The Full Conference Programme is now Live!

Seatrade Cruise Med, the only gathering of its kind for the global cruise industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas, is pleased to announce the 2022 State of the Mediterranean Cruise Industry Keynote in partnership with CLIA, making its return after four years!

Under the umbrella of the 2022 theme 'Steering Change Together', this year's conference programme will kick-off with the keynote session on Wednesday 14 September to explore the return of cruising in the second largest cruise destination. Followed by a programme packed with insightful sessions covering the latest trends across sustainable practices, luxury and expedition cruising, trends in shoreside experiences, fuel and tech advances, and more!

State of the Mediterranean Cruise Industry Keynote Announced

In partnership with

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

This highly anticipated 2022 Keynote session will kick-off the two-day conference, making its return after four years. Joining the discussion are cruise leaders from the world's second largest cruise destination to explore the return to cruise in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas.

The discussion will explore the industry’s commitment to a carbon zero future, the work of the industry as a trailblazer for modelling responsible tourism practices, and its dedication to deliver world-class passenger experience that makes cruising the superior way to travel the world.

Figen Ayan


Marie-Caroline Laurent

Director General
CLIA Europe

Gianni Onorato

MSC Cruises

Chris Theophilides

Celestyal Cruises

Mario Zanetti

Costa Cruises

Moderated by:

Mary Bond

Group Director
Seatrade Cruise

“I am eager to learn of the development of the “new normal way” of travelling and the development of sustainability efforts within the Industry.”


- Michele Bosco, Manager | Shore Excursions – Mediterranean, North Africa & Black Sea, Holland America Group


Conference Topics Include:

Wednesday 14 September

Redefining Luxury Cruising

Destination Stewardship: The Integrity of the Local Community

Are you Fit for 55?

Attracting Millennials to Cruise: The Next Generation

Thursday 15 September

The Changing Geography of the Med: Adapting and Improvising

Beyond the Poles: Expedition Workshop

Human vs Machine: the Impact of Technology on Shoreside Experiences

The Intricacies of Sustainable Itinerary Planning

Showcase Deck Topics Include:

Plus, head over to the Showcase Deck located on the exhibition floor for a host of exciting sessions covering industry-wide issues exploring topics including technology, sustainability initiatives, and 20:20 Vision Series. Listen to exclusive interviews with leading cruise executives, take part in the Lightning Pitch Competition and more! 

Wednesday 14 September

Using Smart Technology to Our Advantage: Increasing Efficiency and Tackling Overcrowding

The Great Comeback: Marketing Strategies behind Reviving Destination Tourism

Lightning Pitch Competition – Why Sustainability is High on our Agenda

Thursday 15 September

20:20 Vision Series: Enhancing Guest Experience

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Innovation in Waste Management

Wins Around the World: Looking Outside the Med