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CHATA Prepares for its first Virtual AGM

Willemstad, March 25, 2020– The Annual General Meeting is just around the corner. Every year, CHATA hosts its Annual General Member Meeting however, this year there’s a twist. Due to the unforeseen circumstances that were caused by COVID-19, it is presenting CHATA with the opportunity to host its very first virtual Annual General Meeting this week on Friday, March 27, 2020. 

If there is one thing that COVID-19 has made Curaçao realize is, is that the island can go digital. It is for that reason that CHATA will not let this moment pass them by. In this digital age, CHATA shows that it is possible to host their biggest Membership Meeting, where the members can join in the comfort of their own homes. Also, by hosting a virtual Annual General Member Meeting, CHATA will still be complying with their bylaws by allowing members to elect new board members to join the CHATA Board of Directors. 

The CHATA Board is a rotating board in which every year a couple of board positions are open for election. The board always consists of 8 members who represent an accommodation and 3 allied members who represent important stakeholders in the hospitality industry. During the upcoming board election, the members have the opportunity to elect 5 new board members, 4 members who represent an accommodation and 1 allied member.

This year the CHATA Members nominated the following candidates to partake in the upcoming board election. The accommodation candidates running for the board are: Frank Holstag (Dreams Preferred Club Curaçao), Maylin Trenidad (Renaissance Curaçao Resort & Casino), Ricardo Esteban (Dreams Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino) and Rob de Bekker (Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort). The allied candidates running for the board are Jerry van Gijn (Maduro & Curiel’s Bank N.V.) and Mark Verburg (FBTT Travel B.V. & Taber Tours).  

The Board Members remaining on the board for a second term are Alette Borger (Dolphin Suites), Hans Slier (Papagayo Curaçao), Liselotte Bos (Oasis Coral Estate), Omar van der Dijs (Licores Maduro), Peggy Croes (Curaçao Airport Partners) and Robbin Vogels (Avila Beach Hotel). 

The Annual General Member Meeting will be hosted by President and CEO, Miles Mercera, and will include a speech by Chairman of the Board, Hans Slier, before the announcement of the new elected board members. The newly elected board members will be chosen by our own members, which consists of over +/- 250 businesses, large and small. 

CHATA looks forward to virtually welcoming its members and partners to the Annual General Member Meeting. 

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