27 - 30 January 2020

Dubai World Trade Centre

Why Attend Seatrade Cruise Med?

In 2022 we heard from influential leaders about the future of our resilient industry and charted a course forward with peers. 14+ hours of content, 25+ hours of networking, 160+ ports, destinations and suppliers & 200+ cruise line personnel... and in 2024, we're excited to return to Málaga to expand on all that growth!

There Was So Much to Take In

  • We re-connected with European Cruise Lines including TUI Cruises, Costa Crociere, Celestyal Cruises, MSC Cruises and Viking Cruises
  • We discovered new and exciting Shorex opportunities, Destinations and Ports within the Med and its adjoining seas. 
  • Attendees further developed their understanding of industry-wide issues as well as the biggest trends affecting the region
  • We took advantage of a packed schedule of networking opportunities to re-connect with peers, including the Welcome Reception & Sail Away Party!
  • We celebrated the industry at the Seatrade Cruise Awards
“Every Seatrade event is a meeting point of the most important persons in cruise industry providing the opportunity for new partnerships, finding new customers and connecting all the people within the cruise industry.”
- PFSO, Kavala Port Authority S.A.


Conference Programme

Under the theme 'Steering Change Together’, the 2022 programme featured two Keynotes and a packed schedule of multi-track sessions covering the latest trend in ports & destinations.

Sessions included:

  • Fit for 55
  • Human VS Machine: the Impact of Technology on Shoreside Experiences 
  • Beyond the Poles: Expedition Workshop
  • Attracting Millennials to Cruise: The Next Generation
  • Redefining Luxury Cruising
  • The Changing Geography of the Med: Adapting and Improvising
  • Health & Safety: Change and Collaboration
  • Destination Stewardship: the Integrity of the Local Community

Showcase Deck

A live learning experience like no other, the Showcase Deck presented fresh insights from leading personalities across the industry.

The Showcase Deck programme covered industry-wide issues as well as presented exclusive interviews with leading cruise executives. Topics included:

  • The Great Comeback: Marketing Strategies behind Reviving Destination Tourism
  • Technology Advances: Ashore and Onboard 
  • Lightning Pitch Competition – Why Sustainability is High on our Agenda
  • Wins Around the World: Looking Outside the Med