Sports Tourism Public Meeting To Be Held On November 19th

A Public Panel Speaker Meeting has been scheduled for Nov 19th at John Larmonie Hall at 7:50 PM. The event has been coordinated by the St Maarten Chamber of Commerce and the St Maarten Sports Tourism Commission Board (SSTC). A Florida Group of Guest Speakers has been invited to the event by the Tallahassee St Maarten Foundation Exec Director Arthur Lugisse and Sports Tourism Consultant Reggie Plaisir. The guest speaker is Mr. Charlie Hendricks of Southeast Fields Construction an industry expert on Sports Facilities Planning and Construction. Mr Hendricks will do a presentation on Sports Facilities on behalf of the Sports Commission. The SSTC has a panel of speakers to discuss Sports Tourism Development with the business community, government stakeholders and sports leaders on St Maarten.


The Guest Panel Speakers are:(Moderator) Mr. Arthur Lugisse-Exec Dir TLH-SXM Foundation & Government Liason, Mr. Arturo Bute President – Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Gus Priest Exec Dir St Maarten Tourism Bureau, (Presentor) Mr. Charlie Hendricks- CEO Southeast Fields Construction, Mr. Juan Pablo Piscione-SSTC Board Member- Trisports -Event Rights Holder, Mr. Mike Mcleod Head Baseball Coach TCC, Mr. Aarwighct Bell- President St Maarten Sports Federation, & Mr. Reggie Plaisir -SSTC President -Sports Tourism Consultant.

The SSTC has invited media outlets to cover the event. The Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Tourism is also invited to the Sports Commission Public Meeting. All Tourism based stakeholders are encourage to attend the meeting. Many opportunities will be available for entreprenuers in the tourism sector. The SSTC invites the Indian Merchants, Jewish Merchants, PJIA, Harbor Group of Companies, SHTA, St Maarten/St Martin Tourism Development Teams, Event Planners, Entertainment Promotors, Printing companies, Cable TV Producers, Tour Bus Operators, Car Rentals, Taxi Associations, Restaurant Owners, Small Hotel Owners, Upkeep Foundation Management, Sports Federation Clubs and anyone interested in the Sport Tourism Development niche market. Sports Tourism is a niche tourism product under development to be launched early 2013 under a Service Level Agreement with the Ministry of Tourism. The operating budget of SSTC would be derived from public and private sector joint venture funding concept. The St Maarten Sports Tourism Commmission is structured to operate during the offseason months. From May to November with the specific goal of revenue generation for the economy hosting sports events bi-monthly on St Maarten.

Any questions or concerns contact: Sports Tourism Consultant Reggie Plaisir 522-2828