Event Management Master Class

Executive Director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events

Brought to you by

The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI)

In collaboration with the

Tourism Development Company (TDC)

 Hyatt Regency Hotel

National Training Agency (NTA)

and

 Colthrust PR

The Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute recently completed a two day seminar in Event Management with Dr. Joe Goldblatt, Executive Director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events.  Dr. Goldblatt is also a lecturer in the School of Business, Enterprise and Management (Tourism, Hospitality and Events Group) at the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Over 120 participants registered for the seminar to experience Dr. Goldblatt’s stirring presentation drawn from over 25 years of experience in the industry.  Dr. Joe Goldblatt is Executive Director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events and a lecturer in the School of Business, Enterprise and Management (Tourism, Hospitality and Events Group) at the Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prior to assuming this post, he was the Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management in the School of Tourism & Hospitality Management and Executive Director for Professional Development and Strategic Advancement at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is an educational consultant, author, speaker, and the former Dean of The Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Prior to his appointment as Dean, he was Director of the International Institute of Spaghetti Studies at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is the founder of the first Event Management Masters and post graduate degree program in higher education and is credited with developing the research, instruction, and other extra­curricular elements that have given birth to this modern profession. Over 2000 registrations are received annually for The Event Management Program and many colleges and universities throughout the world have adopted/licensed the 21 courses included in the copyrighted curriculum.

                                                          

The author of the first textbook in the field of Event Management, Dr. Goldblatt has been responsible for researching, developing, designing, and implementing curriculum related to this profession. He has produced over 1,000 special events including White House celebrations for President Reagan, Bi-Centennial Presidential Inaugural programs for President Bush, and created, produced, and directed the opening of the Donald J. Trump Taj Mahal Resort.

Trinidad and Tobago is moving forward as one of the main centers for events and conferences in the region and it is in this regard that the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute continues in its mission to educate to the highest level, professionals wishing to enter the different sectors of the Hospitality and Tourism  

This will further be enhanced when TTHTI begins to offer the Certified Special Events Planner (CSEP) certification which is the official certification offered by the International Special Events Society (ISES). 

TTHTI would like to thank all sponsors including the Tourism Development Company (TDC), the Hyatt Regency Hotel, the National Training Agency (NTA) and Colthrust PR for making the event the success it was.