NBA Hall of Fame coach and current Miami HEAT President Pat Riley served as keynote speaker at a recent meeting of Carnival’s Executive Forum, comprised of some of the most influential travel professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with key executives from the cruise line. 


A highly sought after motivational speaker, Riley spoke for nearly an hour,  emphasizing the importance of teamwork and perseverance during challenging times while providing attendees with unique insight into the secrets of success.   

Pictured here at the event are (from left):  Mike Drever of Vancouver-based CruiseShipCenters; Jo Kling of Coral Gables, Fla.-based Landry & Kling; Pat Riley; Aideen Mulholland – Carnival’s director of corporate and incentive sales; and Lynn Torrent – Carnival’s senior vice president of sales and guest services. 


The conference, which was held in Miami Beach, Fla., also included a variety of meetings and breakout sessions, along with presentations from various Carnival department heads.