In addition, Michele Paige, president of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, will deliver the session's keynote address.
Stuart and Paige join a panel that includes Michael Bayley, president and ceo of Royal Caribbean International; Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line; and Rick Sasso, president of MSC Cruises USA.
The session will look at the future of the Caribbean and how may be reshaped by infrastructure developments and the emergence of new destinations such as Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic, Harvest Caye in Belize and the possible opening of Cuba at some future point. The cruise line leaders will also discuss how the world's No. 1 cruise region can remain competitive in an increasingly global business.
The Caribbean session will be moderated by Anne Kalosh, US editor, Seatrade Cruise Review/Seatrade-Insider.com, and is set for the morning of March 18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Other regional state of the industry panels during the March 16-19 event focus on North and South America, Europe and Asia/Australia.