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FCCA Cruise Conference & Tradeshow

September 30 - October 4, 2013

Cartagena, Colombia


For many cruise executives, destinations, suppliers and tour operators, the annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show is the premier industry event of the year to meet with key industry players, analyze trends and discuss current issues. It is because of the unique forum provided by the Conference that nearly 1,200 cruise industry partners, including approximately 100 cruise executives, attend each year.


?Conference Benefits

  • Increase your cruise industry contact base. Dozens of cruise executives from the
    operations, purchasing, marketing and shore excursions areas will be in attendance and
    committed to working with you.

  • Gain insight on what cruise lines look for in shore excursions, products, services and
    ports of call, etc.

  • Establish a clear vision that will map the road to success in your cruise industry business.

  • Save time, effort and money – this is the only event where the top decision makers from
    the 15 FCCA Member Cruise Lines come together for four entire days.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and develop valuable relationships with some of the cruise industry’s top executives.


Conference & Tradeshow Information

Conference brochure can be viewed (here)

Conference registration form can be dowloaded (here)


Transportation Information


Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) is the official airline of the 19th Annual FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show. A regional airline based in Curaçao at the Hato International Airport, operates high frequency, scheduled services between Curaçao and a variety of destinations, including Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia and its newest destination, Miami. The airline's new daily flights from Miami recently launched and offer travelers from Miami a convenient, two-and-a-half-hour flight to paradise in Curaçao.


www.flydae.com - 1-855-509-2550


Designated flights for the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show are as follows:

Sep 29 Flight 500 Departing MIA at 7:00am Arriving CUR at 9:30am
Sep 30 Flight 500 Departing MIA at 7:00am Arriving CUR at 9:30am
Oct 1 Flight 500 Departing MIA at 7:00am Arriving CUR at 9:30am

Oct 5 Flight 503 Departing CUR at 9:00pm Arriving MIA at 11:30pm
Oct 6 Flight 503 Departing CUR at 9:00pm Arriving MIA at 11:30pm
Oct 7 Flight 503 Departing CUR at 9:00pm Arriving MIA at 11:30pm


Copa Airlines is also offering a 15 % discount on during the FCCA Conference - Valid September 26 - October 10, 2012 - 1 800 FLY COPA (359 2672).


Not applicable on promotional rates or combined with any other promotion. Not valid for online purchases. Valid for published rates in fare classes: S, U, V,B ,Y


Special conference fare on American Airlines are available using promo code 5692BV – either online: www.aa.com or by telephone: 1-800-433-1790.


Complimentary transportation to and from the airport and all Conference events will be provided to all
registered attendees staying at official FCCA Conference Hotels.


Additional airlines to Curaçao are: Avianca and Insel Air.


Hotel Information

?We are pleased to offer you the following special travel rates. In order to ensure that you are able to stay in the hotel of your choice at the lowest rate available and travel on the most convenient flight available, we strongly recommend that you make all travel arrangements as early as possible.


Please contact the Hotels, directly with any questions you may have regarding your stay and to make your reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as an FCCA Conference participant to guarantee rate.

The Marriott Curacao Beach Resort & Emerald Casino

Official FCCA Conference Headquarter Hotel #1


Located across the street from the FCCA Conference venue  - The World Trade Center Curacao  - Convention Center - 15 minutes from Hato International Airport.


All guest rooms come equipped with refrigerators, coffee makes, irons, ironing boards, mini bars, safe, hair dryer, voice mail and cable television. Handicap accessible and non-smoking rooms are available. The suites equipped with a kitchen. 


Renaissance Curaçao, Resort & Casino
Official FCCA Conference Headquarter Hotel #2
Rates start at $ 179.00 per room plus applicable taxes


Reservations: reservations@curacaorenaissance.com
Web Link: http://www.marriott.com

Telephone: 011-599-9-4355000


10 - minute shuttle ride to the FCCA conference venue – The World Trade Center Curacao - Convention Center - 15 minutes from the airport. Built within and around the fascinating Rif Fort – a 19th century landmark designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Includes a variety of boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants, including the open-air boulevard of Renaissance Mall.


Hilton Curacao

Alternate Hotel

5 minute walk or short shuttle ride from the FCCA conference venue – The World Trade Center Curacao - Convention Center –15 minutes from the airport.

A spectacular beachfront property with a picturesque shoreline, infinity swimming pool and two private beaches. All rooms have a private balcony and many with a full ocean view. All rooms have one king or two double beds as well as the standard amenities you would expect such as coffee machine, in-room safe, iron and iron board, alarm radio and hairdryer.



Please pay special attention to the following information prepared for your conference experience.


Visa/Travel Requirements - Please check link to see if a travel visa is required for travel to Curacao from your destination: Curacao Visa.webloc


Complimentary Transfers – If you wish to take advantage of complimentary transportation from the airport to an official conference hotel upon arrival in Curacao, you must forward your complete flight details to Ruth de Lanoy - ruthfcca@gmail.com Do not send to the FCCA. Transportation is being arranged by the Curacao Tourism Board.


Meals – Please note that complimentary breakfast will be available to registered conference attendees at your hotel only. Lunch and Dinner is provided to attendees during the conference as outlined in the agenda.


Identification Badges – Please be sure you are wearing your conference identification badge at all times as you will be denied access to any and all events, meetings and workshops without your badge. Note: Exhibitors and Guests do not have access to any business functions, workshops or meetings. 


Dress Code - The dress code for the conference is business casual for business sessions and Opening Ceremony. Elegantly or smart casual for evening functions.


Trade Show Floor Plan


To view the 2012 FCCA Tradeshow information click (here)
To view the 2012 FCCA Tradeshow registration form click (here)
To view the 2012 FCCA Tradeshow services guide click (here)

Qualifications of Exhibitor/Attendee

FCCA, in its sole discretion, determines whether a prospective exhibitor/attendee is eligible to participate in the Event. Eligibility is generally limited to persons or firms who supply products and services to the cruise industry, or are in good standing with the cruise industry and FCCA. Applicants who have not previously exhibited at/attended the event may be required to submit a description of the nature of their business and/or the items to be exhibited.


The FCCA reserves the right in its absolute discretion to exclude or remove from the Event any person/company whose presence or behaviour is undesirable and/or potentially unlawful, harmful, disrespectful and/or causing a nuisance to other Exhibitors and/or attendees and the FCCA may exercise such right notwithstanding that any such person is the employee, agent or permitted contractor of the Exhibitor/Attendee or otherwise in any way connected or associated with the Exhibitor/Attendee.

For more information on the FCCA Trade Show, please contact James Kazakoff at: 954-441-8881 or james@f-cca.com
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