PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With Seatrade Cruise Global around the corner, calendars are already filling with workshops, events and meetings. But what about dinner at a private table with a top-level cruise executive or even a president/CEO? This opportunity and more are available during the 23rd annual FCCA Gala Dinner, taking place the evening of Wednesday, March 15 at the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina, across the street from Seatrade Cruise Global.
"The FCCA Gala offers a unique and invaluable opportunity for stakeholders to closely interact with the cruise industry's key players to develop understanding, relationships and business," said Adam Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and Chairman of the FCCA. "I look forward to hosting a table and listening to ideas and developments while benefitting a good cause."
These key players include the likes of Goldstein, along with Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line; Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Arnold Donald, CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Jason Montague, President & CEO, Regent Seven Seas Cruises; Richard Sasso, Chairman, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.; and Andy Stuart, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line.
They will be on-hand with all attendees for a 90-minute networking reception and silent art auction sponsored by Park West Gallery before sitting down to host a private dinner with a side of relationship and business development.
Feature tables are available for the presidents and CEOs, along with select cruise executives, allowing for a destination or company to bring a team of up to nine and directly target those that decide where ships call, what sells onboard and how to invest in destinations, infrastructure and technology.
Individual tickets are also available with other decision-making executives ranging from managers to senior vice presidents throughout sectors including itinerary planning, purchasing, shore excursions, new business development, government relations, and port and destination development and operations. More than just admission, these tickets include full access—from the networking reception to the sit-down dinner with a cruise executive of their choice who can directly impact their business.
All proceeds benefit the FCCA Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organization that funds humanitarian causes in the Caribbean and Latin America, including disaster relief, funding for institutions like hospitals and orphanages, and annual projects benefitting educational and children's causes. Most recently, nearly 9,000 deserving children throughout 42 destinations had something to celebrate because one of the Foundation's annual events—the Holiday Gift Project—delivered gifts, festivities and smiles.
Both the Gala and FCCA Foundation's efforts are possible because of the featured event sponsorship of Port Everglades, as well as the partner sponsorship of Port Canaveral.
More information and registration are available at https://2017fccagala.eventbrite.com.
About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
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, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.
About the FCCA Foundation
The FCCA Foundation provides a tangible mechanism for the cruise industry to fund a range of humanitarian causes in Caribbean and Latin American destinations. In its 23 years, the Foundation has benefited thousands of citizens by providing funding and countless hours to causes and charities throughout the regions. In addition to assisting deserving institutions like charities and hospitals and aiding during crises like natural disasters, the Foundation executes annual projects, including the Holiday Gift Project, which delivers thousands of presents and smiles to underprivileged children during the holiday season, and poster and essay competitions to benefit students and schools.
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SOURCE Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)