From The Founder
To lead the first edition of the Tourism Innovation Summit has been an incredible journey that had not been possible without all the support we have gained on the way from so many different people and places, especially from our great team of leaders and volunteers. Today we are many to share the vision and to help it grow. To run an event organization is a challenge, even more, challenging in a time where we have to deal with a pandemic like COVID-19. We can never take anything for granted in our survival or in our development. It takes patience, collaboration, cost-effectiveness, and voluntary efforts to be able to put together such an amazing platform. There have not been many days of rest in the creation of what we build today, but there is comfort in seeing the effects of the many projects and successful meeting grounds we have been a part of creating. Again this year we are glad to introduce the second annual Tourism Innovation Summit allowing a limited people on-site and online to experience the historic potentials of the city of Cap-Haitien from October 30 to November 1st. The connection we continue to create internationally fills a void in the industry, especially in Haiti, other key parts in the Caribbean Region. In the name of our amazing team, I would love to renew our commitment to continue our strategic collaboration with our partners in bringing Business leaders, officials elected, and tourism professionals together, and supporting micro-entrepreneur in the tourism industry by facilitating their connection to a larger network, and the growth of their businesses. We welcome you to a unique experience for TIS2020 with our 50/50 format. Let’s build the future together
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things in the world and impacted the tourism sector like never before. Several significant scale events have been postponed or transitioned to virtual-events. As we are trying to create a balance and facilitate the participation of all our speakers, business leaders, and tourism professionals in Haiti and abroad. TIS team has decided to introduce the TIS5050 format to reduce the number of participants on sites to respect the safe Global distance guideline developed by WHO, the Ministry of Tourism, and ATH, while extending our online participation through A virtual event platform, which will allow those who cannot travel to partake in our different activities. This program will enable participants, partners, and sponsors to have one and one meeting and discussion. This year Tourism Innovation Summit is also partnering with a Virtual Reality (VR) company to develop a tour of Cap-Haitien. People will be able to experience On-Site during the tourism Innovation Summit and Online with their VR headset. We want you to have an experience bigger than behind a laptop, and we want you to experience the event like you were on site.