Agenda

All times displayed for Asia/Dubai timezone.

Welcome speeches
09:00 - 09:45
Welcome
Commercial Manager
Mina Rashid & Mina Hamriyah, DP World
Chairman
Seatrade UBM
Chief Executive Officer
Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)
Manager Leisure Market and Special Segments, Global Sales
Emirates
Summit Session: Managing growth, planning for the future
14:00 - 17:00
Summit
Cruise Sector and City Tour Development Manager
Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT)
Program Director
ASYAD, Oman
Director of Marketing & Tourism Promotion
Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)
Senior Vice President
Dubai Corporation of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism)
Director Port Operations, Shore Excursions & Ground Operations
TUI Cruises GmbH
Director Port Services & Government Affairs, P&O Cruises and Cunard
Carnival UK

As the Middle East continues to grow and mature as a cruise destination and with cruise lines planning new deployments to the region, the Seatrade Middle East Cruise Forum 2017 draws together all stakeholders including senior government representatives and NTOs, cruise line executives, ports, tourist attractions, DMCs, airlines, port service providers and suppliers to review recent successes and discuss strategic goals in creating a sustainable business and planning for the future.

The region’s potential will be assessed and opportunities for infrastructure development explored as well as operating challenges in a competitive market.

Coffee will be served mid-morning

Workshop Session: One to One Meetings
18:00 - 21:45
Workshop
VP Deployment and Revenue Management
Windstar Cruises
Director, Shore Excursion
AIDA Cruises
Group Commercial Director
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
General Manager - Trading and Planning
Marella Cruises, TUI Group
Shore Excursions Director, Port Development and Shore Side Activities
MSC Cruises
Founder and CEO
Star Clippers
Vice President of Itinerary & Destination Development
Virgin Voyages
Senior Manager - Shore Excursion Program
AIDA Cruises
Director Port Operations, Shore Excursions & Ground Operations
TUI Cruises GmbH
Shorex Senior Manager
Pullmantur Cruceros
Vice President, Land Programs
Crystal Cruises
Director Port Services & Government Affairs, P&O Cruises and Cunard
Carnival UK

Exclusive one to one meetings between cruise line executives, ports and tourism authorities

Presentation: China - the world's No 2 passenger source market
18:30 - 19:30
Presentation
Chairman
Seatrade UBM

China’s growing engagement with the cruise industry and the potential for Chinese inbound tourism.

(running concurrently with the one to one meetings)