Cruise Industry Gathers in Miami
Every March, the cruise industry gathers in Miami, Fla. for the Sea Trade Cruise Shipping Convention - which usually sometime during March. Just in time to relieve the mid-winter blahs, this year's Convention will be held from March 3-6, 2003 at its "homeport" of the Miami Beach Convention Center. With last year's total attendance tallying in at 10,041, and 1,216 conference delegates, the conference boasted more than 1,000 exhibitors.
Beginning on Tuesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. will be the ever popular and sometimes controversial, "State of the Industry Debate." Featuring some of cruise's heavy hitters, such as Pam Conover, president & COO of Cunard Line; Bob Dickinson, president Carnival Cruise Lines; Howard Frank, vice chairman & COO Carnival Cruise Lines; Gregg Michel, president Crystal Cruises; Richard D.
Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean; and Colin Veitch, president & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line, the debate will more than likely focus the subject of the recent merger activities between Carnival and P&O Princess.
Industry Leaders Slated to Debate: The leaders of cruise's largest companies will go head-to-head at the annual State of the Industry Debate. From top: Pam Conover, president and CEO, Cunard; Bob Dickinson, president, Carnival Cruise Lines; and Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean.
February 2003 On each morning and afternoon of the exhibition, attendees will have a choice of several panels to observe - on all sides of the industry. Participants can familiarize themselves with U.S. Coast Guard activities via the USCG Forum to be held on the afternoon of March 4 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Participants include CDR Linda Fangan, division chief, Foreign & Offshore Compliance Division; LCDR Rich Pruitt, mass rescue operations program manager, Foreign & Offshore Compliance Division; Lt. Buddy Reams, USCG Marine Safety Center; and Capt. Steve Sawyer, Chief, Office of Search & Rescue. To make reservations for the exhibition, conferences and FCCA Dinner, please contact: CMP Princeton, 125 Village Blvd., Ste. 220.
Princeton, N.J. 08540. tel: (609) 452- 2800; fax: (609) 452-9374. or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitors can also log on to the official web site at: www.cruise-community.com
Other stories from February 2003 issue
- The USCG, MTSA '02 and IMO - The New Faces of Security page: 8
- Littoral Combat Ship Takes One Step Closer to Reality page: 10
- Secure Marine Transportation... Priceless? page: 12
- Three PacifiCat-class Fast Ferries to be Sold page: 18
- The Rising Value of Propulsion Business page: 19
- Navigator of the Seas—A New Course for Profitability page: 24
- Plug and Play page: 28
- Cruise Ship Design Trends Mirror Marine Marketplace page: 31
- Deltamarin Expands to China to Thwart Cruise Downturn page: 34
- Gotar: Keeping Ships Clean From the Inside page: 35
- Coral Princess Debuts With Unique Propulsion System page: 35
- Sick Ships, Project America and a Merger page: 36
- A 360 O page: 38
- Swimmin' With the Fishes STN Atlas, WirtsilS Propulsion "Dolphin" Pod Proves Popular page: 38
- M/S Zuiderdam: Modern With Elegant Taste page: 40
- Construction on 10-Boat, $57-M Contract Commences for Brazil page: 44
- INCAT — A Delicate Balance for the Future page: 46
- NCL Debuts Newest Star with NYC Flair page: 48
- Damen Delivers High Level of Tug Tech page: 49
- A Proven, New Approach for Vessel Insulation page: 50
- The Dilemma: Competent Crews vs. Costs page: 54
- Blue Ridge Officers Complete Safety Training page: 57
- Shipping 2003: Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow page: 58
- Cruise Industry Gathers in Miami page: 61