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CALL FOR PAPERS! We're looking for cruise industry thought leaders to join our speaking panels for Seatrade Cruise Global 2024. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2023. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

The Seatrade Cruise Global Conference 2023

State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote

Sponsored by:

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Led by the BBC's Lucy Hockings and joined by a lineup of cruise leaders, the session explored a number of topics including environmental sustainability, destination stewardship, consumer travel trends, new ships, new cruising experience, and more.

Frank Del Rio
President and CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Jason Liberty
President and CEO
Royal Caribbean Group
Pierfrancesco Vago
Executive Chairman, Cruise Division
MSC Group
Josh Weinstein
President, CEO & Chief Climate Officer,
Carnival Corporation & plc 
Kelly Craighead
President and CEO


Lucy Hockings
News Presenter & Anchor
BBC World News

Topics in 2023

  • Home Port Considerations: Do you have what it takes?
  • Luxury Cruising - Itinerary Planning and Operations Panel
  • Will Hotel-Operated Cruise Lines' Solve the Industry's New-to-Cruise Conundrum?
  • The Rise of Social Media in Cruise
  • Waves of Excitement: Reimagining Entertainment Through Staffing and Guest Experiences
  • How Cruise Can Leverage Technology to Refine the In-Port Experience for Guests
  • Ethics and Conservatism
  • Wild Wonders: Best Practices for Sustainable Experiences in the Natural World
  • A Fuel in Transition: LNG’s Fossil Free Future!

Meet the Seatrade Cruise Global Ambassadors

We are proud to have a fantastic group of cruise professionals assisting us with conference planning.

Their expertise is central to our understanding of the key issues facing the cruise industry today and helping us plan an event geared around practical solutions to real-life challenges. They're here to help us to help you!

Tal Danai

CEO & Founder

Ryan Stana

CEO & Founder
RWS Entertainment Group

Liz Gammon


John Sifling

Broad Reach Maritime

Ian Richardson

CEO & Co-Founder

Shannon McKee

Access Cruise Inc. & Zielia

Ioannis Bras

Five Senses Consulting Group

Roger Blum

Cruise & Port Advisors, Inc

Rick Welch

RMW Global Consulting

Nadine Heubel

Senior Managing Director, Travel Retail North America with Harper Dennis Hobbs

Seatrade Cruise Global is back in full swing and this year was just EPIC!

Business Development / Project Management
EFFY Jewelry

170+ Speakers from a number of cruise lines shared their expertise from the stage in 2023: