Cruise shipping registration opens, program released

Cruise shipping registration opens, program released

Online registration for Cruise Shipping Miami is now open at and organizers have released the first tentative conference program. The four-day conference and three-day exhibition are scheduled for March 15-18, 2010, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Exhibitor, delegate, visitor and press registration currently are available online. Following is the conference schedule as of Dec. 14:

Monday, March 15

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cruise Shipping’s FOCUS ON Series


Exhibitor presentations focusing on their newest product and services featured on the tradeshow floor.

World Cruise Tourism Workshops

Organized in association with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, the workshops include round-table sessions with industry experts discussing current topics and audience participation.

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Global Deployment

Presented by Seatrade Communications

1 - 3 p.m.

The Global Source Market

Presented by Seatrade Communications

Tuesday, March 16

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Introductory Address:

Richard E. Sasso, Chairman, Cruise Lines International Association’s Marketing Committee, and President & CEO, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.

The State of the Cruise Industry

Leading cruise executives discuss the fundamentals of the industry against the background of an improving economic environment, in the event’s traditional opener.


Gerald E. Cahill, President & CEO, Carnival Cruise Lines

Adam M. Goldstein, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International

Daniel J. Hanrahan, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises

Kevin Sheehan, CEO, NCL Corp.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Cruising for the Upscale Consumer

The outlook for the luxury sector of the cruise market in light of the spending pattern of high-end consumers.


Pam Conover, President & CEO, Seabourn Cruise Line

Roberto Giorgi, President, V. Ships Leisure SAM

Amerigo Perasso, President, Silversea Cruises Ltd.

Larry Pimentel, President & CEO, Azamara Club Cruises

Peter Shanks, President & Managing Director, Cunard Line Ltd.

U.S. Coast Guard Session

(Session details to be provided.)

Wednesday, March 17

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (concurrent sessions)

Expanding and Refurbishing the Fleet

Newbuilding strategies and the continuing demand for upgrading the existing fleet.

The Caribbean and Central America

Analysis of the prospects for a cruise region that will see increased capacity in 2010.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Patterns for Deployment

Ten factors that will influence cruise lines’ deployment strategies over the next five years.

Environmental Compliance

The cost and complexity of compliance with the regulatory framework post Copenhagen.

Thursday, March 18

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (concurrent sessions)

Terminal Design and Passenger Handling

The changing dynamic of terminal design around the world and the challenge of meeting the needs of the world’s biggest cruise ship.

Distribution of the Product

The role of social media networks in marketing the cruise product.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)

Expedition and Discovery Cruising

A focus on this niche market, which takes the cruise product to some of the world’s most remote places.

On-Board Revenue

A look at how the economic climate has affected on-board spending and the strategies used to stimulate the market, from revamping product lines for shoppers to innovations in spa and shorex offerings.