Nairobi — Kenya via the Kenyatta Worldwide Conference Centre (KICC) will collaborate with Jamaica to strengthen the convention tourism sectors in each nations.
This comes after a latest assembly between the Jamaican Minister for Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett and the KICC Chief Govt Officer Ms Nana Gecaga, on the Montego Bay Conference Centre.
The 2 mentioned alternatives for the 2 locations to completely exploit their convention tourism potential, place their agenda globally, in addition to a possibility to undertake alternate programmes amongst different potential synergies.
They agreed to assist one another within the bidding course of to host worldwide conventions of their locations.
“There may be want for Montego Bay Conference Centre to hitch worldwide our bodies that assist the conferences business in an effort to bid for worldwide conventions particularly the rotational skilled association-based conferences,” stated Ms Nana.
Many of the large conferences in Conferences Incentives Journey Conferences and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E) supply markets, she stated are rotational and may solely be bid for via a neighborhood skilled affiliation.
“Completely different nations submit their bids to host the occasions on rotational foundation. For a vacation spot to win the bid to host, among the many standards required is assist from different member our bodies in different locations,” she added.
Ms Nana stated “the partnership between KICC and Montego Bay will improve the probabilities for the 2 locations successful the bids via the assist they may give one another on the bid presentation and voting.
Mr Bartlett then again, whereas applauding Kenya’s resilience in Tourism, stated one of many key factors within the talks was meant to be “a motion after we start to codify, if not solidify the connection between the Montego Bay Conference Centre and the KICC.”
Underscoring the significance of creating the connection, he stated: “We’re the situation within the Caribbean for large conferences, exhibitions and incentive actions, as Kenya is in Japanese Africa, so we expect that synergy exists and that collaboration will inure to the good thing about all.”
Mr. Barlett added that the partnership will additional construct the capability and synergy to host occasions within the two locations.
The KICC is the federal government agent mandated to spearhead the MICE business in Kenya in collaboration with different industries. The partnership, is subsequently a welcome transfer in pushing Kenya’s MICE agenda internationally.
KICC works with different stakeholders to supply for conferences and occasions. The group then prepares the bids, qualifies them, submits the bid and even avails themselves to defend the bid to host an occasion or convention in Kenya.
At the moment, KICC has submitted various bids and certainly one of them is due for bid presentation and defending finish of this month.