Europe's meeting point for the cruise industry
The 2013 Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention concluded that growth prospects for the European cruise industry continue to increase. Delegates who attended the 'State of the Cruise Industry in Europe' opening session heard from CLIA Europe chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio who spoke of cruising's 'crucial anti-cyclical role during economic downturn' and, he added, 'This is particularly true for the economic impact of cruising for the European economy.’
More than 4,000 participants visited the high-class exhibition where over 250 exhibitors from over 50 nations, including numerous companies new to cruise, showcased their products and demonstrated innovations on the exhibition floor. From shipbuilders to tour organisers and from interior outfitters to entertainment specialists, all relevant segments of the cruise value chain were represented at Seatrade Europe. Also in attendance were over 270 cruise line executives including senior buyers, planners and key decision makers from Europe's ocean and river cruise lines.
The next Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention will return once again to Hamburg from Wed. 9 - Fri. 11 September 2015, bringing together senior buyers, planners and key decision makers from Europe's ocean and river cruise lines with suppliers from all sectors of these industries.
This extremely popular biennial event facilitates business interaction between all participants, incorporating high-level conference sessions, a showcase exhibition and workshops alongside a packed social programme.
With figures showing that cruise lines spent €6.6 billion with European businesses in support of their cruise operations in 2012...there could not be a better time to attend the 8th edition of Seatrade Europe.
To register your interest for Seatrade Europe 2015, please contact us