Europe's meeting point for the cruise industry

The 2015 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.’

Seatrade Europe 2015 - impression
Seatrade Europe 2015 - impression

Around 5,000 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.

Highest expectations satisfied

95% of all exhibitors rated Seatrade Europe 2015 as ‘good’ or ‘very good

Must attend status confirmed

94% of all exhibitors would recommend Seatrade Europe to colleagues

of visitors rate Seatrade Europe as an important trade event for their company

of exhibitors were able to reach their target groups

Key decision-makers in abundance

93% of all exhibitors rated the quality of visitors as good or very good

Vital business platform

89% of all exhibitors see high to very high benefits to their company’s participation in Seatrade Europe 2015.

Premium business contacts. Guaranteed.

83% of all exhibitors were able to make contact with either the majority or all of their most important target groups

of visitors are involved in purchasing decisions