Cruise Seminar

Cruise Seminar
The cruise industry continues to grow as cruise lines expand their itineraries and look for and establish new ports of call. Those in the industry, port managers and marketers alike, must stay abreast of the current trends. Join industry colleagues to network and learn about latest best practices, updates and challenges in an ever changing cruise market.


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 Elective Program


We appreciate the support of our sponsors:

            

             


Hotel Information
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Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132
Phone: (305) 374-3900
Room Rate: $259.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: ***EXTENDED UNTIL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019***

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***

When
2/20/2019 - 2/21/2019
Where
Miami, FL 33132

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember995.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1195.00

Program

   

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

 
Sponsored by the Port of Seattle

Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

Speaker: Hydi Webb, Deputy Director, PortMiami
Time
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM

Moderator: Michael McLaughlin, Director Cruise Operations, Port of Seattle, Chairman, AAPA Cruise Committee. Speakers: Andy Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line, Miami, FL; Roberto Fusaro, President, MSC Cruises USA, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Time
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
9:15 AM

Sponsored by Skyline Steel LLC

Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM

Moderator: Janine Mansour, Director of Marketing, Port of New Orleans; Speakers: Gary Frommelt, Vice President of Port Operations, American Queen Steamboat Company, New Albany, IN; Angela Comforto, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, Miami, FL.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

Introduction: Juan Kuryla, PPM, Port Director, PortMiami. Speaker: Gonzalo Mórtola, President, Interamerican Committee of Ports of the Organization of American States (OAS); President, Port of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM

Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Moderator: Christopher Chase, Business Development Manager, Port of Los Angeles; Speakers: Luis Ajamil, P.E., President & CEO, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc., Miami, FL; Antonio Boemi, Vice President, Growth and Development, Montréal Port Authority.
Time
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
1:30 PM

Sponsored by Bermello Ajamil & Partners

Time
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM

Moderator: Christopher Chase, Business Development Manager, Port of Los Angeles; Speakers: Miguel Reyna, Associate Vice President, Commercial Development & Construction, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Miami, FL; Dylan DeFrancisci, U.S. CBP Port Director, Fort Lauderdale; Loren B. Ajamil, Director of Advanced Technologies, Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Miami, FL.
Time
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
3:00 PM

4:30 PM

Sponsored by PortMiami

Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM

Thursday, 21 February 2019

 
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

Moderator: Adam Deaton, Senior Maritime Trade Account Rep., Port of San Diego; Speaker: Carmen Ortega, Manager, Business Development, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, CANADA; Richard Pruitt, Vice President Environmental Operations, Carnival Cruise Line; Chester J. Urban, Business Development Manager, Downstream LNG, Shell LNG Marketing & Trading, Houston TX; Michael Moltzen, Dep. Director, Transp. & Climate Div., EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Ann Arbor, MI.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
9:00 AM

Time
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM

Moderator: Joseph W. Woods, Jr., Acting Port Director, Port Authority of the Cayman Islands. Speakers: Alicia Ricalde, General Director, Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo, MEXICO; Nancy Houley, Director Cruise Market, Quebec Port Authority, CANADA; Gisela Marti, Vice President, Marketing & Tourism, GMCVB (Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau), Miami, FL.
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

Presenter: Andrew Saporito, Port Deputy Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Award Recipient: Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPM, Chief Executive/Port Director, Port Everglades.
Time
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:00 PM

Time
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
12:15 PM

Moderator: Andrew Saporito, Port Deputy Director, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Speakers: Thomas Hinderhofer, Director, Northeast Port Operations, RCCL, Cape Liberty Cruise Port LLC, Miami Cruise Terminal A LLC; Kathy DeLisser, Ceres Terminals Incorporated, Vancouver, BC CANADA; Kenneth E. Winkler, General Manager, Ports America, Manhattan Cruise Terminal, New York, NY; Dustin Nason, Vice President Cruise Division, SSA Marine.
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
1:30 PM

Time
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM

Moderator: Cynthia Burman, General Manager, Cruise Maryland, MDOT Maryland Port Administration, Baltimore, MD. Speakers: Marie Ellingson, Manager Cruise Services, Port of Seattle; Andria Muñiz-Amador, Director of Public Relations, PortMiami; Greg Lovelace, Director, Mktg & Business Dev, Cargo & Cruise, Port Tampa Bay; René Trépanier, Executive Director, Cruise the Saint Lawrence, Rimouski, QC, Canada.
Time
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
3:15 PM

Michael McLaughlin, Director Cruise Operations, Port of Seattle, Chairman, AAPA Cruise Committee
Time
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
4:45 PM

Time
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

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 Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc. (305) 859-2050  19CRUISE
 Nucor Skyline (321) 274-9285  19CRUISE
Mr. Pedro AcevedoCarnival CorporationDirector - Port Development(305) 406-8642 ACEVEDO, PEDRO19CRUISE
Mr. Loren B. AjamilBermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.Director of Advanced Technologies(305) 859-2050LorenAjamil@bermelloajamil.comAJAMIL, LOREN19CRUISE
Mr. Luis Ajamil, P.E.Bermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.President & CEO(305) 859-2050lajamil@bermelloajamil.comAJAMIL, LUIS19CRUISE
Ikponmwosa AlileThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseySr. Marine Terminal Ops Rep., NJ Marine Terminals(973) 690-3480ialile@panynj.govALILE, IKPONMWOSA19CRUISE
Mrs. Natalie AllabyPort Saint JohnVenues & Cruise Development Coordinator(506) 636-4869nallaby@sjport.comALLABY, NATALIE19CRUISE
Mr. Tony BenincasaVancouver Fraser Port AuthorityManager, Logistics & Operation(604) 665-9000tony.benincasa@portvancouver.comBENINCASA, TONY19CRUISE
Mr. Josiah M. BergHDR Engineering, Inc.  josiah.berg@hdrinc.comBERG, JOSIAH19CRUISE
Mr. Basil A. Binns, IIPortMiamiAssistant Director(305) 347-5503Basil.Binns@miamidade.govBINNS, BASIL19CRUISE
Ms. Marie-Andree BlanchetQuebec Port AuthorityAdvisor, Public Relations & Events(418) 648-3558Marie-Andree.Blanchet@portquebec.caBLANCHET, MARIE-ANDREE19CRUISE
Mr. Antonio BoemiMontréal Port AuthorityVice President, Growth and Dev.(514) 283-6620boemit@port-montreal.comBOEMI, ANTONIO19CRUISE
Ms. Cynthia BurmanMDOT Maryland Port AdministrationGeneral Manager, Cruise Maryland(410) 385-4458cburman@marylandports.comBURMAN, CYNTHIA19CRUISE
Mr. Errol L. Bush, M.B.E.Port Authority of the Cayman IslandsChairman of the Board(345) 949-6756errolb@candw.kyBUSH, ERROL19CRUISE
Ms. Valerie CannonTotal Marine SolutionsEnvironmental Regulatory Manager vc@tms-fla.comCANNON, VALERIE19CRUISE
Mr. Anthony CaputoCeres Terminals IncorporatedDirector, Cruise Services(201) 974-3841acaputo@ceresglobal.comCAPUTO, ANTHONY19CRUISE
Mr. Bruce E. CashonCeres Terminals IncorporatedSenior Advisor(201) 974-3841bcashon@ceresglobal.comCASHON, BRUCE19CRUISE
Mr. Steven M. Cernak, P.E., PPM Deceased  CERNAK, STEVEN19CRUISE
Mr. Christopher ChasePort of Los AngelesBusiness Development Manager(310) 732-3846cchase@portla.orgCHASE, CHRISTOPHER19CRUISE
Ms. Angela CompostoThe Ritz-Carlton Yacht CollectionSenior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Angela.Composto@ritz-carltonyachtcollection.comCOMPOSTO, ANGELA19CRUISE
Mr. Armando CorpasCarnival CorporationSenior Director - Development(305) 406-8642 CORPAS, ARMANDO19CRUISE
Mr. Russel DayaDisney Cruise LineExec. Dir., Global Port Operations & Dev. russel.daya@disney.comDAYA, RUSSEL19CRUISE
Mr. Adam DeatonPort of San DiegoSr. Maritime Trade Account Rep.(619) 686-7260adeaton@portofsandiego.orgDEATON, ADAM19CRUISE
Mr. Dylan DeFrancisciCBPPort Director, Fort Lauderdale dylan.j.defrancisci@cbp.dhs.govDEFRANCISCI, DYLAN19CRUISE
Ms. Kathy DeLisserCeres Terminals Incorporated  kdelisser@ceresglobal.comDELISSER, KATHY19CRUISE
Mr. Brian DiehlPennoniSenior Engineer bdiehl@pennoni.comDIEHL, BRIAN19CRUISE
Ms. Cynthia Díez MenkCardiso, Ltda.Gerente Traductor Oficial011-506-2280-4373cardisodiez@racsa.co.crDIEZ MENK, CYNTHIA19CRUISE
Mr. Andrew DixonPort Saint JohnSenior V.P., Trade & Business Dev.(506) 636-4021adixon@sjport.comDIXON, ANDREW19CRUISE
Mr. Jean EliePort EvergladesEnterprise Assistant Director(954) 468-0178jelie@broward.orgELIE, JEAN19CRUISE
Ms. Marie EllingsonPort of SeattleManager Cruise Services(206) 787-3529ellingson.m@portseattle.orgELLINGSON, MARIE19CRUISE
Ms. Kristen FigaroThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseySr. External Relations Manager(212) 435-4225kfigaro@panynj.govFIGARO, KRISTEN19CRUISE
Mr. Jordi FloretaADELTE Ports & Maritime, S.L.UVice President & General Manager933632294jfloreta@adelte.comFLORETA, JORDI19CRUISE
Mr. Gary FrommeltAmerican Queen Steamboat CompanyVice President of Port Operations gfrommelt@aqsc.comFROMMELT, GARY19CRUISE
Mr. Roberto FusaroMSC Cruises USA (954) 772-6262Roberto.fusaro@msccruisesusa.comFUSARO, ROBERTO19CRUISE
Lindsay GauntGreater Victoria Harbour Authority  lgaunt@gvha.caGAUNT, LINDSAY19CRUISE
Mrs. Lauren GleasonMassachusetts Port AuthorityDeputy Port Director, Business Development(617) 946-4411lgleason@massport.comGLEASON, LAUREN19CRUISE
Capt. Thomas HinderhoferRoyal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.Director, Northeast Port Operations(201) 436-2081thinderhofer@rccl.comHINDERHOFER, THOMAS19CRUISE
Ms. Nancy HouleyQuebec Port AuthorityDirector Cruise Market(418) 648-3640 ext. 1108nancy.houley@portquebec.caHOULEY, NANCY19CRUISE
Mr. Mark IttelBermello, Ajamil & Partners, Inc.Partner(954) 627-5106mittel@bermelloajamil.comITTEL, MARK19CRUISE
Mr. Brian J. JohnsonNautilus International Holding Company  Brian.Johnson@nautilusintl.comJOHNSON, BRIAN19CRUISE
Mr. Ross KennyCerescorp CompanyContract Administrator(514) 254-3511rkenny@ceresglobal.comKENNY, ROSS19CRUISE
Mr. Juan Kuryla, PPMPortMiamiPort Director(305) 347-4844juk@miamidade.govKURYLA, JUAN19CRUISE
Mr. Scott LagueuxMoffatt & NicholDirector - Waterfront Planning(704) 550-3431slagueux@moffattnichol.comLAGUEUX, SCOTT19CRUISE
Mr. Mike LeeTerminal Security Solutions, Inc.President mike.lee@termsec.comLEE, MIKE19CRUISE
Mr. Steve LoevskyPorts AmericaVice President(201) 538-8413Steve.Loevsky@portsamerica.comLOEVSKY, STEVE19CRUISE
Mr. Greg LovelacePort Tampa BayDirector, Mktg & Business Dev, Cargo & Cruise(813) 905-5123glovelace@tampaport.comLOVELACE, GREG19CRUISE
Ms. Betty MacMillanPort Saint JohnManager, Cruise Development(506) 636-2976bmacmillan@sjport.comMACMILLAN, BETTY19CRUISE
Ms. Janine Mansour Director of Marketing  MANSOUR, JANINE19CRUISE
Gisela MartiGMCVB (Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau)Vice President, Marketing & Tourism(305) 539-3080Gisela@gmcvb.comMARTI, GISELA19CRUISE
Laurence MassicottePort of Québec  laurence.massicotte@portquebec.caMASSICOTTE, LAURENCE19CRUISE