Lisbon announced as the venue for Seatrade Cruise Med 2018

Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, will be the 2018 venue for the largest cruise industry event focusing on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, will be the 2018 venue for the largest cruise industry event focusing on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas

Seatrade announced that Portugal’s capital city, Lisbon, will be the 2018 venue for the largest cruise industry event focusing on the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas – Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.

Organised by Seatrade, hosted by the Port of Lisbon Authority (APL), and supported by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and MedCruise, the event will take place in September 19-21, 2018 and feature a showcase exhibition, conference and a full social and networking programme.

As a leading platform for discussion and debate on issues confronting the Mediterranean's cruise market, the conference forms an integral part of Seatrade Cruise Med.

Previous editions of Seatrade Cruise Med have attracted a large number of delegates inclduing cruise line executives representing over 30 brands.

Portugal’s Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, said: 'Portugal is increasingly affirmed as an important and renowned player in the world cruise sector with both the country as a whole and the city of Lisbon benefiting from the economic impact of cruise ship calls.'

A sentiment agreed by the president of APL, Lidia Sequira: 'To host this prestigious event is recognition of the work we have been doing in the cruise sector for many years.

'The hope is that this event will give an important boost to the local and national economy of this sector, especially now that Lisbon is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to welcome all the cruise ships and their guests.'

Lisbon is expected 330 cruise calls and around 520,000 passengers in 2017.

Posted 27 March 2017

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Seatrade Cruise Med stacked 150px Seatrade Cruise Med 2020
15 – 17 September 2020 | Malagal

 

Seatrade Cruise Med - The International Gateway to the Mediterranean Cruise Market
Returning September 2020 | Hosted by Málaga, Spain

Seatrade Cruise Med is the Mediterranean’s leading cruise trade event and conference – providing a gateway for the international region to do business in the regional market. The event welcomes high-level professionals from all around the world, who come together to source new solutions; build profitable partnerships and expand their cruise network. Every sector is represented, from ports and destinations to ship build and on-board suppliers. Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 attracted over 2,300 professionals from more than 89 countries – including the industry’s elite and most prominent personalities. More than 170 exhibitors came together to showcase their businesses; marking a 13% increase on show space from 2016. More information on Seatrade Cruise Med 2020 will be released shortly.

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