SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) – The first weeks of registration for the 2020 Saint Martin / Sint Maarten Annual Regional Tradeshow (SMART) have been successful, with over 30 international, Sint Maarten and Saint Martin businesses applying for registration for the May 19th- 21st tradeshow; organizers issue are reminder to take advantage of the early bird reservation, as SMART 2019 was sold out– Early bird runs until March 31st, 2020. By registering early, participants will have more benefit of timely made appointments and are able to use discounted rates.
This year’s SMART is to be held at the newly unveiled Secrets Resorts and Spa at Anse Marcel. The brand-new resort, is slated to host the prestigious regional event. Organizers: L ‘Association des Hoteliers de Saint Martin, Saint Martin Tourism Office, the Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau and St. Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association are very excited to bring back the most well-known tradeshow of the Caribbean, while showcasing one of our newest resorts.
Early Bird registration extends to businesses from both the “supplier” and “vendor” categories. The last edition of SMART focused on an expansion of this category by creating a “Vendor Street”, this year’s edition will create a “Vendor Plaza”. Vendor Plaza will allow for more businesses from the island and beyond to participate, while highlighting products and services to the regional hospitality industry. The “Green Room” will return also at a grander level with innovative green initiatives to integrate into our hospitality showcase.
As the event has grown over the years, focus is more than ever before on the regional component of SMART. In 2019, SMART received delegations from Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Bonaire, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Panama, Puerto-Rico, Saba, St. Barths, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Kitts.
In addition to regional delegates, representatives from Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and United States of America were present at SMART 2019.
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. Event information will be continuously updated at www.SHTA.com/SMART. For reservations or questions, please call +1-721-542-0108.