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Cruise Shipping Miami announces State of the Industry lineup

Cruise Shipping Miami announces State of the Industry lineup
Leaders from the world's Big Four cruise groups are scheduled to discuss the global industry at Cruise Shipping Miami's opening plenary session. They are Frank Del Rio, president and ceo of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; Arnold Donald, president and ceo of Carnival Corp. & plc; Richard Fain, chairman and ceo of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises.

CNN's Richard Quest will serve as the moderator. Quest is international business correspondent and presenter of 'Quest Means Business' and the monthly 'CNN Business Traveller' programs.

'Recently, we have seen significant changes in the cruise industry, with brand consolidations and new faces at the C-suite level,' said Christopher Dauer, director of UBM Connect's Cruise Events Portfolio. 'These four executives will provide a top-level overview of where the global cruise industry is today and what they foresee going forward.'

Preceding the State of the Industry panel, Cruise Lines International Association chairman Adam Goldstein will provide a statistical overview of the cruise industry. Goldstein is president and coo of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Cruise Shipping Miami is set for March 16-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.