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Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:13
Welcome Remarks
Port Authority of Santa Cruz De Tenerife
Commercial Director / Director, Projects & Studies
Puertos de Tenerife / MedCruise
General Manager, Seatrade
Group Director, UBM EMEA
Keynote Addresses
10:13 - 10:37
Keynote Address
MedCruise and Deputy General Manager, Dubrovnik Port Authority
Executive Chairman
MSC Cruises and Chairman, CLIA Europe
The way ahead for cruising in the Med
10:37 - 12:15
Chief Executive Officer
Celestyal Cruises
Managing Director, UK & Ireland
Royal Caribbean International
Chief Executive Officer
Costa Group
Executive Chairman
MSC Cruises and Chairman, CLIA Europe
President & CEO
Grupo Pullmantur
  • As the Med maintains its strong position as the world’s second cruise destination, what is driving deployment decisions for the region?
  • The fluctuating balance between East and West Med itinerary offerings: the prospects for 2017 and beyond
  • The Med led the way in year-round cruising. Ten years on, what is the score card for this concept?
  • The continuing appeal of the Med to European and US consumers: can more be done to attract new cruisers from the emerging markets of Asia?
  • The cruise industry’s engagement with port communities in the Med 
  • With a record order book, what are the new ship designs for the Med fleet?

Moderator: Mary Bond, Managing Director of Publishing and Editor, Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

Upscale and specialty cruising in the Med
15:00 - 16:30
Cruise Manager, Ports of Catalonia
Vice President, MedCruise
Director Port Operations
Silversea Cruises
German Correspondent
Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News
Executive Director
Viking Cruises
Managing Director
Dolfinance SARL
  • A quarter of the orderbook comprises ships of 1000 pax or less.  What is the scale and nature of new demand for this product?
  • What should ports and destinations do specifically to cater for smaller ship cruise calls?
  • The special appeal of the Med for the upscale product and how it is evolving
  • Developing refreshing and unique itineraries in the Med and its adjoining seas

Moderator: Frederik Erdmann, German Correspondent, Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News