FCCA PAMAC Cruise Summit Gathers Key Cruise Line Executives and Industry Stakeholders
Pembroke Pines, FL. (February 4, 2015) Over 100 Platinum Members—representatives of Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) exclusive membership program and crucial stakeholders in the cruise and tourism industry—joined over 30 FCCA Member Line cruise executives from January 23-26 for the PAMAC Cruise Summit. Norwegian Sky served as the host and a hub for members to discuss trends; develop ideas; promote and pitch their products and destinations; and develop lasting and worthwhile relationships with cruise executives who decide where ships call, what sells onboard and how to invest in infrastructure.
“FCCA membership events like the PAMAC Summit are essential to both the members and cruise line representatives,” said Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc and the FCCA. “They join some of the industry’s most influential decision makers with significant stakeholders from the Caribbean and Latin America, which leads to positive developments for all parties.”
“The FCCA PAMAC Summit was another successful event for Platinum Members and Member Line executives,” said Michele Paige, president, FCCA. “Bringing together these two crucial parties offers a unique chance to better understand each other, along with all current happenings and offerings, in order to synergistically grow and improve.”
The Summit’s three-day itinerary featured functions and meetings designed to foster these relationships, idea exchanges and product promotion. The agenda included a two-hour session of one-on-one meetings between Platinum Members and cruise executives of their choice; the PAMAC meeting that allowed executives and Platinum Members to present and discuss their latest happenings; dinner and evening functions to promote networking; and tours and gatherings in Atlantis and Great Stirrup Cay to balance work and play while helping members and executives develop closer relationships.
The FCCA offers numerous events like these 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.