Seatrade Cruise Global 2.0 is the virtual follow-up to last week’s Miami event and includes a supplementary program of new content covering the hottest topics each day.
Expedition & Sustainability – October 11
The 2.0 Power Week kicks off Monday, October 11, with Expedition & Sustainable Cruising as its theme. Three panel discussions will look at how expedition cruising is re-emerging after limited activity these past 18 months with specially curated panels by the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, by the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators and rounded off with a Beyond the Poles …. engaging passengers; new explorations session with a look at how destinations around the world can shape their assets and experiences to appeal to the expedition mindset. This panel is moderated by Ben Lyons, CEO, EYOS Expeditions, and features Conrad Combrink, SVP Expeditions, turnaround operations and destination management, Silversea Cruises; Bruce O’Hare, Lakeshore Excursions Canada; and Jess Peterson, VP product development, Hurtigruten Expeditions.
Asia & Australasia spotlight – October 12
Tuesday the focus switches to Asia Pacific with brand new content powered by Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific and curated by Ted Blamey, principal, CHART Management Consultants. He opens the session with a one to one with Joel Katz, managing director, CLIA Australasia & Asia followed by a panel discussion looking at the supply side with Dr. Zinan Liu, chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruise Asia; Raymond Lim, SVP planning & port management, Genting Cruise Lines; Annie Chang, director cruise, Singapore Tourism Board and Bernie Ye, SVP commercial, Costa.
Next up the Asia Pacific demand side comes under the spotlight when Blamey is joined by Michael Goh, president, Dream Cruises & head international sales, Genting Cruise Lines; Stuart Allison, SVP Asia Pacific, Princess Cruises; and Angie Stephen, VP and MD Asia Pacific, Royal Caribbean International.
North Europe, the Mediterranean and Beyond – October 13
North Europe, the Mediterranean and Beyond comes onto the radar on Wednesday, October 13, with Ukko Metsola, director general of CLIA Europe, providing a temperature check of European cruising followed by a CEO panel discussion on the State of the European Cruise Industry, powered by Seatrade Europe and moderated by Seatrade’s Mary Bond who quizzes Wybcke Maier, CEO, TUI Cruises; Roberto Martinoli, CEO, Silversea Cruises; Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises; and Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises.
Two additional sessions feature an update by Cruise Europe and MedCruise moderated by consultant Nigel Lingard talking to Laura Cimaglia, VP, director of ports, cities and destinations, MedCruise; and Rebekah Keeler, head of cruise, ABP Southampton & Council Member, Cruise Europe followed by Looking beyond the Mediterranean and into the Red Sea, Mary Bond finds out what lies ahead as a result of Saudi Arabia’s entry into the cruise scene in an interview with Ghassan Khan, chief strategy officer for Cruise Saudi.
Health & Safety; Entertainment and more October 14/15
Health & Safety is the theme of next Thursday’s program, and Friday checks in on Entertainment, Regenerative Travel and Storytelling — of which more soon.
Seatrade Cruise Global 2.0 is more than just an extension of the conference — it’s a cruise community networking event, too, where thousands of cruise professionals from around the world are using Seatrade’s matchmaking software to connect, meet and drive their businesses forward.
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