CLIA cruise3sixty conference and trade show is sold out
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CLIA cruise3sixty conference and trade show is sold out

WASHINGTON, DC — Cruise Lines International Association’s cruise3sixty conference and trade show is officially sold out.

Cruise3sixty is the largest cruise-focused travel agent conference in North America featuring more than 160 exhibitors and 25 CLIA member cruise lines. Approximately 1,300 travel agents from nearly all 50 states and Canada are registered to attend the event in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center from April 22-26, 2015.

“The 11th annual cruise3sixty conference is proving to be the must-attend event for travel agents,” said Cindy D’Aoust, Executive Vice President, Membership and Operations. “From the new educational seminars, networking opportunities and 16 ship inspections to the chance to meet the industry’s top executives, we are confident the conference will provide attendees with the tools to elevate their business and achieve success in selling cruise travel.”

cruise3sixty offers informative general sessions featuring top cruise industry executives. This year, the president’s panel will bring together five of the industry’s newest cruise line leaders, including: Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line; Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises; Andy Stuart, President & Chief Operating Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line; Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises.

Adam M. Goldstein, CLIA Global Chairman and President/COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, will present the organization’s annual State of the Cruise Industry Report.

Robert Stephens, founder of Best Buy’s Geek Squad; Kathleen Passanisi, humorist and motivational speaker; and Matt Bailey, author and founder of SiteLogic, will serve as keynote speakers.

Agents will have the opportunity to tour 16 cruise ships and attend up to five CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection and Brand Showcase presentations.

Attendees can take part in new, refreshed educational programs that include CLIA seminars and earn up to 160 certification credits. CLIA is presenting 12 seminars over the course of cruise3sixty, including five new seminars debuting at the conference.

Attendees will have the chance to attend exclusive networking and entertainment events, including CLIA’s annual Hall of Fame Gala Evening. The 2015 Hall of Fame Gala will include entertainment provided by Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.

While the event is sold out, cruise3sixty is taking additional registrations that will be added to a waitlist with slots filled only through cancellations.