Marina Operators of the Bahamas Annual Meeting and Workshops

Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:51 News Editor

Marina operators from throughout The Bahamas will meet in Nassau this week to discuss challenges and opportunities for positioning The Bahamas as one of the world's leading marina destinations. 

The recently formed Marina Operators of The Bahamas (MOB) will hold its Annual General Meeting with a series of timely workshop sessions this Wednesday May 12, 2010, in cooperation with the Bahamas Hotel Association and the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, at the British Colonial Hilton.

With the Ministry of Tourism's recognition of the growing importance and immense potential of the marina sector, the group will hear from Minister Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, who will offer a luncheon keynote.  He will be joined by Assistant Commissioner of Police Hulan Hanna who will speak on matters related to marina and boat security.

"Thanks to the support of the Bahamas Hotel Association and the Inter-American Development Bank we were able to form the Marina Operators of The Bahamas last year.  While we are still in our infancy, we have made good strides during our first year, working on several key initiatives and building an organization which increasingly in the future will play a pivotal role in furthering the development of the marina industry in The Bahamas"  states MOB President John Bethell.
"We've added a workshop component to the day specifically to share solutions, recognize opportunities, and identify and address challenges we face as an industry.  The contributions made by the marina and boating community to the overall tourism sector is significant. We realize that there is great potential to build on this, but we all must work in collaboration as an industry and with Government to be successful" he adds.
The MOB was formed in June, 2009 under the direction of The Bahamas Hotel Association and the Inter-American Development Bank with funding support through its Sustainable Tourism Entrepreneurial Marketing Management Project.  The goal of the MOB is to represent the needs and interests of marina's and marina related business by facilitating and promoting profitability through competitive and sustainable growth.
Registration and additional information can be obtained by calling Charlotte Knowles-Thompson at 322-8381 or Shamine Johnson in Grand Bahama at 352-7849.

Last Updated on Saturday, 08 May 2010 09:55