The Seatrade Cruise Global Conference Experience

The place where visionary industry voices, practical thought leadership and experiential sessions take center stage.

From the greatly anticipated 'State of the Cruise Industry' keynote address, which features a cast of cruise leaders tackling the big-picture issues, through to the dozens of individual sessions where practical thought leadership, education and inspiration are the take-aways, you'll find our conference progam ticks all the right boxes.

2022 Conference Theme: Resilience

The cruising industry has experienced significant disruption over the past two years. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from
setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity.

Resilience will serve as the framework for our conference discussions - focusing on how the industry is working together to create a safe and innovative cruising experience for guests while remaining flexible during these ever-changing times.

Areas of focus for this year’s conference program: 

  • Technological innovations
  • Health and safety 
  • Hotel operations and guest experience
  • Global ports and destinations updates 
  • Design and ship interiors
  • Sustainability and environmental advances 
  • Crew, staff recruitment and retention
  • Operational best practices
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Luxury travel  
  • Expedition cruising 
  • Entertainment 

Stay tuned for additional conference program details in early 2022. 

Interested in Speaking at Seatrade Cruise Global?

We're on the hunt for cruise industry thought-leaders keen to share their knowledge and experience at #STCGlobal in April 2022. 

As a key component of the world's largest event dedicated to cruising, the Seatrade Cruise Global Conference prides itself on exploring subjects that encompass the entire industry.

From IT and interiors to sustainability, shipbuilding and safety, we're on the look out for original, innovative and inspiring seminar material. So if you've got a session in mind (no corporate sales pitches please!) that might enlighten, entertain and enhance the cruise conference experience, we'd love to hear from you!

Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 18

Meet the Seatrade Cruise Global Ambassadors

We are proud to be 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!

Art & Interior Design

Tal Danai

CEO & Founder

Cruise Entertainment

Ryan Stana

CEO & Founder
RWS Entertainment Group

Expedition Cruising

Liz Gammon


Information Technology

Ian Richardson

CEO & Co-Founder

Ports & Destinations

Ioannis Bras

Five Senses Consulting Group

Ports & Destinations

Roger Blum

Cruise & Port Advisors, Inc

Ports & Destinations

Shannon McKee

Access Cruise Inc. & Zielia

Safety & Sustainability

John Sifling

Broad Reach Maritime