With more than 650 participants and 32 exhibitors from 25 countries attending the two-day industry focused dialogue, the 2013 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum was a great success. The 3rd edition of the event is now set to take place during 26-27 May 2015.
The East Med and the Black Sea has been identified by the sea tourism industry as the region with the greatest potential for further development. Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum is set to become the major meeting point for the industry and the region’s authorities, destinations, product and service providers. The Forum’s long term goal is to create win-win situations for all stakeholders involved.
Senior policy and decision makers from the global cruise and yachting industries will again meet with Greek and international government officials, regulators, and local authorities at the 2015 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum. During the event important issues will be raised, including lifting remaining obstacles to further development of the region’s economies by increased cruise and yacht traffic throughout. It is in this connection CLIA Europe has already announced that it will be holding its Executive Committee Meeting at the Posidonia Forum and plans parallel meetings with senior government officials to discuss the potential for cruise growth in Greece and the East Med and the projected increase of deployment in the East Med for 2016.
This year’s event promises to be incisive and interesting with a very full conference program that will highlight the positive trends and the negative barriers that need to be removed in order for the East Mediterranean to reach its true potential. A busy exhibition hall and a Supply dedicated workshop will enhance this exciting event.
The 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will take place 26-27 May 2015 at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre.