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Miami To Host Cruiso Shipping ' 96

The 12th annual Cruise Shipping Convention is scheduled to be held on March 12-16 in Miami — a city at the very heart of the cruise industry. The event will take place at the Miami Beach Convention Center, a facility whose floor plan provides 175,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space, which will be filled with companies offering the latest in products, services and technologies. Seminar presentations and discussions are scheduled to be held on a variety of topics, including: commercial strategy; operations and technology; ship design and construction; pricing strategies; regulatory matters; onboard revenue; safety; security; and itinerary planning. The event's famous "State of the Industry" debate, which involves a discussion among top cruise line executives concerning the past, present and future of business in this sector, will headline the seminar schedule.

Organizers expect that 600 executives from 48 different cruise lines will be in attendance in order to stay informed on the industry's latest developments as they prepare to submit business planning schedules for the next calendar year. According to Michael Kazakoff, vice president of Miller Freeman, the company in charge of coordinating Cruise Shipping '96, booths at the exhibition will be grouped by category on the floor, in order to foster an environment most conducive to cutting business deals.

For more information on the show, contact Mr. Kazakoff by phone at (609) 452-9414, by fax at (609) 452-9374, or write to 125 Village Blvd., Suite 202, Princeton, N.J. 08540.

 
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