August 9-13: 6th World Assembly of the International Council for Adult Educators, Jamaica Grande Hotel, Ocho Rios Ocho Rios (ō`chō rē`ōs), town, NE Jamaica, on the Caribbean Sea. It is a major tourist center, as well as a commercial port that exports mainly bauxite. , Jamaica. The largest meeting of adult educators ever held in a developing country, with more than 140 people from 40 countries already confirmed to attend.
August 13-19: The fourth Isla del Azucar trade fair will take place in August in Matanzas, Cuba, integrating culture and tourism.
August 29-September 1: Hotel and Restaurant Trade Show, Hotel Dominican Fiesta, Santo Domingo Santo Domingo, pueblo, United States
Santo Domingo (sän'tə dəmĭng`gō), pueblo (1990 pop. 2,866), Sandoval co., N central N.Mex., on the Rio Grande; founded c.1700 after earlier pueblos were destroyed by floods. , Dominican Republic. Details: Tel: (809) 687-4676. Fax: (809) 687-4727.
September 3-7: The First World Forum on Food Sovereignty, Havana Convention Center, Cuba. More than 300 representatives of farming, rural, social and non-governmental organizations across the world will take part. Japan, the Philippines, China, Spain, France, Mexico, Tanzania, Senegal, Indonesia, India, the United States and Canada are among the countries taking part.
September 5-6: International Business Roundtable Business Roundtable (BRT), an association consisting of the chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations that was founded in 1972 through the merger of the three preexisting business organizations. and Trade Fair, organized by the Chamber of Representatives of Foreign Companies, Distributors and Importers of Costa Rica (CRECEX). An annual event. CRECEX has over 800 associates, representing every dimension of international commerce. Members include importers, distributors, customs agencies, transportation providers and many other companies and individuals related to international commerce. A two-day trade fair and business roundtable where foreign exporters meet local importers. Held at the Herradura Hotel International Conference Center, a 15 minute ride from downtown San Jose Downtown San Jose is the central business district of San Jose, California, United States. The area is generally located north of Interstate 280 and east of Guadalupe Parkway, which roughly parallels Guadalupe River. . Details: CRECEX, Apartado Postal 3738-1000, San Jose, Costa Rica. Phone: (506) 253-0126. Fax: (506) 234-2557. Email: email@example.com. WebPages: www.infoweb.co.cr/crecex, www.crecex.com. Executive Director - Walter Marin Levy, Director of Foreign Commerce - Katty Fernandez Vasquez.
September 10-12: Material World, Miami Beach FL. A new show focusing on the one-stop sourcing of "package production". Details: Mike Todaro, Managing Director, AGC/AAPN, Atlanta GA. Tel: 404.843.3171. www.usawear.org
September 18-22: Consumer Products Trade Show, Varadero, Cuba.
September 19-23: Transportation Equipment, Parts and Services Trade Show, Havana, Cuba.
September 20-22: Expo USA 2001, Dominican Fiesta Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Exhibition of U.S. firms seeking to increase sales or find representatives and partners in the Dominican Republic. Organized and promoted by the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in coordination with the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic. Details: Mrs. Sheila de Andujar: 809/227-2121 ext. 222. Fax: 809/ 920-0181. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 20-23: The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has launched a new domain for the Caribbean Gift and Craft Show 2001 which takes place in Barbados. The annual event showcases authentic Caribbean products. So far 114 buyers from 79 countries are registered for the show at the Sherbourne Conference Centre The Sherbourne Conference Centre is found in the Eastern Caribbean country of Barbados. It is located just outside of the capital city Bridgetown, in the area of Two Mile Hill, Saint Michael. .
September 26-30: Expo Cibao Horizontal Trade Show, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Details: Camara de Comercio y Produccion de Santiago, Ave. Las Carreras No. 7, Edificio Empresarial, Santiago, Dom. Rep. Tel: 809/ 582-2856. Fax: 809/ 241-3456. Contact: Ms. Sandra Llinas, E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
October 4-6: Second Annual Caribbean Entrepreneur of the Year (CEOY) Conference and Awards, in Trinidad & Tobago, at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre.
October 8-10: The Global Alliance for Transnational Education (GATE) will hold its 6th Annual Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica at the San Jose Marriott Hotel. The theme of the conference is "Quality Transnational Education: A Vehicle le for Sustainable Development". The keynote speaker is Dr. Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. Laureate. Details: Website: www.edugate.org. Or call GATE, 9697 East Mineral Ave., Englewood, CO 80112 USA Tel: 800-525-7002 (US only), or 1-303-784-8274. Fax: 1-303-784-8547.
October 12-16: 57th General Assembly of the Inter- American Press Association, JW Marriott Hotel, Washington DC. President Bush will open the assembly. Details: IAPA IAPA Inter American Press Association
IAPA International Au Pair Association
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IAPA International Airline Passengers Association
IAPA International Association of Physicians in Audiology , 1801 SW 3rd Ave., Jules Dubois Bldg., Miami FL 33129. Tel: 305-635-2272. Email: email@example.com
October 15-18: The Caribbean Tourism Organization The Caribbean Tourism Organization's main objective is the development of sustainable tourism for the economic and social benefit of Caribbean people. The CTO provides to and through its public and private sector members, the services and information to accomplish this goal. (CTO (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. ) celebrates its Golden Anniversary (50 years) with a unique ceremony at its 25th Annual Caribbean Tourism Conference in Grand Bahama Island. The CTO is a tourism development agency comprising 33 member governments from the French, English, Spanish and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, as well as private sector organizations, with headquarters in Barbados. Details: CTO, 80 Broad St., 32d floor, NYC NYC
New York City
NYC New York City NY 10004. Tel: 212-635-9530. Fax: 212-635-9511. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 22-24: The Second Business Forum of the Association of Caribbean States Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
Trading bloc composed of 25 countries of the Caribbean basin. Responding to a proposal by Pres. Bill Clinton for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), existing Caribbean-area trading blocs joined forces in 1995 to strengthen their (ACS (Asynchronous Communications Server) See network access server. ) will be held in Mexico City on October 22-24. ACS Trade Director Miguel Ceara-Hatton said hundreds of business people from the Greater Caribbean are expected to attend. Registration is free of charge to business persons coming from ACS member countries. Details: ACS Secretariat. Email: email@example.com or the Mexican Foreign Trade Bank. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 28-November 4: Annual International Trade Show for All Products, Havana, Cuba.
November 5-9: Ecological Tourism Trade Show, Havana, Cuba.
November 12-14: The Dominican Republic will be the venue for the VI Annual America's Mining Ministers Convention (CAMMA CAMMA Ministerios de Minería de las Américas (Mines Ministries of the Americas Conference)
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CAMMA Charleston Area Medical Managers Association ), in Santo Domingo. As part of the activities, the first International Mining Industry Trade Fair will be held on November 14-18, 2001. Details: Unidad Minera Corporativa (Corporate Mining Unit) Ave. Los Proceres, esq. Fountaine Blue, Los Rios, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Tel. (809) 565-7283, 565-7805. Fax (809) 683-0659. E-mail: email@example.com. Web Site: www.ucm.8m.com. Contacts: Ing. Miguel A. Peqa - Executive Director, Ing. Marco U. Perez - Technical Deputy Director.
November 27-30: Packaging Trade Show, Havana, Cuba.
December 5-9: Beauty & Fashion Trade Show, Havana, Cuba.
December 11-12: Third Summit of the 25-nation Association of Caribbean States (ACS) in Caracas, Venezuela, from December 11-12. Will be hosted by the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. The President of Cuba The President of Cuba is the Head of State of Cuba. , Fidel Castro, is to be among heads of government expected for the ACS Summit for which "sustainable tourism" and a common "air transport policy" will be priority agenda items.
December 13-16: Tobacco Trade Show, Pinar del Rio Pinar del Rio, city, Cuba
Pinar del Rio, city (1994 est. pop. 118,000), capital of Pinar del Rio prov., W Cuba. It is linked by rail and highway to Havana and is the center of a road network running through the province. , Cuba.
May 2002: Caribbean leaders, including those from the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), will participate in the Second European Union-Latin American/Caribbean (EU/LAC) Summit, scheduled to take place in Madrid, Spain.