Our Purpose and Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is increasingly important to our attendees and exhibitors, as well as to our market as a whole. Running an event with such an international audience gives us ample opportunity to improve our impacts environmentally, socially and economically in Fort Lauderdale.

We are committed to Seatrade Cruise Global having a positive impact on people and planet. This extends to helping improve the sustainability of all the sectors the cruise industry touches through connecting people with the networks and knowledge they need to solve their biggest challenges.

Our Three Aims

We believe a sustainable event focuses on three key aims:


We help our markets through inspiring  sustainable development.

We focus on:  

  • Using our content to support the
    sustainability of the cruise market  
  • Inspiring sustainable efforts from our suppliers, exhibitors and stakeholders
  • Developing market-relevant partnerships


We run our events in an increasingly environmentally responsible matter. 

We focus on:  

  • Reducing our event’s carbon emissions
  • Creating less waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials of the
    items sourced for the event


We consider how we run our events in a socially responsible manner.

We focus on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility   
  • Creating a positive impact in Fort Lauderdale
  • Measuring our impacts

How this manifests:

  • Increasing our sustainability-related conference and free show floor theater educational content
  • Offering pre-show/onsite interviews with new exhibitors to increase exposure and market literacy for those entering the industry
  • Our Professional Women in Cruise luncheon in partnership with WISTA (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association)
  • Our partnership with Mercy Ships

How this manifests:

  • All Seatrade Cruise Events are powered by 100% renewable electricity
  • Seatrade Cruise Review will be carbon neutral by the end of 2022
  • Onsite printed event materials have been cut by 80% and anything remaining is printed on 100% recycled FSC paper
  • Staff travel is carbon neutral

How this manifests:

  • Wheelchair-friendly venue with reserved seating for disabled attendees in conference
  • Accessibility features highlighted on all floorplans and maps

Carbon Offsetting

You can help support sustainability projects around the world by reducing the environmental impact of your flight. Together, we can make a difference. That's why Seatrade Cruise Global and Informa is offering you the chance to offset the emissions generated from flying to this event with the click of a button.

How does it work?

Help fund environmental projects around the world that have been independently certified as absorbing carbon or avoiding greenhouse gas emissions by selecting a carbon saving offset below. The offset compensates for your flight's emissions by creating a carbon saving elsewhere of equivalent value.

For offsets, purchased through our event registration process, we pay all administrative fees. We do not take any fees nor do we make any profit from customers purchasing offsets.

Our Partnership With Mercy Ships

We are proud of our continued partnership with Mercy Ships as Seatrade Cruise Global's official non-profit/charitable partner. Mercy Ships is an international charity currently operating the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, providing humanitarian aid including free healthcare, community development projects, community health education, mental health programs, agriculture projects, and palliative care for terminally ill patients. Mercy Ships has operated in more than 57 under-resourced nations and 18 developed nations around the world, with a current focus on the countries of Africa.

To read more about their work, visit their website.

Sustainability at Informa Markets

Our events are part of Informa Markets and the Informa Group. Sustainability at Informa focuses on the long term impacts we have on our customers, colleagues, the communities we work in and the environment.

Our stakeholders are telling us that sustainability (social, economic and environmental) is something that is no longer a nice-to-have but a necessary part of any event. We want to make sure we’re meeting those expectations and we believe that being sustainable is the right thing to do.

We also recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve. This is an ongoing process for us and we’re looking for ideas of how we can improve.

Informa's FasterForward is a structured three-part programme with ambitious commitments and a wide range of activities, covering Informa's business operations, our brands and products and our broader community impact. View the latest sustainability reports, here.

When it comes to sustainability, we’re moving FasterForward.

Contact and Share Your Story

Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information: [email protected]