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FCCA Cruise Conference sets June 2022 Puerto Rico return

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's conference will return to San Juan, Puerto Rico, next year.

Scheduled from June 1-3, 2022, the event will feature a reworked recipe with a concentration of one-on-one meetings and expanded networking opportunities with high-level executives from FCCA member lines.

Long-standing partnership

'This return displays the long-standing relationship we have had with the destination and the ability to constantly grow together, which is truly what the event is all about,' FCCA President Michele Paige said. 'So this will be the perfect place and time to gather our partners to develop mutual understanding and success.'

Carlos Santiago Mercado, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Co., welcomed the event.

'As one of the first destinations in the world to implement a health and safety program specifically designed for the tourism industry, the island is well prepared to host international events and conventions such as this one,' he said. 'Next year's meeting is especially important and noteworthy as it will provide both an excellent opportunity to discuss strategic plans to strengthen global cruise industry operations and the ideal forum to forge public and private sector collaborative alliances after the unprecedented impact of the global pandemic on the travel and tourism industry.'

All conference participants will have access to workshops led by cruise executives and stakeholders, along with opportunities to meet with cruise executives during networking functions throughout the event.

New format

The FCCA said these networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings will benefit from an expanded focus through the conference’s new format being established this year, while building on the past successes of the event in Puerto Rico in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

Additionally, Puerto Rico will have increased chances to showcase some of its best attractions for cruise visitors, alomg with offerings for provisioning and homeporting.