The 30th Marine Hotel Association (MHA) trade show and conference opened in Naples, Florida on April 12.

Monday, April 13, followed with the opening of a sold out trade show.

Preceding the trade show opening at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, Ozer Balli, MHA board president and vice president, hotel operations, Disney Cruise Line, made remarks and introduced the featured speaker of the morning, Robert D. Ballard, marine scientist, explorer and president of the Ocean Exploration Trust.

The trade show floor buzzed with activity on Monday as a group of vendors across the food and beverage and hotel segments showed off products and services at their stands in front of various cruise line executives and purchasing managers from the majority of cruise brands.