Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Set to Host the 14th Annual Gala Dinner
Pembroke Pines, FL (March 10, 2008) - Cruise executives from the 11 Member Lines of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) are preparing for the 14th annual FCCA Gala Dinner and Entertainment Extravaganza, taking place Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the close of the Seatrade Convention.
Sponsored by the Port of Miami, this premier social event will be held at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and will include more than 60 of the cruise industry’s top executives as your table hosts for the evening. The Gala offers the opportunity for developing strong cooperative relationships between the cruise industry and our destination partners.
The evening will begin with a lively Cocktail Reception including a variety of delicious appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Entertainment during the reception will be provided by Trinidad and Tobago dancers in full costume along with a steel pan for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Exquisite artwork will be auctioned during the Silent Auction sponsored by Park West Galleries.
100% of the proceeds from the Gala will benefit the FCCA Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization created in 1993 to fund humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. Numerous worthy projects receive funding each year through the FCCA Foundation, most recently the FCCA Holiday Gift Project brought smiles to the faces of over 7,000 under-privileged children throughout the Caribbean and Latin American Region.
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 18 Member Lines operating nearly 200 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.