For this 35th edition of the world's leading business-to-business cruise conference, the event is partnering with Cruise Lines International Association, Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association and the South Florida cruise and tourism community to celebrate South Florida Cruise Week 2019.
The weeklong focus on the impact of cruising on South Florida's economy will begin with CLIA’s Cruise360, a professional development event for travel agents, taking place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center April 3-8, 2019. Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 will cap the week with its return to Miami Beach.
'Miami Beach is thrilled to once again host Seatrade Cruise Global in 2019, a signature convention for our community over the years,' Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said. 'We look forward to welcoming the thousands of Seatrade Cruise Global attendees as they stay in our world-class hotels, stroll iconic Lincoln Road and enjoy all that Miami Beach has to offer.'
Each year, Seatrade Cruise Global draws more than 11,000 registered attendees, over 700 exhibiting companies from 113 countries and more than 300 international journalists to become the epicenter of the cruise industry.
'Seatrade Cruise Global is appreciative of the entire Fort Lauderdale community, which has embraced our show with incredible hospitality. We are excited to return to the stunning, newly remodeled Miami Beach Convention Center in 2019 and look forward to collaborating with CLIA and FCCA for an entire week, showcasing the impact our industry has in South Florida,' said Chiara Giorgi, brand director for Seatrade Cruise Global.
In addition to exhibitions and panels in the convention centers, events will take place at surrounding hotels and attractions throughout South Florida. Port Everglades and PortMiami will also host ship tours for attendees during Cruise Week 2019.
'The spotlight of the cruise industry is always shining a light on South Florida and it will certainly shine especially bright in April 2019,' CLIA president and CEO Cindy D' Aoust said.
Additional details will be revealed at Seatrade Cruise Global 2018, March 5-8 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. The complete 2018 conference schedule can be found at Seatrade Cruise Global’s website. Included are sections on registration details and deadlines for attendees, exhibitor and media resources, as well as travel information and a contact section for UBM, owner of the Seatrade Cruise Portfolio.