FCCA Prepares for the 19th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show
Pembroke Pines, FL (September 28, 2012) -The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association is gearing up for the Caribbean's largest cruise conference and trade show, the annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show, taking place in Curaçao, October 1-5, 2012.
Cruise industry partners from destinations' public and private sectors will come together with cruise executives from the FCCA Member Lines to share ideas and discuss industry trends. These cruise executives will participate in round-table discussions, meetings and events catered to prompting the networking between the attendees and cruise executives.
These networking opportunities are valuable for anyone doing or wanting to do business with the cruise industry, and they are certainly plentiful during the schedule and format built around the delegate, ensuring that attendees have a chance for one-on-one meetings with the executives, workshops available that discuss important and relevant topics with hand-picked panels, and evening functions that help attendees unwind and meet executives in a more casual atmosphere.
There will also be a highlighted attention on the trade show floor to provide a steady flow of attendees to gain the attention of the cruise executives and industry partners. With expanded number of booths and special destination pavilion options, this is the perfect way to showcase destinations as a team - from ministries of tourism to port/tour operators and vendors who want to sell their products to the lines, all have a chance to showcase a destination that wants to display its entire product and make the greatest impact at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show.
The Conference officially opens Tuesday, October 2nd at the World Trade Center Curaçao.
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.