The FCCA PAMAC Platinum Event Gathered Prominent Industry Professionals in Panama
Pembroke Pines, FL. (June 27, 2012) Over 100 FCCA Platinum Members, whose importance in the cruise and tourism industry cannot be stressed enough, and over 20 cruise executives congregated in Panama City, Panama from June 23-26 for the FCCA’s PAMAC Platinum Event to discuss trends, develop ideas, promote and pitch their products and destinations, and develop lasting and worthwhile business relationships with some of the most significant decision makers in the industry, all while learning about and from Panama’s destination product.
The PAMAC Platinum Event featured functions and meetings designed to foster these relationships, the exchange of ideas and the promotion of our members’ products, such as the opening ceremony and dinner at the Foreign Relationship Ministry at Colonial Panama.
One of the most important proceedings was the PAMAC Meeting, where the latest developments and issues in the industry or any topic/question offered by the members were discussed by an expert panel in order to stay informed on all of the most recent trends and how to best actualize the knowledge gained.
Also featured were one-on-one meetings with the cruise executives selected by the members, where the members were able to promote and pitch their products to those that make the decisions of what is offered onboard cruise ships and which ports will be included for current and future itinerary development, along with having the capability to provide any input that is necessary in order to make a viable business model.
Aventuras 2000 provided tours in order to give the members an opportunity to see and learn from new tour offerings and Panama’s port/canal and infrastructure developments. Through these, executives and members were given a chance to see, experience and learn about the islands of Bocas del Toro, Las Perlas, the Perico Island Port and the Panama Canal expansion.
Additionally, receptions and organized dinners further fostered the relationships between the members and executives, while allowing for more opportunities to learn from each other.
The FCCA is proud to offer these events for its members to develop their businesses, cultivate ideas and establish working relationships with some of the most prominent figures and decision makers throughout the industry.
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.