CHTA Statement on CHIEF and Taste of the Caribbean

CHTA’s June events – Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF) and Taste of the Caribbean – are currently on hold as guidelines and advice from Governments and health authorities in the region and globally continue to change or update almost daily.  CHTA is evaluating all potential options and will keep our members and the Caribbean hospitality industry updated regarding plans for these two events in the weeks ahead.

We invite you to monitor our communications and specifically visit and use our COVID-19 Resource Center for up-to-date information and tools to support your operations, communications and forecasting.

The Caribbean region's annual networking, education and best practice sharing event

  • Connect and learn from fellow peers and industry experts
  • Engage at sessions with plenty of time for exchange
  • Choose from 12 exciting topics addressing the most important issues in the industry
  • Showcase your own expertise – share your best practices
  • Display and connect at the Exchange Hub (display area for allied members)
  • Support our award-winning culinary ambassadors at our annual  Taste of the Caribbean competition

CHIEF is designed to be one of the best ‘investments’ you can make, and one of the best opportunities for making incredible contacts and gain invaluable information.


“Since its inception, I have sent team members to each one of the CHIEF conferences because I have seen it add significant value to my team’s personal and professional development, as well as great improvement in their productivity and morale. Each year my General Managers are responsible for identifying one team member from each hotel to attend CHIEF. I encourage you do the same!”

Patricia Affonso-Dass

President, CHTA