FCCA and PPI Group Team Up for Cruise Shipping Miami 2015
Pembroke Pines, FL (February 3, 2015) – PPI Group will serve as the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) media sponsor for Cruise Shipping Miami 2015. The event, held March 16-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an international exhibition that brings together cruise line personnel and industry stakeholders for a week of networking, sourcing and information.
“We are excited to again benefit from PPI Group’s media coverage and outlets, along with their expertise in publishing and broadcasting,” said Michele Paige, president of the FCCA. “They elevated our coverage at the FCCA Conference & Trade Show, affirming the decision to select them as our exclusive media partner.”
“We are thrilled to be chosen as the FCCA’s media partner and are excited for this dynamic alliance to enrich both organizations’ involvement and dedication to the cruise industry,” said Bill Panoff, president and CEO of PPI Group. “We look forward to creating a buzz while maximizing our reach during Cruise Shipping Miami this year.”
PPI Group’s broadcast division has already begun capturing footage of FCCA Member Line chairs, presidents and CEOs to create a video showcasing the Association’s functions, which will be released at the FCCA’s Cruise Shipping Miami booth, #695.
PPI Group also will be on hand at FCCA events during Cruise Shipping Miami — including the FCCA Gala Dinner Extravaganza, welcome party, receptions in the FCCA booth and closing party — to recap happenings, interview executives and attendees, take photographs and videos, and provide social media updates.
PPI Group’s executives and management team have decades of combined industry experience, ensuring that the company remains at the forefront of the cruise experience and industry trends.
About PPI Group
Fort Lauderdale-based PPI Group is the leading media company specializing in custom publishing, video production, and onboard and shoreside programs for the cruise and travel industries. The company’s flagship publication, Porthole Cruise Magazine, now in its 19th year, is published bi-monthly and available worldwide via newsstands and subscriptions. PPI Group’s publishing division also creates a wide range of in-room custom books and magazines for cruise lines and hotel brands. PPI Group’s award-winning video programming showcases onboard revenue centers, port shopping opportunities, and destination highlights via in-cabin video channels. The company’s revenue programs include customized promotions and highly trained Port and Shopping Presenters who provide cruise guests with port information, shopping recommendations, and shore excursion opportunities. To learn more, visit Porthole.com and PPIgroup.com.
About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
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.