Pembroke Pines, FL (April 14, 2015) - Registration opened today for the 2015 FCCA Conference & Trade Show, taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, 2015. The event will gather over 1,000 cruise tourism stakeholders and more than 100 FCCA Member Line executives, presidents and CEOs for a four-day series of meetings, workshops and networking opportunities.
"The FCCA Conference & Trade Show helps cruise tourism stakeholders maximize their business," told Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corporation and the FCCA. "In addition to imparting the necessary operational knowledge, the event provides an invaluable resource-knowing the right people-by making it possible to meet some of the industry's most important decision makers."
The event offers a unique opportunity to target representatives from FCCA's 19 Member Lines who decide where ships call, what products are sold and used onboard, and how to invest in infrastructure. Attendees can access these key decision makers in a format that balances business sessions and casual interaction, including one-on-one meetings with pre-selected cruise executives, which provide a chance to promote products and/or receive individualized input; social functions that foster networking and relationship building; and workshops focused on current issues with panels comprised of knowledgeable industry professionals and cruise executives, along with the presidents and CEOs heading a roundtable discussion.
Together, this creates the perfect forum for exchanging information and industry trends, sharing ideas, and cultivating valuable business relationships. Plus a ratio of about one cruise executives per 10 attendees affords some of the best odds to meet and gain insight from the influential cruise executives, as well as cruise lines' presidents and CEOs.
"FCCA events always give me an opportunity to meet valuable industry stakeholders," said Adam Goldstein, president & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "These are the people who have ideas and projects I want, and need, to know about."
The Trade Show expands this target, allowing exhibitors to capture the attention of this prominent audience. Any booth puts their product, company, or destination on attendees' and executives' minds, but special destination pavilion options provide the greatest impact at the Trade Show by showcasing a destination product as a team-from vendors and tour operators to destination ministries and port operators.
Attendees can also experience Cozumel's exciting setting and activities, with the government and local businesses linking to show what cruise passengers see and do during a stay-over visit and why Cozumel has grown to over three million cruise passengers from FCCA Member Lines.
For anyone looking to establish or grow cruise tourism business, Cozumel is the place to be from October 5-9.
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.