A Socially Responsible Event

Means that…

We keep accessibility, diversity, inclusion, wellness and community at the forefront when planning our event. Below are just a few ways we are doing this. Click the + signs below to learn more.

  • Diversity and inclusion are featured conference programme topics as well as a major factor in the speaker selection process
  • The Professional Women in Cruise Brunch is hosted in partnership with WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) and always includes diverse panels featuring women speaking about their role in the shipping industry. The funds raised are donated to Mercy Ships
  • The BCCC is a wheelchair-friendly venue with reserved seating for disabled attendees
  • All accessibility features are highlighted on event floorplans and maps
  • Show photography, video work and online published material co-ordinated under an active diversity directive, ensuring equal representation for all


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.


We are proud to work with the Seafarers House in Port Everglades on a donation drive onsite at the show. Seafarers House puts together shoeboxes/humanitarian bags for visiting Seafarers to the port in Fort Lauderdale.

We need people to bring the following items: 

  • Athletic White Socks
  • Combs
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable Razors
  • Shower Gel
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Dental Floss
  • Chapstick
  • Pencils/Pens/Pencil Sharpeners
  • Playing Cards/Games/Picture Postcards
  • Nail Clippers
  • Disposable Face Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer

To read more about their work, visit their website

  • Local attractions and businesses are promoted along with guides for getting around the area
  • Parties on the beach will end at predetermined times so as to not interfere with local sea turtle hatchings
  • Puppy Yoga: Join us for a 30 min yoga session followed by 30 mins of puppy cuddles all whilst supporting the local dog shelter. Sign-up needed; more info coming soon. 
  • Swim: Join us down at the newly opened Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center to enjoy a swim and coaching session with a European Champion swimmer.
  • Nursing room: Located in Show Office B, Ground Floor of the BCCC
  • Prayer room: Located in Show Office B, Ground Floor of the BCCC