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St. Lucia to Host the 16th Annual FCCA Conference & Trade Show

Pembroke Pines, FL (February 3, 2009) – As we move into the new year, it is time to start the wheels turning for the premier event of 2009. The annual Cruise Conference and Trade Show will take place October 26-30, 2009 in the beautiful Island of St. Lucia.

With its natural beauty, St. Lucia seems like an island plucked from the South Pacific and set down in the Caribbean More than 1000 cruise industry partners will come together with 100 Cruise Executives from the FCCA Member Lines to share ideas and discuss industry trends. Executives from the FCCA Member Lines will once again host a series of round table discussions in the areas of Marketing, Shore Excursions and Operations. As Executives share their expertise and offer ideas for the future, Delegates will have the opportunity to participate during the question and answer session allowing for an interactive and informative series of workshops.


The FCCA will pre-set meetings with select Cruise Executives on a One-on-One basis for pre-registered Delegates. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with key players, analyze industry trends and discuss current issues. Sessions will be arranged and confirmed prior to the Conference.


The Trade Show is the perfect opportunity to showcase your destination and/or product to key Cruise Executives from the Operations, Purchasing, Marketing and Shore Excursion areas that will be in attendance and committed to work with you. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the most successful FCCA trade show exhibit – The FCCA Trade Show.


The Annual Golf Tournament has become an important resource for meeting top executives in an exclusive casual atmosphere. Play in a foursome hosted by a Cruise Executive and contribute to a worthy cause, the FCCA Foundation.


For more information on the FCCA Conference & Trade Show, please contact Terri Cannici at (954) 441-8881 or tcannici@f-cca.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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