Sept. 1-5: International Billfish billfish
Any of several long-jawed fishes, especially those in the family Istiophoridae, including marlins, spearfishes, and sailfishes. The name is also applied to the gar, needlefish, and sauries (family Scomberesocidae), as well as to the swordfish (family Xiphiidae). Tournament. Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.mincetur.gob.pe.
Sept. 4-5: Re-DISCOVER the Caribbean Show. Barbados. Organized by: Adrian Loveridge, email@example.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 San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Costa Rica Costa Rica (kŏs`tə rē`kə), officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,016,000), 19,575 sq mi (50,700 sq km), Central America. . Details: Costa Rican Chamber of Construction. Tel: (506) 253-5757/Fax: (506) 221-7952. Contact: Evelyn Gomez. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For registration or preferred lodging reservations, contact: Congrex of Costa Rica. Tel: (06) 204-7204/Fax:(506) 204-7198. Email: email@example.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 Belize City, capital (1993 est. pop. 47,724) of Belize dist., Belize, at the mouth of the Belize River, on the Caribbean Sea. The river flows c.180 mi (290 km) generally west and is navigable almost to Guatemala. . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 19-25: 44th Montego Bay Montego Bay (mŏntē`gō), city (1991 pop. 82,002), NW Jamaica. One of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean with highly developed tourism facilities, Montego Bay is also a port and commercial center. International Marlin Fishing Marlin fishing is considered by many game fishermen to be the pinnacle of offshore game fishing, due to the size and power of marlin, relative rareness and difficulty of capture. It is also expensive, requiring considerable money to pursue as a regular hobby. Tournament, Jamaica.
Sept. 23-25: EMT See Efficient markets theory. , Expo Mundial de Turismo 2004. Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico. Tel: 52-55-85039727. Fax: 52-55-85039717. Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 23-26: GUYExpo 2004. Guyana. Organized by the Government of Guyana.
Sept. 24: 7th Annual TCI (Trustworthy Computing Initiative) An umbrella term from Microsoft for its efforts to improve security in Windows. TCI was announced in 2002 after viruses such as Code Red and Nimda had succeeded in attacking numerous Windows computers. Amateur Open golf championship. Turks & Caicos. Organized by: Turks & Caicos Department of Tourism
Sept. 26-30: International Meeting on Optics, Life & Heritage, San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden de Asis Church, Old Havana Old Havana (Spanish: La Habana Vieja) contains the core of the original city of Havana. The positions of the original Havana city walls are the current boundaries of Old Havana. . Art and archeological preservation. Details: Angel G. Augier, Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology, Havana. Fax: 53 7 204-4111. Email: email@example.com.
Sept. 26-Oct. 1: For the third year in a row, online poker Online poker is the game of poker played over the Internet. It has been partly responsible for a dramatic increase in the number of poker players worldwide. In 2005, revenues from online poker were estimated at US$ 200 million per month. site UltimateBet.com is taking its World Poker Tour For the PBS network with the same abbreviation, see .
The World Poker Tour (Abbreviated WPT) is a series of international poker tournaments featuring most of the world's professional players. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
Sept. 28-30: IV Encuentro de Turismo de Naturaleza de Cuba, Sancti Spiritus Spiritus (Latin for "breathing"), may refer to:
King of Spain (since 1975) who acceded to the throne on the death of Francisco Franco and helped restore parliamentary democracy.
Noun 1. Govea, Ministerio de Turismo, Havana. Tel: +53 7 204-5708. Fax: +53 7 204-4111. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 29-30: 18th Annual Convention and Hospitality Expo del Caribe, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico San Juan (IPA: [saŋ hwaŋ]) (from the Spanish San Juan Bautista, "Saint John the Baptist") is the capital and largest municipality on Puerto Rico. . Details: Marines Soto, Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association, 954 Ponce de Leon Ponce de Le·ón , Juan 1460-1521.
Spanish explorer who sailed with Columbus on his second voyage (1493-1494) and discovered Florida (1513) while looking for the legendary Fountain of Youth.
Noun 1. 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 Elections in Grenada gives information on election and election results in Grenada.
Grenada elects on national level a legislature. Parliament has two chambers. . 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: email@example.com
Oct. 3-5: First Centroamerica Travel Market. Guatemala. Details: Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (INGUAT INGUAT Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (Guatemala) ). Tel: 502-331-3004. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 9-10: Third Annual Aruba Musical Festival, featuring world famous rock legends. Email: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (Chief Technical Officer) The executive responsible for the technical direction of an organization. See CIO and salary survey. . Tel: (246) 427-5242. E-mail: email@example.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 AAPG American Association of Petroleum Geologists 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 The Summit of the Americas is the name for one of a sequence of summits bringing together the countries of the Americas for discussion of a variety of issues. These encounters are organized by a number of multilateral bodies led by the Organization of American States. 2004: Software & Multimedia," to take place in Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, California “San Diego” redirects here. For other uses, see San Diego (disambiguation).
San Diego is a coastal Southern California city located in the southwestern corner of the continental United States. As of 2006, the city has a population of 1,256,951. . 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
November: Parliamentary elections, Cayman Islands.
November: The Incorporated Masterbuilders Association of Jamaica (IMAJ IMAJ Israeli Medical Association Journal ) 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 Elections in Puerto Rico gives information on election and election results in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico elects on state level a governor and a legislature. The governor is elected for a four year term by the people. and the U.S. Virgin Islands for Governor and Legislative Branch.
Nov. 4-7: 30th Annual Fall Charteryacht Show, St. Thomas, USVI USVI United States Virgin Islands
USVI US Vision, Inc. (stock symbol)
USVI United States Vegetation Index .
Nov. 5-13: Aruba International Catamaran catamaran (kăt'əmərăn`), watercraft made up of two connected hulls or a single hull with two parallel keels. Originally used by the natives of Polynesia, the catamaran design was adopted by Western boat builders in the 19th cent. Regatta. Brings together competitors from Europe, North and South America. Email: email@example.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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 ITB Invitation To Bid
ITB In The Beginning
ITB Internationale Tourismusbörse (German)
ITB In The Business (aka in the business service industry)
ITB Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy Berlin, Germany. Details: Messe Berlin GmbH. Messedamm 22. D-14055 Berlin. Tel: 49-30-30380. Fax: 49 30 3038 2325. Email: email@example.com. 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
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tr.v. re·con·firmed, re·con·firm·ing, re·con·firms
To confirm again, especially to establish or support more firmly: reconfirmed the reservations. prior to making travel plans.