The State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote at Seatrade Cruise Global is a highlight on the calendar for all executives in the maritime world.  Always raising the bar on the highly-anticipated panel, the Seatrade Cruise Global programming team has once again lined up an unrivaled group of CEOs to take the stage on Tuesday, March 14. The State of the Global Cruise Industry will once again set the course for the cruise industry’s premier global business-to-business event taking place at Port Everglades Terminal Four, adjacent to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center.


The 2017 State of the Global Cruise Industry panel will be comprised of Frank Del Rio, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.;  Arnold Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc; Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ; and Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises.  Continuing to deliver innovative content, this year’s State of the Global Cruise Industry will take on a new format beginning with four innovative one-on-one CruiseTalks by these leaders covering the key topics of Technology & Innovation, Shipbuilding, Destination Planning, and Environmental & Safety Practices.


This year’s State of the Global Cruise Industry will be moderated by CNBC Reporter Susan Li. A general assignment reporter appearing on CNBC’s Business Day programming including “Squawk Box,” “Power Lunch” and “Fast Money.” Li was previously an anchor for CNBC International in London and earlier hosted multiple shows in the Hong Kong studio.


As the individual CruiseTalks conclude, the four executives will join Ms. Li for a panel discussion addressing the current hot topics in the industry. The expanding Asian market, everchanging geo-political climate, growing global fleet capacity and more will be items of conversation for the group.


The State of the Global Cruise Industry will once again feature a full-house of attendees and media covering the keynote event and everyone is encouraged to arrive early to reserve a prime seat.