MIAMI (Feb. 8, 2010) — This is the latest Cruise Shipping Miami conference program with changes noted in red. The four-day conference and three-day exhibition are scheduled for March 15-18, 2010, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Exhibitor, delegate, visitor and press registration are available online at

The conference program as of Feb. 4:

Monday, March 15

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cruise Shipping’s FOCUS ON Series
Exhibitor presentations focusing on their newest product and services featured on the tradeshow floor.

10:20 a.m. VingCard Marine
10:40 a.m. Lufthansa Systems AG
11:00 a.m. Ecolab
11:20 a.m. Promotur Turismo de Canarias
11:40 a.m. Quietvox LLC
2:00 p.m. National Pasteurized Eggs Inc.

World Cruise Tourism Workshops
Organized in association with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, workshops include round-table sessions with industry experts discussing current topics and audience participation.

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Global Source Market
Presented by Seatrade Communications

1 – 3 p.m.
Global Deployment
Presented by Seatrade Communications

Tuesday, March 16
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Introductory Address:
Richard E. Sasso, Chairman, Cruise Lines International Association’s Marketing Committee, and President & CEO, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.

The State of the Cruise Industry
Leading cruise executives discuss the fundamentals of the industry against the background of an improving economic environment, in the event’s traditional opener.

Gerald E. Cahill, President & CEO, Carnival Cruise Lines
Adam M. Goldstein, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International
Daniel J. Hanrahan, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises
Stein Kruse, President & CEO, Holland America Line
Kevin Sheehan, CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)
Cruising for the Upscale Consumer
The outlook for the luxury sector of the cruise market in light of the spending pattern of high-end consumers.

Pam Conover, President & CEO, Seabourn Cruise Line
Roberto Giorgi, President, V. Ships Leisure SAM
Terri Haas, Chief Commercial Officer, North America, Compagnie du Ponant
Gregg L. Michel, President & CEO, Crystal Cruises Inc.
Amerigo Perasso, President & CEO, Silversea Cruises Ltd.
Larry Pimentel, President & CEO, Azamara Club Cruises
Peter Shanks, President & Managing Director, Cunard Line Ltd.

U.S. Coast Guard Session
The Coast Guard Forum will address new topics relevant to the Coast Guard and current industry relations.

Wednesday, March 17
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (concurrent sessions)
Expanding and Refurbishing the Fleet
Newbuilding strategies and the continuing demand for upgrading the existing fleet.

Roberto Martinoli, President & COO, Norwegian Cruise Line

Corrado Antonini, Chairman, Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA
Mike Kaczmarek, Vice President, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation
Martin Landtman, President, STX Finland Cruise Oy
Jean-Bernard Raoust, President, Barry Rogliano Salles
Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, Chairman & CEO, Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.

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

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)
Patterns for Deployment
Ten factors that will influence cruise lines’ deployment strategies over the next five years.

Diana J. Block, Vice President, Revenue Management & Deployment, Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises
Crane Gladding, SVP Revenue Management and Passenger Services, Norwegian Cruise Line
Nigel Lingard, Marketing Director, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Neil Palomba, Chief Operating Officer, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc
Michael K. Pawlus, Director, Revenue Management, The Yachts of Seabourn
Tony Peisley, Cruise Industry Analyst, and Author, Cruising At The Crossroads: A Worldwide Analysis to 2025

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

Michael Crye, Executive Vice President, Cruise Lines International Association
Carlos Cuervo, Vice President Supply, World Fuels
Xavier Leclercq, SVP Technical, STX France
Minas Myrtidis, VP Fleet Regulatory Compliance, Norwegian Cruise Line
Tom Strang, Vice President, Policy & Regulation, Carnival Corporation & plc

Thursday, March 18
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (concurrent sessions)
Terminal Design and Passenger Handling
The changing dynamic of terminal design around the world and the challenge of meeting the needs of the world’s biggest cruise ship.

Luis Ajamil, President, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners Inc.
Phillip C. Allen, Port Director, Port Everglades
Jordi Floreta, Vice President & Managing Director, TEAM
Rene Kouwenberg, Cruise Europe Representative, and Director, Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Lars Ljoen, Vice President Business Development, Ceres Marine Terminals
Giovanni Spadoni, President, MedCruise, & Technical Director and Commercial Director, Port of Livorno 2000 srl
Juan Trescastro, Vice President of Land Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited

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

Betsy O’Rourke, SVP Marketing, Royal Caribbean International

Van Anderson, Co-President, Americas Vacation Center
Jim Berra, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Carnival Cruise Lines
Rene Mack, President, Weber Shandwick Travel & Lifestyle Practice
Andrew Stewart, EVP/Partner, Worldmedia
Andy Stuart, EVP, Global Sales & Passenger Services, Norwegian Cruise Line

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. (concurrent sessions)
Expedition and Discovery Cruising
A focus on this niche market, which takes the cruise product to some of the world’s most remote places.

Sarina Bratton, Managing Director, Orion Expedition Cruises
Santiago Dunn, Executive President, Ecoventura
Mark Flager, VP Sales, Marketing and Passenger Services, Voyages of Discovery
Hans Rood, Vice President, Global Sales, Hurtigruten ASA
Steve Wellmeier, Executive Director, International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)
Dietmar Wertanzl, President & CEO, Cruise West

On-Board Revenue
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.

(End of conference schedule)

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