The 2022 Conference Featured Over 60 Speakers!

The 2022 programme featured two keynotes, over 60 industry experts (many of whom took the Med stage for the first time) and a bustling schedule of multi-track sessions across the entire sector, creating the opportunity to get fully up-to-date, face-to-face on what's happening in the Med and wider industry.

Under the theme 'Steering Change Together’, we dove into sustainable practices, luxury and beyond-the-poles expedition cruising, trends in shoreside experiences, fuel and tech advances, and more. Thanks to all who attended sessions in the Showcase Deck, free to attend with an Expo Pass.

State of the Mediterranean Cruise Industry Keynote Session

In partnership with

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

Sponsored by Cruise Saudi, this highly anticipated 2022 Keynote session kicked off the two-day conference. Joining the discussion were 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 explored 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

Are you Fit for 55?

In partnership with

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

The ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 is leading to widespread and relatively fast changes in regulation. Are you keeping abreast of the changes? Have you got plans in place to support the transition towards a net carbon future?

CLIA, the EU Commission, ports and cruise line representatives shared their perspectives on how to move towards meeting this target, the latest updates on legislative proposals, challenges posed to cruise lines, suppliers and EU ports, and more.

Facilitated by:

Luis de Carvalho

Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe

Legislative Update from:

Martyn Griffiths

Director Public Affairs

Linden Coppell

VP Sustainability and ESG
MSC Cruises

Heino Nau

Coordinator - International Blue Economy
European Commission

Barbara Scheel Agersnap

Copenhagen Malmo Port

Stephen Xuereb

Global Ports Holding Plc

Beyond the Poles: Expedition Workshop

Seatrade Cruise Expedition Ambassador, Cruise Industry Expert and Advisor, Liz Gammon hosted an unmissable workshop on Beyond the Poles: Expedition Workshop at Seatrade Cruise Med 2022.

This workshop offered an opportunity for expedition Cruise Line Executives to share what these destinations need to deliver shoreside to entice them to call; destinations that are very capable of delivering mind-blowing, rewarding, and unique expedition-styled experiences to expedition lines and their guests!

For an introduction to the visions and ideas explored face-to-face at Med, download the Expedition Cruising: Beyond the Poles Whitepaper.

“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