Key speakers from the Cruise and Yachting industries will set the stage for interesting panel discussions on today’s major challenges facing the two Sea Tourism sectors.
Cruise sessions will include the “State of the Industry” in Europe, global trends and how ports and destinations are impacted by demand for new port-of-call options and the pressing need for sustainable growth without mass overcrowding.
The discussion will also include the new operational challenges facing the industry after the introduction of the 2020 Sulphur Cap. Important industry developments, such as the remarkable growth trends in the luxury and expedition niche markets driving a marked rise in smaller cruise vessel newbuilds, will also be discussed.
Yachting discussions will center on a wide variety of issues affecting the development of this especially important tourism and leisure sector for the East Mediterranean. Focus will be on Marinas, the continuing process for successful privatizations, their special infrastructure & legislative issues. Another highly significant topic to be broached is the state of the region’s yacht building, maintenance and repair industry.
Meet the Industry
Cruise lines participation at the Forum has included senior management from: Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Corp, Celebrity Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Paul Gaugin Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises. Participation from the yachting sector included Assomarinas, A1 Yachting, Burgess, BWA Yachting, Cape4Yachting, D-Marin Marinas Group, Fraser Yachts Worldwide, Greek Marinas Association, Hill - Robinson Management Consultants, ICOMIA, MDL Marinas Group, MYBA and the Turkish Chamber of Shipping.
Ports & Marinas, Cities & Destinations, Suppliers and Service Providers have a unique opportunity to showcase their features and products to cruise line representatives attending the Forum. An integral part of the 2019 Exhibition will be networking possibilities and joint marketing solutions.
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B2B Meetings & Cruise Workshops
The opportunity to meet face to face with cruise executives and present new destinations, products, ideas and services is what makes B2B Meetings such an important Forum feature. The 2019 Forum will also host special interest Cruise Workshops designed to provide participants with additional tools to deal with new challenges in their respective sector. Port Authorities, Municipalities, Regional Tourism Boards, Port and Shore Handling Agents, Passenger Ship Operators, Suppliers and Ship Repair sector representatives are among those that can capitalize on this unique chance to capture the full attention of key cruise line decision makers.