Cruise Shipping Event Registration Opens, Schedule 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.

Monday, March 15

Cruise Shipping's FOCUS ON Series

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Introductory Address

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Richard E. Sasso, chairman of Cruise Lines International Association's marketing committee, and president and CEO of MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.

The State of the Cruise Industry

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Leading cruise executives discuss the fundamentals of the industry against the background of an improving economic environment, in the event's traditional opener. Participants include: Gerald E. Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines; Adam M. Goldstein, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International; Daniel J. Hanrahan, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises; and Kevin Sheehan, CEO of NCL Corp.

Cruising for the Upscale Consumer

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

The outlook for the luxury sector of the cruise market in light of the spending pattern of high-end consumers. Participants include: Pam Conover, president and CEO of Seabourn Cruise Line; Roberto Giorgi, president of V. Ships Leisure SAM; Amerigo Perasso, president of Silversea Cruises Ltd.; Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of Azamara Club Cruises; Peter Shanks, president and managing director of Cunard Line Ltd.

U.S. Coast Guard Session

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Session details to be provided.

Wednesday, March 17

Expanding and Refurbishing the Fleet

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

The Caribbean and Central America

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Patterns for Deployment

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Environmental Compliance

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, March 18

Terminal Design and Passenger Handling

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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

Expedition and Discovery Cruising

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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

On-Board Revenue

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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.

Additional information on conference registration or exhibiting is available by contacting UBM International Media, at (609) 759-4700 or [email protected].