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October 2nd – 3rd, 2020

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Read more about SMILE 2019 below

SMILE SURPASSES 2018 EDITION, PROGRAMME FINAL

After the recently added extra masterclass of Terry Jones on the future of tourism, visitors of the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link-Up Event have received the final schedule in their SMILE-App. Yesterday, the amount of subscriptions surpassed the 2018 edition. Click here to read the full article.

Founder Travelocity to do Extra SMILE Masterclass: Future of Tourism

Terry Jones, the Founder of Travelocity and investor, will do an extra Masterclass during the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE). In addition to his speech on entrepreneurship and startups, Jones will add his internationally reknowned keynote “The Future of Tourism”. Click here to read the full article

John A.M. Sandiford to be Master of Ceremonies at SMILE 2019

Digital & Creative Entrepreneur, John A.M. Sandiford will be the Master of Ceremonies of this year’s SMILE event on October 25th and 26th. In addition to his opening speech and moderation, he will inform the public on an application devised by his company Antonio Media for the island of Statia and the Sint Eustatius Foundation (SEF) with support of the European Union. Click here to read the full article.

SMILE launches Event App

The Sint Maarten Innovation Initiatives Industries Link-Up event (SMILE) launched an event App for its 2nd Edition this 25th/26th of October. The freely downloadable Application provides visitors all the information that is needed for the upcoming business and NGO Event. Click here to read the full article.

 

Founder Travelocity to be Keynote at SMILE

The SHTA announced today that Terry Jones of Travelocity, is to be one of the keynote speakers of the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE). Click here to read the full article.

Susan Alzner from Shift7 to be keynote at SMILE

Susan Alzner of Shift7 will be one of the keynote speakers at the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE). Organizers were elated to announce this today to mark the final day of SMILE Early Bird Season.Click here to read the full article

Famous YouTube Influencer to Present at SMILE

One of the most well-known influencers of the Kingdom, Bas van Teylingen, is to visit the island end of October. His address “Secrets of Influencer Marketing” will be one of the highlights of the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE) to be held in late October.  Click here to read the full article

PRE-SMILE EVENT HELD IN THE HAGUE

A pre-SMILE lunch event held by the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of St. Maarten in collaboration with the St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) on September 10 was a success. Click here to read the full article.

 

 

SMILE to host MicroMentor´s Caribbean Innovation Challenge 2019

The Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event 2019 (SMILE) will be the host of the award ceremony for the Caribbean Innovation Contest. By means of this contest, NGO MicroMentor will provide 15 prizes up to $5,000 to support the recovering business community of Sint Maarten. Click here to read the full article.

 

Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary to hold SMILE pre-event

On the 10th of September, in collaboration with SHTA, the Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten will host a special lunch meeting. This meeting will help in preparing interested European based companies and NGO’s who will visit Sint Maarten during the Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives and Industries Link-up Event (SMILE). Click here to read the full article.

WASTE2WORK LAUNCHES NEW DESIGN COMPETITION

As of today, Thursday, August 15, Waste2Work launches its first island-wide Waste2Design competition. Running until October 15, the objective is to uncover new talent on St. Maarten and raise awareness on upcycling waste materials. Click here to read the full article

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to present instruments to Sint Maarten companies on export, tourism

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be visiting Sint Maarten to elaborate on support instruments made available for Kingdom enterprises in international trade, including those on Sint Maarten. Click here to read the full article.

 

SMILE 2019 slated for October 25 – 26th 2019

 

 

The 2019 Sint Maarten Innovations, Initiatives & Industries Link-up Event is scheduled for October 25th and 26th. This was announced by the main organizer, The Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), today Click here to read the full article.