18th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show in San Juan, Puerto Rico Proves to Be the Greatest Success Yet
San Juan, Puerto Rico (October 7, 2011) - The FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show closed on Thursday night, with attendees and an overwhelming sense of success and achievement still lingering. A thousand professionals from the cruise industry and cruise destinations' private and public sectors must now find their ways to their various homes and home countries.
They will have plenty to ponder during their trips, as the four-day conference sessions engaged the attendees with one-on-one meetings with nearly 100 cruise executives from various departments, such as operations, purchasing, marketing and shore excursions and even the presidents and CEO's; workshops that provided insight into the cruise industry, shore excursion operations and targeting of the cruise lines and marketing from those executive and the cruise lines' presidents and CEO's; and evening functions that brought attendees together to foster communications between them and the cruise executives.
The Trade Show also will loom on the minds of all attendees, as it combined awing, creative booths with innovative and varying products, from ATV and zip line tours to t-shirts and smoothies to destinations' tourism departments and grand companies, like Aon Risk Management. The FCCA Trade Show displayed its specialization of delivering the attention of this elite audience of decision makers throughout the cruise industry to all those exhibiting and allowing for the best chance to get noticed in a setting where the executives are already considering taking on new business, fostering existing business and imparting knowledge on what the lines look for in products, shore excursions, port operations and destinations/infrastructure. This is why this year's FCCA Trade Show surpassed all of its predecessors in size and exhibits, with over 100 companies represented on the trade show floor.
The FCCA Conference and Trade Show again showed that it provides the best chance for entities doing business or wishing to do business with the cruise industry to increase their contact base with the cruise executives in attendance so that they can present their destination or product and learn what the cruise lines look for in shore excursions, products, services, destinations and ports of call. As per usual, it helped attendees establish a clear vision that will map the road to success in future dealings with the cruise industry.
The FCCA prides itself in bringing together the private and public sectors from and the cruise industry. It is a symbiotic relationship between them; the more that the destinations and companies progress and learn about the industry, the more that the industry is able to grow and thrive. The FCCA promotes this mutually beneficial connection in most of its operations.
To learn more about the Conference and Trade Show or the FCCA, please visit www.f-cca.com.
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 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.