Mark Your Calendar! FCCA Gala To Take Place Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Pembroke Pines, FL (January 16, 2012) – Top level cruise executives will serve as hosts for an unforgettable evening that features the unique opportunity to interact with some of the cruise industry’s top decision-makers.
The 18th Annual FCCA Gala Dinner and Entertainment Extravaganza will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It will include a 90-minute cocktail reception with the CEO’s, presidents and cruise executives and a silent art auction with a collection of magnificent artwork from Park West Galleries before the dinner commences.
Guests will purchase tickets to sit at tables hosted by the cruise line executive of their choice, each representing the member lines of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. Tables with the CEO’s and Presidents of Cruise Lines Companies will be sponsored tables and allow personal attention from the prominent table host. Table sponsors will enjoy special benefits and recognition during the evening.
The Gala will benefit the FCCA Foundation, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the non-profit, charitable organization. Created in 1993, the Foundation funds humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. Numerous worthy projects receive funding each year throughout the FCCA Foundation. Most recently, the FCCA Holiday Gift Project brought smiles to the faces of nearly 7,000 underprivileged children throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
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.