Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that the organization’s cruise3sixty conference and trade show is officially sold out.
This year cruise3sixty will have more than 160 exhibitors and 25 CLIA member cruise lines. Approximately 1,300 travel agents from nearly all 50 states and Canada are registered to attend the event in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at the Broward County Convention Center from April 22-26.
Here are the schedule highlights:
General Sessions – This year, the president’s panel will bring together five of the industry’s newest cruise line leaders, including:
- Orlando Ashford, president, Holland America Line
- Christine Duffy, president, Carnival Cruise Line
- Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO, Celebrity Cruises
- Andy Stuart, president and chief operating officer, Norwegian Cruise Line
- Jan Swartz, president, Princess Cruises
State of the Cruise Industry – Adam M. Goldstein, CLIA global chairman and president / COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, will present the organization’s annual State of the Cruise Industry Report.
Interesting Speakers and Topics – Robert Stephens, founder of Best Buy’s Geek Squad; Kathleen Passanisi, humorist and motivational speaker; and Matt Bailey, author and founder of SiteLogic, will serve as keynote speakers.
Ship Inspections - Agents will have the opportunity to tour 16 cruise ships and attend up to 5 CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection and Brand Showcase presentations.
Educational Seminars – Attendees can take part in new, refreshed educational programs that include CLIA seminars and earn up to 160 certification credits. CLIA is presenting 12 seminars over the course of cruise3sixty, including 5 new seminars debuting at the conference.
Hall of Fame Gala – Attendees will have the chance to attend exclusive networking and entertainment events, including CLIA's annual Hall of Fame Gala Evening. The 2015 Hall of Fame Gala will include exciting entertainment provided by Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.
While the event is sold out, cruise3sixty is taking additional registrations that will be added to a waitlist with slots filled only through cancellations.