Info on FCCA Conference and Trade Show

For many cruise executives, Caribbean destinations, suppliers and tour operators, the annual FCCA Caribbean Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the premier industry event of the year to meet with key players, analyze industry trends and discuss current issues. It is because of the unique forum provided by the Conference that over 800 cruise industry partners and nearly 100 cruise executives attend each year. Dates for the show are September 24th-27th 2002.

Participants: ? Ports & Destinations ? Cruise & Tourism Agencies ? Tour Operators ? Attractions ? Suppliers ? Ship Agents ? Cruise Executives
The Conference Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2002. The keynote address will be given by Mr. Micky Arison, Chairman & CEO, Carnival Corporation and Chairman of the FCCA.

The Conference offers a number of roundtable discussions led by an impressive roster of industry experts and guest speakers who are specialists in marketing, sourcing (purchasing) and shore excursions.

Workshop Topics: ? Keeping up with Mega Ships ? From Expectation to Product Delivery ? Guidelines for New Tour Operators ? Great Guides - Your Not-So-Secret Weapon ? Merchants and the Cruise Lines: Everybody Wins ? Converting Cruise Passengers to Land-Based Vacationers
Designated times have been set aside for all delegates to meet with cruise executives on a “one-on-one” basis (meetings limited to 10 minutes each).

This is your chance to tee-off with some of the industry’s top cruise executives. FCCA’s 6th Annual Golf Tournament is a fun-filled shotgun style (teams of four, where only the best shot is played) event slated for Tuesday, September 24th. Play in a foursome hosted by a cruise executive and raise funds for a worthy cause (Benefiting the FCCA Foundation for the Caribbean).


The FCCA Member Lines will be providing cruise vacations for a Silent Auction, where cruises will go to the highest bidder at a fraction (20% - 40%) of their retail value. The auction will take place at the FCCA booth in the exhibition and will be held throughout the Conference (Benefiting the FCCA Foundation for the Caribbean).

If you have any questions regarding the Conference, Trade Show or any information in this brochure, Please contact the FCCA office by telephone: 954-441-8881, fax: 954-441-3171or by E-mail: [email protected]