Economy – Local Business Community Encouraged to Register to Participate in FCCA Conference & Trade Show

Par Autre 25 Août 2014 10:21

Economy – Local Business Community Encouraged to Register to Participate in FCCA Conference & Trade Show

POINT BLANCHE, St. Maarten – Port St. Maarten – The St. Maarten/St. Martin business community is encouraged to register to participate in the 21st Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show from October 6-10.

As the conference date gets closer, trade show booths are filling quickly and before you know it, booth space would have been sold out, so register within the coming days to ensure you have a spot to promote your services or products to the cruise industry.

Delegates are hereby informed that the process to start registering for one-on-one meetings with cruise executives has started. These meetings are first come, first serve, and requests will be sent based on the time of registration.

Registration can be done at the following address:

The later a delegate registers for the conference, the less of a chance they have of getting one-on-one meetings.  Only delegates have access to meetings and workshops, not exhibitors.

The conference and trade show will attract to the destination more than 1000 cruise industry partners, including close to 100 cruise executives during the October one week period.

The focus of the conference is on developing business, relationships and knowledge during the event’s four-day series meetings, workshops and social functions, and one of the best occasions for this is during the numerous one-on-one meetings.

Delegates have up to three meetings with their selected cruise executives, who represent the various departments of their cruise line(s), including operations, purchasing, marketing, shore excursions and government relations.

Each one-on-one meeting allots 15 minutes for delegates to privately discuss with and receive personalized input from a cruise executive that can positively impact their business in many ways – from selling a product or shore excursion on-board or increasing ship calls to tailor-making an excursion/product or developing infrastructure that the cruise lines and destinations need.

For cruise executives, ports and destinations, cruise and tourism agencies, attractions, ship agents, suppliers and tour operators, the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the premier industry event of the year to meet key industry players, analyse trends and discuss current issues.

Construction and set-up is currently taking place at the Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo facility of a convention center that will host the FCCA Conference & Trade Show.

The Convention Center is being constructed on harbour property that was used as a container storage area.  

Four buildings will be erected during the course of several weeks that will be used by approximately 1200 delegates who will be attending the conference in October.

About St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies

The St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies comprises of 13 companies responsible for most of the country’s maritime activities.  The operations of the Harbour Group can be summarized into four pillars of Cruise, Cargo, Yachting and Real Estate.  The Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise & Cargo facilities cater to over 1.5 million cruise passengers annually.  The cargo facilities have led to a steady growth in containerized business making the island a hub for the North Eastern Caribbean where it concerns transshipment services.  The port caters to the Giga yachts and vessels providing berthing and fueling services to this sector.  The harbour group also owns and manages a wide range of commercial real estate across the country. 

The Port St. Maarten is a modern, well equipped and secure port facility that is operated and managed by a dedicated professional staff.  Visit our website for further or call +1 721 542-8503 or 8504, email:

Par Autre 25 Août 2014 10:21