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20 under 40

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We are delighted to announce the final 20 for Seatrade Cruise News 20 Under 40, sponsored by TVG Travel.

Featuring 40 of cruising’s brightest minds, the shortlist is brimming with some of the industry’s most promising, talented and exciting leaders to watch for the future.

Despite being a new initiative for 2018, Seatrade Cruise News 20 Under 40 received an incredible volume of high-quality entries from all around the world – making the shortlist process intensively competitive.

The final top 20 were announced at Seatrade Cruise Med 2018. Congratulations to each of our winners!

Meet the top 20 >


About 20 Under 40

20 Under 40 is launched by Seatrade Cruise News in conjunction with Seatrade Cruise Med 2018.

20 under 40 year olds from the global cruise industry who have shown either great initiative, an excepionally hardworking culture or demonstrated strong leadership will be their names announced at Seatrade Cruise Med in Lisbon, taking place between September 19-20, 2018.

Those people who could be your colleagues or direct reports, or they could be YOU!

20 Under 40 doesn’t simply mean a recognition, it also represents great inspiration from the industry and to the industry, in which young talents can thrive.

Presentation of 20 Under 40 Finalists

The announcement and presentation of the final 20 took place on the 20th September at 13:20-14:20 at the Excellence Theatre on the showfloor.

Once each finalists was announced, the “rising stars” were invited to join us on stage and have a chat with our judges, including Liz Gammon, General Manager, TVG Travel, Craig Milan, VP Itinerary Planning & Destination Development of Virgin Voyages and Mary Bond, Editor of Seatrade Cruise News, on what motivates them and drives their success.

*Please note: The 20 Under 40 by definition will be eligible for the people who are age 39 or under by 20th September 2018.