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Sept. 1-5: International Billfish Tournament. Puerto Rico. Organized by: Puerto Rico Tourism Company.

Sept. 2-3: II Cumbre de Ministros de Turismo y de Medio Ambiente de Iberoamerica y el Caribe. Iquitos, Rio Amazonas, Peru. Details: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Calle Uno Oeste No. 50, Urb. Corpac-San Isidro, Lima, Peru. Tel: 511 224 3117. Fax: 511 224 3236. Email: vmt@mincetur.gob.pe. Web: http://www.mincetur.gob.pe.

Sept. 4-5: Re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show. Barbados. Organized by: Adrian Loveridge, rediscover@caribsurf.com

Sept. 5-12: Jamaica. The 4th Annual Jamaica Blues Jam.

Sept. 8-10: XXIV Inter-American Congress of the Construction Industry, Real Inter-Continental Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica. Details: Costa Rican Chamber of Construction. Tel: (506) 253-5757/Fax: (506) 221-7952. Contact: Evelyn Gomez. Email: fiic2004@construccion.co.cr. For registration or preferred lodging reservations, contact: Congrex of Costa Rica. Tel: (06) 204-7204/Fax:(506) 204-7198. Email: congrex@congrexpo.com. Web: www.construccion.co.cr fiic2004. And: Rodrigo Rojas. Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service. Tel:(506) 519-2295. Fax: (506) 231-4783. Email: Rodrigo.Rojas@mail.doc.gov. Web: www. uyysa.gov/costarica

Sept. 14-20: The 2004 Belize Tourism ExpoMarketplace and Expedition (BETEX), organized by the Belize Tourism Industry Association and the BETEX Committee, at the Princess Hotel in Belize City. It will feature three days of exhibitions, during which international wholesalers and travel agents will have the opportunity to meet and network with Belizean tour operators, hoteliers and other members of the Belize tourism industry. Educational seminars and presentations on Belize and Belizean culture will also be offered. Details: Belize Tourism Board. Tel: 501-223-1913. Web: www.travelbelize.org. Also: Inez Freund/Robyn Schweitzer. (973) 627-8180. Email: info@betex.bz

Sept. 19-25: 44th Montego Bay International Marlin Fishing Tournament, Jamaica.

Sept. 23-25: EMT, Expo Mundial de Turismo 2004. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. Tel: 52-55-85039727. Fax: 52-55-85039717. Email: info@mexico.messefrankfurt.com and info@expoemt.com

Sept. 23-26: GUYExpo 2004. Guyana. Organized by the Government of Guyana.

Sept. 24: 7th Annual TCI Amateur Open golf championship. Turks & Caicos. Organized by: Turks & Caicos Department of Tourism

Sept. 26-30: International Meeting on Optics, Life & Heritage, San Francisco de Asis Church, Old Havana. Art and archeological preservation. Details: Angel G. Augier, Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Havana. Fax: 53 7 204-4111. Email: augier@fctn.isctn.edu.cu.

Sept. 26-Oct. 1: For the third year in a row, online poker site UltimateBet.com is taking its World Poker Tour event to Aruba. With a guaranteed minimum prize pool of US$4 million and with first place guaranteed to win $1 million, this is the largest World Poker Tour event to date. The World Poker Tour will film the event as part of its 3rd Season on the World Poker Tour television show, which airs Wednesday nights on The Travel Channel. Season three will air in 2005. The event will be held at the Radisson Aruba. Details: Web: www.ultimatebet.com. Email: marketing@ultimatebet.com.

Sept. 26-Oct.1 For the third year in a row, online poker site UltimateBet.com takes its World Poker Tour event to Aruba. With a guaranteed minimum prize pool of US$4 million, and with first place guaranteed to win US$1 million, this is the largest World Poker Tour event to date.. People can win an Aruba Prize Package, which includes the US$6,200 buy-in to the main event and airfare and hotel accommodations for two by playing online at http://www.ultimatebet.com. The main event will be held at the Radisson Aruba. Details: Tel: 404-923-9118. Email: marketing@ultimatebet.com

Sept. 28-30: IV Encuentro de Turismo de Naturaleza de Cuba, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba. Seminar to focus on nature tourism. Details: Juan Carlos Govea, Ministerio de Turismo, Havana. Tel: +53 7 204-5708. Fax: +53 7 204-4111. Email: eventos@agencia.gav.tur.cu.

Sept. 29-30: 18th Annual Convention and Hospitality Expo del Caribe, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Details: Marines Soto, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association, 954 Ponce de Leon Ave., #702, San Juan PR 00907-3605. Tel: 787-725-2901. Fax: 787-725-2913.

Sept. 30-Oct. 3: Building & Interiors Trade Show (BITS 2004), Trinidad & Tobago.

Sept. 30-Oct. 4. St. Lucia: International Billfish Tournament. Organized by: St. Lucia Tourist Board

October: Parliamentary elections in Grenada. Creole Heritage Month in St. Lucia.

October: The PROFIT in the Caribbean Partnership Meeting to be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica will allow companies to learn about tourism investment opportunities in the Caribbean. in October 2004. More than 200 projects have been submitted by companies wishing to participate. Details: Europe--Deloitte Emerging Markets Group, Lisa Radley, E-mail: profitcaribbeanuk @ deloitte.co.uk. Caribbean--Caribbean Hotel Association, Lorraine J. Ortiz-Valcarcel, E-mail: lortiz@caribbeanhotels.org

Oct. 3-5: First Centroamerica Travel Market. Guatemala. Details: Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT). Tel: 502-331-3004. Email: comunicacion@inguat.gob.gt. Web: http://www.mayspirit.com.gt/

Oct. 4-6: Expo USA, scheduled for Oct. 4-6 in Santo Domingo, is the largest U.S. product trade show in the Dominican Republic. The event is organized by the U.S. Commercial Service in Santo Domingo and represents an unique opportunity for U.S. exporters interested in selling in the Dominican Republic. Details: Ms. Isolda Frias, Event Manager. U.S. Commercial Service Santo Domingo. Phone: (809) 227-2121 ext. 226. Fax: (809) 920-0267. E-mail: isolda.frias@mail.doc.gov. Web: www.buyusa.gov/caribbean/en/expousa2004

Oct. 6-8: Infocom 2004, a specialized trade show focusing on information technology sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce of Panama and other organizations including the U.S. Commercial Service Panama, will be held in Panama. Details: Internet site: www.infocomexpo.com. Or: Patricia Peterson. Congrexpo INFOCOM 2004. Tel: 507-269-5655. Fax: 507-269-5680. E-mail: patp@congrexpo.com

Oct. 7-10: The Caribbean Gift and Craft Show, Sherbourne Conference Center, Barbados. This is the largest trade show in the Caribbean for the gift and craft sectors. Details: web: www.caribbeangiftandcraft.com and www.carib-export.com; or contact Caribbean Export at: cgcs@carib-export.com, Tel: 246-436-0578 or fax 246-436-9999.

Oct. 8-10: The Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce will be organizing a Trade Fair and Exposition. This exposition is right on the heels of EXPO USA 2004, which takes place in Santo Domingo October 4-6, 2004. EXPO USA 2004 is not only an exhibition, but participating firms are also offered pre-screened appointments with qualified sales representatives and buyers. Provisions are being made to have up to 100 booths and a food court. Details: Tel: (876) 952-6045 to 7, Fax: (876) 952-2784 or Email: mobaychamber @cwjamaica.com. And: Mr. Emile A. Finlay, U.S. Commercial Service. U.S. Embassy--Kingston. 2 Oxford Rd., Kingston 5, Jamaica. Tel: (876) 926-8115. Fax: (876) 920-2580. Email: Kingston.office.box@mail.doc.gov

Oct. 9-10: Third Annual Aruba Musical Festival, featuring world famous rock legends. Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com

Oct. 13-15: Cancun Travel Mart 2004, Cancun, Mexico.

Oct. 15-24: Global Exchange organizes a trip to Cuba co-sponsored with GEPROP in Cuba (Center for Management of Prioritized Projects and Programs) that focuses on sustainable community and economic development. This research delegation will look at ways that communities in Cuba and the U.S. make economic and community development more sustainable, which implies more locally based. Different visits and meetings will look at the following themes: renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, community health & education, and conservation of biodiversity. Details: Rachel at rachel@globalexchange.org

Oct. 17-20: 27th annual Caribbean Tourism Conference (CTC-27) which takes place in Aruba. The theme of this year's conference is Caribbean Tourism: Driving Business in the Global Economy. Great emphasis will be placed on the development of inventive and novel tourism-related programs that will help drive business to the Caribbean. Details: Johnson JohnRose, CTO. Tel: (246) 427-5242. E-mail: jjohnrose@caribtourism.com. Contact: Kristen Schneider. Tel:(516) 594-4100. E-mail: Kristen@Kahn-Travel.com Web: www.onecaribbean.org. www.doitcaribbean.com

Oct. 24-27: AAPG International Conference and Exhibition: Petroleum Industry in the 21st Century, Cancun, Mexico.

Oct. 27-29: The Northwest Chapter of the Mexican Chamber of the Electronics Industry, Telecommunications and Information Technology (CANIETI) announced the "Second Edition of the IT Summit of the Americas 2004: Software & Multimedia," to take place in Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California. This USDOC-certified event is being organized through Prosoft (Promoters of Software Development) in cooperation with Mexico's Secretary of Economy. The event organizer confirmed the participation of delegations from different Mexican States, as well as from throughout Latin America Details: Judith Valdes, Tel. 011-52-664-622-7495. E-mail: Judith.valdes@mail.doc.gov

November: Parliamentary elections, Cayman Islands.

November: The Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ) is planning a Construction Exposition for Nov. 2004. Participation will be open to all operatives in construction and allied industries both in Jamaica and overseas. This would include suppliers of equipment, building systems, construction materials and other related items. An opportunity exists for exporters of building and construction equipment and materials to participate in this expo. Details: E.A. Finlay, U.S. Commercial Service. U.S. Embassy--Kingston. 2 Oxford Road, Kingston 5, Jamaica. Tel: (876) 926-8115. Fax: (876) 920-2580. Email

Nov. 2: Elections in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for Governor and Legislative Branch.

Nov. 4-7: 30th Annual Fall Charteryacht Show, St. Thomas, USVI.

Nov. 5-13: Aruba International Catamaran Regatta. Brings together competitors from Europe, North and South America. Email: ata.newjersey@aruba.com. Web: www.aruba.com June 2004.

Nov. 17-22: 2nd Annual Bahamas One World Film Festival 2004.

Dec. 1-8: Anguilla. The Fourth Biennial Art Festival and Competition 2004.

Dec. 6-8: 28th Annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean. Miami, FL.

Dec. 13-17: Havana International Jazz Festival 2004. Cuba.

2005

Jan. 9-11: Caribbean Marketplace 2005 will be headquartered at Half Moon Montego Bay, Jamaica. Previously held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Cancun, Mexico, the 2005 event scheduled for Jan. 9-11, 2005. Recognized as the most important tourism marketing event of the year for the region, it brings together tourism suppliers from 36 Caribbean destinations to meet with international buyers--wholesalers, incentive buyers, meeting planners, group buyers and dive shop owners--from around the world. Details: CHA. Tel: 787 725-9319. Email: marketplace@caribbeanhotels.org. Web: www.caribbeanmarketplace.com

Jan. 18-22: 4th Annual Caribbean Dermatology Symposium, 2005. Cayman Islands.

Feb. 4-6: Hardware Expo 2005, Puerto Rico.

Feb. 5: Jamaica Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race 2005.

March 4-6: 25th Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta 2005. St. Maarten.

March 11-15: International Tourism Exchange, ITB Berlin, Germany. Details: Messe Berlin GmbH. Messedamm 22. D-14055 Berlin. Tel: 49-30-30380. Fax: 49 30 3038 2325. Email: itb@messe-berlin.de. Web: http://www.itbberlin.com.

April 18-24: II Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre, Cuba.

May 15-19: 19th Biennial International Oil Spill Conference--Miami Beach, Florida.

July 17-21: Puerto Rico. 17th Caribbean Geological Conference 2005.http://www.onecaribbean.org--30 days ahead from Sun, August 1, 2004 : CTOnet

Readers are invited to submit information on relevant activities, at least 45 days prior to date of your activity. Mail to: Caribbean UPDATE, 116 Myrtle Ave., Millburn NJ 07041. U.S.A. Email: mexcarib@cs.com. Some dates are tentative, all are subject to change; readers are urged to reconfirm prior to making travel plans.
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