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Early Bird Discount Ending, Booth Availability Dwindling for FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show


Pembroke Pines, FL (August 24, 2015) - Opportunities are running out of one of the best ways to target the cruise industry and maximize its benefits-the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. Early bird registration, a 25 percent discount, ends Wednesday, September 2, and fewer than 10 Trade Show booths remain for the five-day event offering meetings, workshops, social functions and more with key tourism stakeholders and cruise line executives who decide where cruise ships call, what sells onboard and how to invest in infrastructure.

"The FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the place to be for anyone looking to develop cruise tourism business," said Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corporation and the FCCA, who will be on hand at the event, deliver the opening address and participate in a roundtable discussion with cruise line presidents, COOs and CEOs. "It lets attendees gain insight from and develop business and relationships with some of the industry's most influential players."
Taking place in Cozumel, Mexico from October 5-9, the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show will gather nearly 1,000 stakeholders from all sectors of the cruise tourism industry, along with over 100 FCCA Member Line representatives. The Conference's business sessions will include one-on-one meetings with these cruise executives, pre-selected by attendees to privately discuss with and receive personalized input from a cruise executive that can positively impact their business.
A schedule of workshops will also share the executives', presidents', CEOs' and stakeholders' insight to help attendees learn about topics such as the cruise lines' latest happenings and route for the future; creating and maintaining a successful tour product; developing a port in partnership with the FCCA, cruise lines and the private/public sectors; and increasing cruise tourism through a unified vision, collaboration between the private and public sectors, and continual product development and innovation.
The Trade Show will capture the attention of the prominent audience with Conference delegates and cruise executives entering and traveling through to access their meetings, workshops, business sessions and registration. It will also feature designated viewings for cruise executives, as well as special events like the FCCA Table Tennis Challenge hosted by Adam Goldstein, president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.
"I am pleased and excited to participate in the FCCA Table Tennis Challenge," told Goldstein. "It will combine my passions of table tennis and interacting with cruise tourism stakeholders while supporting a worthy cause."
Plus these key decision makers will interact with Conference delegates and Trade Show exhibitors during nightly social functions geared to promote networking while displaying Mexico's culture, gastronomy and destination product.
To learn more about and/or register for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, please visit: www.regonline.com/fccacozumel.


Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issues and builds 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 and @FCCAupdates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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