This seminar is a PPM® Elective Program.
Keeping up-to-date on the booming cruise industry is important for both homeports and ports of call. AAPA's Cruise Committee has designed a special program for port managers, operations and engineering professionals, cruise facility consultants and marketers to address emerging trends for cruise ports. This seminar will tackle topics such as effective cruise line/port partnerships, environmental issues, developing cruise facilities for multiple uses, dealing with regulatory requirements at cruise facilities, and destination marketing. This is a great opportunity to network with cruise line executives and others in the cruise port business.
Representatives from cruise industry trade groups will discuss issues affecting cruise ports.
Eric Ruff, Exec. VP, Public Policy & Communications, Cruise Line International Association
John Hansen, President, Northwest CruiseShip Association
02/05/2008 Luncheon Program
AAPA 2008 Cruise Award
Ross Gaudreault, President & CEO, Québec Port Authority, CANADA
02/05/2008 Seaport Security
Security remains a primary focus for both seaports and the cruise industry. These presentations will provide background and context for current security considerations and what future developments can be expected.
Capt. Howard Newhoff, Manager, Security, Royal Caribbean International
Norman Rhodes, Senior Vice President, Hatch Mott MacDonald Caribbean Port Security
Getting passengers on and off ships quickly is an important part of making the cruise experience enjoyable. Hear from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency as well as cruise lines and terminal designers.
Andrew Dixon, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Saint John Port Authority, CANADA
Jackson Stephens, AIA Architect, Chief-Design Policy, Planning & Performance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Jean Cox, General Manager, Cruise Terminals of America
02/06/2008 Environmental Issues Impacting the Cruise Industry
This session will focus on air emissions and ballast water challenges impacting the cruise industry and growth in port communities.
Tom Dow, Vice President, Public Affairs, Carnival Corporation
Michael Waugh, Manager, Stationary Source Division, California Air Resources Board
Roxanne Johnson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air Division, Planning Office
02/06/2008 Incident Planning, Care and Response
Hear about ways ports and cruise lines prepare for and respond to crisis, including the hot topic of pandemic flu and terrorist activities.
Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, Cruise Lines International Association