Cruise Shipping Miami's State of the Industry session, which sets the course of the cruise industry's premier annual event, will feature the chief executives of the world's largest cruise companies in a wide-ranging discussion of the health and future of the global cruise business. Cruise Shipping Miami 2015 is set for March 16-19 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
This year's opening plenary session features CNN's Richard Quest as the panel moderator. Quest is CNN's foremost international business correspondent and presenter of "Quest Means Business" and the monthly "CNN Business Traveller" programs. Based in New York, he is one of the most recognizable members of the CNN team.
The State of the Industry panel includes Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc; Richard Fain, chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; Frank J. Del Rio, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.; and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises.
Preceding the State of the Industry panel, Cruise Lines International Association Chairman Adam M. Goldstein will provide a statistical overview of the cruise industry. Goldstein is president and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.