Seatrade Europe Conference Programme 2019

11.09.2019
10:30 - 10:40
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Welcome Remarks

10:40 - 11:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Keynote Address by CLIA

Michael Thamm,Chairman, CLIA Europe
11:00 - 12:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

State of the European Cruise Industry

Speakers:
Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group & Carnival Asia
Wybcke Meier, CEO, TUI Cruises
Karl J Pojer, Chairman of CLIA Germany & CEO, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
Capt. Michael McCarthy, Chairman, Cruise Europe
Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises
Gavin Smith, SVP RCL International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
12:00 - 14:00
Hall A4 – Plaza - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Lunch

14:00 - 15:20
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Greener Cruising, sponsored by gmec

14:00 - 14:20: European Cruise Environmental Regulatory Update


This session invites an industry expert to outline the environmental regulatory update in Europe and provide an overview on the implementation of specific requirements for both ports and ships.

Moderator:
Esther Mallach, Partner, Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Speaker:
Ukko Metsola, VP, Government Relations, Europe & Asia-Pacific Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

14:20 - 15:00: How Ships and Ports Adapt for a Greener Future


Focusing on ports and ships’ commitments to achieve environmental sustainability and the dynamics among each stakeholder, this session features practical case-studies on how the industry strives to be responsible followed by discussion on challenges that need to be addressed and how we can go above and beyond the regulations.

Speakers:
Claus Bødker, Director, Cruise Baltic
Arantxa Garcia, Head of Sustainability, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services
Kathleen Pessolano, Director, Strategic Partnerships, Global Sustainable Tourism Council
Michele Francioni, SVP, Cost Efficiency & Process Improvement, MSC Cruises
Sacha Rougier, MD, Cruise Gate Hamburg
14:30 - 16:00
Conference A, Room Osaka - MARINE INTERIORS 2019 Conference

How Design Helps to Convey, Define or Create Brand Identity

Designers who thrive in the competitive cruise shipbuilding space share their stories on how they interpret brand values into design ideas and help to create unique identities for each cruise brand.


Speakers:
David McCarthy, AD Associates
Fredrik Johansson, Tillberg Design
Tal Danai, ArtLink
Timo Hogestraat, Partner Ship Design
Trevor Young, MSC Cruises


15:20 - 15:30
Conference A – Foyer Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

River Cruising in Europe – A Repeat Experience with Difference or Rising Star in Boutique Travel

River cruise in Europe has gained momentum. This session aims to investigate what is trending in the European river cruise scene, innovation in river cruise ships and how this sector stays on-top of travellers’ list.

Moderator:
Frederik Erdmann, Correspondent, Germany & River Cruising in Europe, Seatrade Cruise
12.09.2019
09:30 - 10:30
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Small is Beautiful - Does Size Matter? Catering for Smaller Ship in Ports and Destinations

This session dives into the subject of welcoming smaller ships, looking into how both large and small ports and destinations manage the small ship experience. In addition, this session also covers latest trends in expedition, luxury and other niche products.

9:30 - 9:40: Case-Studies: How to Manage Small Ships Experience at Ports?


Moderator:
Liz Gammon, Marketing Consultant & Industry Influencer
Speaker:
Susana Guiterrez, General Manager, Malaga Cruise Port
Justin Poulsen, VP, Strategic Pricing & Itinerary Planning, Silversea Cruises
Gina Dunnett, Sr. Manager, Land Product Development, Azamara Club Cruises

9:40 - 13:30: Panel Discussion


Moderator:
Liz Gammon, Marketing Consultant & Industry Influencer
Speaker:
Susana Guiterrez, General Manager, Malaga Cruise Port
Justin Poulsen, VP, Strategic Pricing & Itinerary Planning, Silversea Cruises
Gina Dunnett, Sr. Manager, Land Product Development, Azamara Club Cruises
10:30 - 12:00
Conference A, Room Osaka - MARINE INTERIORS 2019 Conference

How to Design to Comply

One of the top challenges for marine interior designers is to stay compliant while delivering aesthetically pleasing designs. Join the session to learn from designers' top tricks with examples on how beautiful design goes hand in hand with regulations and how to avoid common pitfalls.


Moderator:
David McCarthy, AD Associates


Speaker:
Antonio di Nenno, MSC Cruises


10:30 - 10:45
Conference A – Foyer Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Roundtable Discussion - How do We Create Effective Dialogue Among Cruise Lines, Ports and Cities

The roundtable discussion is an interactive session where you can connect with industry experts and peers in a more private but direct way.

Chairman:
Luis De Carvalho, CEO, Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe
Speaker:
Gianluca Suprani, Head of Global Port Development & Shore Activities, MSC Cruises
12:00 - 14:00
Hall A4 – Plaza - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Sustainability with a Twist – How to Future-Proof the Cruise Sector from a Recruitment, Talent Pipeline and Business Leadership Perspective

Whether for onboard crew members or shoreside staff, the need for sourcing and developing leaders in each respective sector within the cruise industry is constant. Following the industry’s continuous growth, it is essential that businesses take real-time and ongoing leadership development as a critical priority. But is your organisation ready to welcome onboard its future leaders? Is it articulating and rewarding the right behaviours? Is it measuring the right outcomes, and does it know where skilled and compatible talent comes from? Join the session to learn how to align your people practices with the organisational goals and broader business strategy.

Moderator:
Thomas Mielke, MD, AETHOS Consulting Group

Speaker:
Amaury de Williencourt, National Manager France & Monaco, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services
15:00 - 15:15
Conference A – Foyer Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Coffee Break

15:15 - 16:15
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Exploring the Terminal of the Future

Join the session to sneak a peek into the future of cruise terminals and be inspired by forward thinking terminal projects and state-of the-art terminal operations’ updates.

Moderator:
Mark Robinson, CCO, Global Ports Holding

Speakers:
Figen Ayan, VP - Cruise Operation, Galataport Istanbul
Mark Ittel, SVP Ports and Maritime, Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe
13.09.2019
09:30 - 10:00
Conference A – Foyer Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Morning Coffee & Tea

10:00 - 11:00
Conference A - Room Chicago - Seatrade Europe 2019 Conference

Top Tips to Create ‘Experiential Shorex’

Research shows modern cruisers are attracted to trips that are experiential – whether that is traveling in small intimate groups or using immersive tools to explore the destination fully. The session provides best practices of experiential land-based tours and the thinking behind them; our experts also discuss how they create alternative buzz for unconventional attractions as well as the use of technology to make a shorex hard-to-resist.


Moderator:
Carmen Morosan, Global Shorex Manager, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services

Speaker:
David Vass, SVP Worldwide Cruise Business & Operations, Abercrombie & Kent Destination Management