Agenda

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Welcome Remarks
10:00 - 10:13
Welcome Remarks
President
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
President
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
Session
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
Session
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