Of Boats and (Basket) Balls

Friday, October 20, 2006
The “Great Basket” called at Naples. On the occasion of the SeatradeMed convention dedicated to the cruise & ferry industry, Micky Arison, Chairman & CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, the leading cruise group in the world that include also the Italian brand Costa Crociere, met the local authorities and representatives of the economic world. Arison, who is also Managing General Partner of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Miami Heat, the winner of the 2006 NBA Championship, could share his passion for basketball with Mario Maione, Chairman of Gruppo Industriale Maione and of the SS Basket Napoli, the winner of the latest edition of the Coppa Italia (Basketball Italy Cup). In the picture, from the left: Pier Luigi Foschi, Chairman and CEO of Costa Crociere, Micky Arison, Mario Maione and Suneta L. Halliburton, US Consul General, with the two trophies: the NBA Larry O’Brien championship trophy for Miami Heat and Coppa Italia for SS Basket Napoli.

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