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Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association

St. Lucia to host 16th annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show

eTN Staff Writer  Feb 05, 2009

PEMBROKE PINES,FL - The annual Cruise Conference and Trade Show will take place October 26-30, 2009 on 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 1,000 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 working with you. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the most successful 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

FCCA is a trade association composed of 11 member lines: Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Line, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. It was created in 1972 by the member lines operating more than 100 vessels in Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexican waters in order to discuss and exchange views on issues relating to: legislation, tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise-industry issues.

St. Lucia to host 16th annual FCCA Cruise Conference and Trade Show
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