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Few Tickets Remain for FCCA Gala's Opportunities to Network with Cruise Line Decision Makers
Pembroke Pines, FL (March 4, 2015) - More than 80 percent of the tickets have sold for the FCCA's premier event during Cruise Shipping Miami, the FCCA Gala. Cruise tourism stakeholders are jumping at the opportunity to network with nearly 50 cruise line presidents, CEOs and executives who decide where ships call, what sells onboard and how to invest in infrastructure.
"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."

Taking place March 18, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Gala features these decision makers as table and evening hosts. Registration comes with a selection of a cruise executive to join for a sit-down dinner with a side of productive talks and relationship building.
Despite the rapid sales, key personnel from various lines and departments are currently available, including Terry Thornton, SVP, itinerary development & revenue planning, Carnival Cruise Line; Anthony Connelly, SVP, operations, Disney Cruise Line; Jim Urry, VP, entertainment & port adventures, Disney Cruise Line; Keith Taylor, EVP, fleet operations, Holland America Line; Albino Di Lorenzo, VP, cruise operations, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.; Colin Murphy, SVP, destination & port operations, Norwegian Cruise Line; Tony Kaufman, SVP, Asia operations, Princess Cruises; and John Tercek, VP, commercial & new business development, Royal Caribbean International.
Plus the entire audience will be on-hand for a 90-minute cocktail and silent art auction with a collection from Park West Galleries preceding the dinner and giving a chance to meet and talk anything from business to art with the attending presidents and CEOs, including Christine Duffy, president, Carnival Cruise Line; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president & CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Karl Holz, president, Disney Cruise Line; Orlando Ashford, president, Holland America Line; Richard Sasso, president & CEO, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.; Drew Madsen, president & COO, Norwegian Cruise Line; Michael Bayley, president & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Adam Goldstein; and Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.
All proceeds will benefit the FCCA Foundation, the non-profit, charitable organization that funds humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America. Most recently, about 7,000 underprivileged children had something to celebrate because one of the Foundation's annual events, the Holiday Gift Project, delivering presents, festivities and smiles.
Both the Gala and FCCA Foundation's efforts are possible because of the feature sponsorship of Port Everglades and partner sponsorship of PortMiami and Port Canaveral.
To learn more or register, please visit: https://2015fccagala.eventbrite.com/.

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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