Vanessa James to Host CMEx Leadership Awards Luncheon in Miami

MIAMI – Multi-talented Caribbean-American media maven and vocal powerhouse Vanessa James will host the 2023 Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) Leadership Awards and Fundraiser, being held at Loews Coral Gables in Miami on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The Trinidad-born Miami native, career broadcaster and multimedia business owner of Vanessa James Media (VJ Media) is known for her warm, inviting voiceovers, her insatiable energy and her uncanny ability to connect with people from all walks of life.

Vanessa James – VJ Media
Bevan Springer

“We are absolutely delighted to have Vanessa James as the host for this year’s CMEx awards,” said CMEx President Bevan Springer, who also leads Marketplace Excellence, a global public relations, marketing and media company. “Vanessa’s remarkable talent as a Caribbean-American on-air personality shines through in her engaging and charismatic communications style, which makes her an ideal presence at an event that celebrates such a wide array of Caribbean accomplishments,” he added.

(CMEx) Leadership Awards Honorees

This year’s honorees include:

“Prepare for an unforgettable afternoon filled with the musical stylings of a special guest artist, warm camaraderie, exciting surprise giveaways, and a live auction featuring some of the Caribbean’s premier hotels and resorts,” said Springer, who thanked the public and private sector entities who have joined in support of the event.

CMEx is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of the media, government, the travel and tourism industry, and local communities to ensure that the people and the environment of the Caribbean region reap the benefits of the essential tourism industry. Moreover, CMEx extends its support to both Caribbean and American communities through the sharing of expertise, financial contributions, and in-kind assistance.

The 2023 CMEx Leadership Awards and Fundraiser is sponsored and supported by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments and Aviation; Marketplace Excellence Corporation; Munaluchi Bridal; Rodman Think Branding; St. Kitts Tourism Authority; Tropical Attractions Entertainment Group Inc.; U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism; and Vanessa James Media.

Live Travel Auction Fundraiser

The following hotels and resorts have contributed to the live travel auction, which will raise funds for educational initiatives committed to empowering the region’s youth and tourism professionals:

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