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November 29-December 30: Caribbean Music Expo (CME), Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The CME was initiated in early 1999 by Caribbean music interests, who had become frustrated at the lack of attention their music had received at the Midem showcases in France and Miami.

December 4-6: Close to 100 representatives from small island states in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Western Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean meet in St. Kitts to discuss the full implications of the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity. The workshop is aimed at building the capacity of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to be better informed on the full implications on being a party to the Biosafety Protocol.

December 5-8: 24th annual Miami Conference on the Caribbean and Latin America, Inter-Continental Hotel, Miami. Gathers hundreds of top government and private sector officials for talks on policy, trade, investment. Details: Caribbean Latin American Action, 1818 N St. NW, Suite 500, Washington DC 20036. Tel: 202-466-7464. Fax: 202-822-0075. Email: info@claa.org. Website:

2001

January 16-18: 5th annual Latin America & Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Investment Forum, St. Regis Hotel, Los Angeles, Calif. Sponsored by the Univ. of Southern California. Details: Mr. Stephen D. Cox. Tel: 305-755-7440. Fax: 305-372-0189. Email: miami@sre.com

May 20-25: Expotur 2001, Herradura Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica. The 17th edition of this matchmaking event which offers participants the opportunity to experience the full range of Central American and the Caribbean tourism products and services. Some 250 companies participate. Exhibitors represent tourism operators, wholesalers, hotels, car rental agencies, airlines, Ministries and Institutes of Tourism, and related Associations and Chambers. More than 200 international buyer delegates attend to about new products, renewing contacts or signing contracts. Details: Lineth Astua, Depto. de Compradores, Expotur 2001, Asociacion Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo. Tel.: (506) 280-5375. Fax: (506) 280-5347. E-mail: acoprot@sol.racsa.co.cr

April 20-22: Third Summit of the Americas, in Quebec City, Canada. A continuation of a process that began in December 1994 with the first historic Summit in Miami and has now evolved into an integration mechanism encompassing all the democracies of this hemisphere.

May 20-25: Expotur 2001, Herradura Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica. The 17th edition of this matchmaking event which offers participants the opportunity to experience the full range of Central American and the Caribbean tourism products and services. Some 250 companies participate. Exhibitors represent tourism operators, wholesalers, hotels, car rental agencies, airlines, Ministries and Institutes of Tourism, and related Associations and Chambers. More than 200 international buyer delegates attend to about new products, renewing contacts or signing contracts. Details: Lineth Astua, Depto. de Compradores, Expotur 2001, Asociacion Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo. Tel.: (506) 280-5375. Fax: (506) 280-5347. E-mail: acoprot@sol.racsa.co.cr

May 27-June 2: 26th annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference, Maho Bay Hotel, St. Martin. Details: Jennifer Jackson, CSA 2001 Program Chair, Univ. of the Virgin Islands, RR02 Box 10,000, Kingshill, St. Croix VI 00851. Email: csa2001@uvi.edu
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