PORT–Port St. Maarten invites seasoned cruise- and tourism-related businesspeople and budding entrepreneurs to attend the 2019 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC) town hall meeting in the Port St. Maarten Homeporting Pavilion of Dr. A.C. Wathey Cruise and Cargo Facilities from 5:00 to 7:00pm Tuesday, June 11.
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Registration ends at 5:00pm Monday, June 10. Registration is a must to attend the townhall session.
Cruise line executives will share their views about the industry and other information in a panel discussion at the session. The session targets people in the tourism-cruise-hospitality sector and those who want to enter the local cruise business sector.
Tourism and Economic Affairs Minister Stuart Johnson said the townhall session is an opportunity for mature businesses in the cruise sector to learn how to further improve their products and services offered to cruise passengers, and for those planning to go into business to gather much information about the cruise lines’ expectations.
“For an entrepreneur in the making, this could help bring that vision to fruition and fill a need in the cruise tourism sector on the island which keeps us at the forefront as a destination,” Port St. Maarten Management said of the upcoming session.
PAMAC will be held at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino and Spa from June 12 to 15. It brings together FCCA Platinum Members who meet with high-ranking FCCA member line cruise executives and top chief executive officers (CEOs) as part of a relationship- and business-building process.
The conference is expected to attract some 200 delegates – all platinum members, and 10-15 cruise executives and top CEOs. The gathering takes place as St. Maarten marks 55 years in the cruise industry.