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Painting a Brighter Future

Park West Gallery is a proud partner of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association. Together, we can support the FCCA’s 2019 humanitarian initiatives and help color the lives of underprivileged youth throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


Welcome Message We are pleased and excited to welcome you to LIV ABOARD! – the “newbuild” replacing the decommissioned FCCA Gala and the new way of supporting the FCCA Foundation and its worthy causes throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. This evening you will be sailing with captains of the industry—decision-making executives, including presidents and CEOs, from our Member Lines—and all of them are here to work with stakeholders like you so you can learn about the industry’s inner workings, promote your product or destination, collaborate on something new, or simply get to know. We have found forums like these have a long track record of paving mutual understanding and bilateral partnerships that lead to sustainable success, which is why we offer numerous events like this throughout the year, including our FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show, taking place this year in San Juan, Puerto Rico from October 21-25. However, the Member Line representatives are not the only ones you can learn from and network with. Everyone here this evening has some involvement in and knowledge of the cruise industry, and they represent most ends of the spectrum in this multifaceted industry, along with a wealth of expertise and experience crucial to the industry’s success. We hope that you actualize tonight’s unique opportunities and potential, and we thank everyone for their participation and support of the FCCA Foundation. After all, 100 percent of tonight’s proceeds will fund the FCCA Foundation’s efforts, including its annual scholastic competitions and Holiday Gift Project, support of institutions like hospitals and orphanages, disaster relief and so much more throughout its 25-year history. Of course, none of this would be possible without the event sponsors: Port Miami, Bacardi, ExcursionInsurance.com, FaceEx, Park West Galleries, Port Canaveral, Port Everglades, Port St. Maarten, Puerto Rico Tourism Company, Starboard Cruise Services, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, UBM and United States Virgin Islands. Bon voyage!

Micky Arison

Michele M. Paige

Chairman, Carnival Corporation

Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association

FCCA Chairman;


One steady goal. An ocean of opportunities. The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) is pleased to announce our newest partnership. ExcursionInsurance.com has been appointed the new administrator of the FCCA Global Tour Operator Insurance Program. As the leading tour operator insurance brokerage and risk management provider, ExcursionInsurance.com shares our vision, our values and our passion for the cruise industry. Working together, we can enhance the destination experience—and broaden horizons for all of our members.

To learn more about how this partnership can benefit you, visit booths #979 and #1171 at the upcoming Seatrade Cruise Global. Hellen Mena Senior Vice President O: 305.728.4788 M: 305.877.7809 hellenm@excursioninsurance.com

Ken Furlow Global Development Officer M: 786.351.3408 ken@excursioninsurance.com

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The FCCA Foundation The FCCA Foundation provides a tangible mechanism for the cruise industry to fund a range of humanitarian causes throughout the FCCA’s Caribbean and Latin American partner destinations. Founded in 1995, the Foundation has impacted thousands of citizens by providing supplies, countless hours and aid to causes throughout the regions. In addition to assisting deserving institutions like charities and hospitals and helping after crises like natural disasters, the Foundation executes annual projects, including: •

Holiday Gift Project – The FCCA reaches out to many Caribbean and Latin American destinations by providing holiday gifts, festivities and cheer to children in foster homes and institutions that would likely receive nothing otherwise. The presents are delivered to partner destinations on Member Lines’ vessels, and the crew and FCCA associates then distribute the gifts at parties. In 2018, it benefitted nearly 6,400 children throughout 32 destinations.

• Children’s Essay and Poster Competitions – The FCCA orchestrates these two competitions to promote education and also let FCCA destination partners’ youth think about the cruise industry’s synergy with their destination and citizens, while also prompting practical problem solving. There are two divisions—junior (12 years and under) and senior (13-16)—that each receive 1st-3rd-place prizes of 3,000, 1,500 and 1,000, respectively, for themselves and their schools, along with a $200 award for every finalist submitted by the participating destinations. The first place recipients also receive functions in their honor. Additionally, the Foundation works with destinations to ascertain and meet their needs as they become applicable. Past examples include: • Donated hurricane relief supplies in Dominica, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. • Donated incubators and air conditioners for schools, hospitals and orphanages in Colombia. • Donated air conditioners, along with stoves and laundry machines for vocation training, to an at-risk youth center in Panama. • Donated computers to schools in Guatemala. • Donated school supplies to Jamaica and St. Lucia. • Donated wood to fix homes in Belize. • Donated paint for beautification projects in Belize, Costa Rica and Jamaica. • Provided cots, water and canned goods via Member Line vessels for disaster relief. • Cleaned streets as part of hurricane relief in Cozumel, Mexico.

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Orchestrated specialized holiday projects in Cozumel to provide 1,000 bicycles over a two-year span, which afforded transportation to underprivileged children. Funded schools and colleges in various destinations. Established a tourism school in St. Lucia.

Foundation Events (proceeds fully fund the Foundation, with no costs from FCCA Member Lines): • FCCA Foundation Dinner Extravaganza – Created the same year as the Foundation, the event gathers cruise executives and industry stakeholders in a comfortable setting to establish new relationships or enhance existing ones. It features a cocktail reception, and dinner with a selected table host—each a Member Line executive, president and/or CEO. • FCCA Online Auction – Taking place every October and open to anyone with a valid e-mail address, this auction features cruises vacation packages all graciously donated by FCCA Member Lines and partners throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.


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Executives in Attendance AIDA Cruises Sandra Neffgen, Head of Shore Excursion Program Frank Boensch, Director, Shore Excursions Azamara Club Cruises Michael Bush, Manager, Destination Experience Carnival Corporation & plc Arnold Donald, President & CEO Giora Israel, Sr. Vice President, Global Ports & Destination Development Julia Brown, Chief Procurement Officer Karl Sestak, Chief of Staff David Candib, Vice President, Development & Operations Marie McKenzie , Vice President, Global Ports & Caribbean Government Relations Javonte Anyabwele, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing Carnival Cruise Line Michael Turek, Vice President, Carnival Adventures Renata Ribeiro, Sr. Vice President, Guest Commerce Ugo Savino, Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning Captain Salvatore Rassello, Nautical Planning Director Elena Trajkovska, Product Manager, Shore Excursions Priscilla Molina, Sr. Manager, Product Development & Marketing Henrique Costa, Director, Commercial Strategy & Business Development Hein Erasmus, Sr. Manager, Product Development & Marketing Lila Ferenci, Product Manager - Tour Operations Nasim Ghannadian, Product Manager - Tour Operations Erika Tache, Sr. Director, Product Development, Shore Excursions Carlos Estrada, Director, Home Port Operations Carnival UK Group Steven Young, Vice President, Port & Shore Operations James Gardiner, Port Services Planning & Development Manager Carnival Maritime GmbH Remco Buis, SVP, Port Operations & Development Karin Plettner, Director, Port Operations & Experience. Celebrity Cruises Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO

Costa Cruise Lines Ruben Perez, General Manager, North America Disney Cruise Line Bert Swets, Sr. Vice President, Global Maritime & Engineering Operations Russell Daya, Executive Director, Marine & Port Operations & Port Developments & Itinerary Planning Jim Ury, Vice President, Entertainment & Port Adventures Ralph Dahlgren, Manager Port Operations & Development Dawn DeMague, Administrative Assistant David Williams, Security Manager, Port Operations Michelle Moraga, Adventures Manager Jaco Gouws, Sr. Manager, Port Adventures Debbie Kimerer, Assistant Port Adventures Manager Harold Quesada, Manager, Deployment Planning & Strategy Holland America Group Paul Goodwin, Executive Vice President, Onboard Revenue, Port and Shore Operations Robert Morgenstern, Sr. Vice President, Shore Excursions and Port Operations Matthew Sams, Vice President, Caribbean Relations & Private Islands Chris Martin, Director, Port Operations Donna Silvera-Barnett, Manager, Port Operations Ellen Lynch, Sr. Director, Shore Excursions Elena Vlad, Director, Shore Excursion Product Development & Operations Lisa Banner, Manager, Shore Excursions Holland America Line Orlando Ashford, President Simon Douwes, Sr. Director, Deployment & Itinerary Planning MSC Cruises Pierfranceso Vago, Executive Chairman Gianluca Suprani, Head of Global Port Development & Shore Activities Luca Biondolilo , Chief Communications Officer MSC Cruises (USA) Inc. Richard Sasso, Chairman Roberto Fusaro, President Albino Di Lorenzo, Vice President, Cruise Operations Valentina Pietropaolo, Product Shore Excursion Manager

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Executives in Attendance Norwegian Cruise Line Andrew Stuart, President & CEO Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Howard Sherman, Executive Vice President, Onboard Revenue & Destination Services Jose Negron, Vice President, Strategic Port Development David West Louis Ruiz, Sr. Director, Port Operations Capt. Luigi Razeto, Sr. Vice President, Marine Operations Elizabeth Tauben, Sr. Manager, Port Guest Services and Clearance Maria Pedraza, Hotel Operations Analyst Michelle Solorzano, Sr. Director, F & B Supply Chain Management Thomas Kane, Sr. Manager, Marine Safety Melissa Barboza, IT Project Manager Stephanie Salazar, Port Guest Services Specialist Morgan McCall, Manager, Regulatory Compliance & Sustainability James S. Mitchell, Vice President, Marine Health – Safety – Environment – Medical Colin Gant, Vice President, Vessel Refurbishment Karl Muhlberge, Vice President, Shipboard Hotel Operations Klaus Lugmaier , Regional Vice President Fleet Hotel Operations Ricardo Ceballos Sr., Director, Shipboard Security, Marine Operations Nico Oudshoorn, Director Technical Operations, Superintendent Sonia Posada, Marine Operations Executive Assistant Boris Ruskovsk, Sr. Director, Vessel Refurbishment Arturo Guerrero, Vice President, Hotel Operations & New Build Delivery Edouard Petitson, Port Captain Eric J. Wolf, Sr. Manager, Recycling and Waste Managment Joakim Soergel, HSE Officer Jessica Laria, Manager Compliance & Management Systems Cecilia Ortiz, Sr. Entertainment Specialist Sebastian Santandre, Manager Marine Safety Sarah Brown, Director, Environmental Operations Jonathan Gardner, Manager Port Operations Daren Mitchell, Public Health Senior Manager Jennifer Marmanillo, Director, Itinerary Planning Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Adam Goldstein, Vice Chairman Russell Benford, Vice President, Government Relations, Americas Mike Jones, Sr. Vice President, Supply Chain

Penny Zeilman, Account Manager, Global Tour Operations Megan Shaw, Account Manager, Global Tour Operations Christopher Allen, Vice President, Deployment & Itinerary Planning Miguel Reyna, Associate VP, Commercial Development Thomas J. O’Sullivan, Director, Compliance, Global Tour Operations Adam Sharp, Strategic Projects Manager Melissa De La Cruz, Account Manager, Global Tour Operations Roberta Jacoby, Managing Director, Global Tour Operations Vina Jumpp, Director, Procurement Food & Beverage - North America, Export USA Clarissa Kallander, Manager, Procurement, Food & Beverage Andre Pousada , Associate Vice President, Government Relations Kevin Milota, Vice President, Corporate, Revenue, Capital & Deployment Planning Chris Alias, Director, Competitive Intelligence Jorge Delgado, Vice President, Business Development Jon Jaffe, Associate Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel Andrew Mott Jr., Manager, Internal SSQE Audits Piet (Barend) Van Os, Director Maritime Investigations & Compliance Georgina Celdran, Sr. Manager SQM & Auditing Program Robert Pennella, Sr. Manager Kelly Ring, Sr. Manager Scott Anderson, Director, Fleet Modernization Silversea Cruises Adria Bono, Director, Shore Excursions Daniela Sordi, Shore Excursions Area Coordinator Arnaldo Zanonato, Director, Regional Experiences Development Tom Brady, Vice President, Hotel Operations TUI Cruises Tine Olemann, Director, Destination Management & Operations Janina Graf, Contracting Manager Sebastian Rosenberg, Port Operations Manager Virgin Voyages Tom McAlpin, President & CEO Diana Block, Vice President, Revenue, Itinerary & Destination Juan Trescastro, Sr. Director, Itineraries, Destinations, Government Relations & Shore Excursions Alain Ferzli, Vice President, Finance, Accounting & Supply Chain Jessica Frank, Sr. Recruiter Daniel Schneider, Sr. Manager, Finance

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Puerto Rico Tourism Company

Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

Starboard Cruise Services Inc.

UBM (Seatrade Cruise Global)

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism Participating Sponsors Bacardi

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