Indispensable Insights from Cruising Powerhouses
As the world's largest cruising event, it goes without saying that Seatrade Cruise Global attracts the biggest names in our industry to headline the conference program. But we'll say it anyway—we represent the undisputed voice of the industry.
Big names with bigger ideas—cruising stalwarts and fresh new voices...All here to impart unbiased wisdom and objective best practices to keep your operation desirable, competitive, and at the forefront of our exponential industry growth.
A Conference Program Teeming with Riches
Seatrade Cruise Global's conference program attracts cruising's crème de la crème for four comprehensive days of insightful panel discussions, keynotes, and learning sessions to help you responsibly keep pace and reap the rewards of our ever-evolving industry.
Learning tracks and key content areas include:
And Now for the Main Event: The State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote
This is our industry's most important and informative annual assembly, putting you at the epicenter of a global transformation—one that redefines cruising amidst today's climate and security concerns while paving the way for a more immersive onboard experience.
Get a front row seat as executives and visionaries from the world's top cruise lines take the stage to share never-before heard insights in high-powered panel discussions. It's the must-attend crown jewel of the Seatrade conference program. Get your conference pass today!
Bigger and Bolder Than Ever
With an unprecedented 50+ hours of conference sessions, panels, pitch competitions and more, you're guaranteed to get actionable insights to prepare you for not just the months ahead, but several years to come.
Monday 8 April 2019
Join the World Cruise Tourism Summit on Monday, 8 April for a daylong exploration of the latest travel and cruise trends.
|9:30 - 10:00 AM||Travels Trends Impacting the Cruise Line Industry – Past, Present and Future|
|10:00 - 11:00 AM||Transforming Shore Excursions to Deliver Authentic and Exclusive Experiences|
|11:15 -11:45 AM||Session TBD|
|11:45 - 12:30 PM||Pitch Competition – Sustainability Initiatives in Destinations, Shore Excursions and Ports|
|1:45 - 2:30 PM||Partnering to Maintain the Cruising Ecosystem: Enhancing Community and Port Relationships Sponsored by Solaire Cruise Center|
|2:45 - 3:15 PM||Session TBD Sponsored by Solaire Cruise Center|
|3:15 - 3:45 PM||Port and Destination Infrastructure Projects on Deck for 2020 and Beyond Sponsored by Solaire Cruise Center|
|3:45 - 4:45 PM||Mix and Mingle at the World Cruise Tourism Summit Happy Hour Sponsored by Solaire Cruise Center|
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
The 2019 conference program kicks off with the highly anticipated State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote. This year, a conversation with the UN World Tourism Organization's Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili kicks off the event, followed by a panel discussion with the four leaders of the world's largest cruise lines.
|9:30 - 11:30 AM||The State of the Industry Global Keynote|
|1:00 - 1:45 PM|
Attracting the Consumer of Tomorrow – Cruise Disruptors Speak Out!
Environmental Spotlight Panel: Innovations Driving Responsible, Sustainable Cruising
|2:00 - 2:45 PM|
Entering a New Era of Luxury Cruising: Raising the Bar to Deliver Curated Experiences
Best Practices for Building a Robust Expedition Team
|3:00 - 3:30 PM||Featured Cruise Line Executive Spotlight: Defining the Innovation “Blueprint”|
|3:30 - 4:15 PM||The Global Luxury Traveler: Comparing the Cruise Ship Guest to the Hotel Guests|
Wednesday 10 April 2019
The conference program continues Wednesday with a deep dive on design trends and technology innovations.
|9:30 - 10:15 AM|
Using Video to Attract First-Time Cruisers Powered by Travelzoo
Investment Analysts Future Outlook
|10:30 - 11:15 AM|
Rise of the Pacific, North, Central and South America Sponsored by Panama Maritime Authority
|11:30 - 12:30 PM|
Cracking the Code on Family Travel and Millennial Cruising
The Age of Design and Cruising
River Cruising Roundtable
|1:30 - 2:15 PM||Sustainable Tourism – Leading the Way Forward |
Deep Data Dive – Hear What Really Matters to Cruisers Powered by Cruise Critic
Technology Infrastructure Powering the Future of Cruising
|3:30 - 4:30 PM|
The Future of Shipbuilding and Design
Sourcing/Hotel Operations Spotlight
Artificial Intelligence – What’s All the Buzz About?
Thursday 11 April 2019
The conference program closes Thursday by exploring some of the upcoming trends in destinations and expeditions.
|10:00 - 10:30 AM|
|10:30 - 11:15 AM|
|11:15 - 12:00 PM|
|12:00 - 12:45 PM||Caribbean Spotlight … The Future is Bright|