First look at panelists, highlights for Seatrade Cruise Global event, March 27 - 30
Panel discussion at last year's Seatrade Cruise Global

First look at panelists, highlights for Seatrade Cruise Global event, March 27 – 30

FORT LAUDERDALE — Seatrade Cruise Global has announced the 2023 State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote lineup for next month’s big event.

Seatrade is set to take place at Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center from March 27 – 30.

Leading cruise line executives will headline the opening panel for the world’s largest cruise industry event, say organizers. The B2B conference is presented in partnership with CLIA and sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board.

The conference’s opening session, taking place 9:30 – 11 a.m. on March 28, will unite senior leaders from the world’s largest cruise lines for a round-table discussion inspired by this year’s conference theme – forward momentum.

The panel will be led by returning keynote panel moderator and BBC World News presenter and anchor, Lucy Hockings.

Featured panelists include:

  • Frank Del Rio, President and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Jason Liberty, President & 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 & CEO, CLIA

“We’re incredibly excited to kick off the conference with a dynamic line-up of new and returning speakers representing all four major cruise lines and our partners at CLIA,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise. “Following our theme of forward momentum, the keynote panel will serve as a powerful introduction to spark dialogue on key topics impacting our industry, as we dive into another year of sharing, collaborating and networking at Seatrade Cruise Global.”

Forums and workshops during the four-day conference will explore new developments across sustainability, technology, health and safety, with new sessions on social media marketing; hotel-operated cruise lines; ethics and conservatism; entertainment and more.

For more details, check out the complete conference programme.  Seatrade organizers also note that F&B@Sea, an immersive two-day experience dedicated to the intersection of the cruise and food and beverage industries, will take place in tandem with Seatrade at Port Everglades, Terminal 2 on March 28 – 29.

Seatrade invites the travel industry to join 10,000+ attendees representing over 85 countries by registering today.

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