The Seatrade Cruise team is excited for this first event dedicated to the expedition cruising community and those looking to be part of this growth sector. From keynotes to panel discussions, Q&As, behind-the-scenes tours, and various networking events, these are just a few highlights the team is excited about:
The State of the Expedition Cruise Industry Keynote – sponsored by Cruise Saudi
On 8 March at 9:00 AM EST, Seatrade Cruise's very own Anne Kalosh will host this panel of expedition cruise industry leaders to discuss this distinctive sector's safe resumption and growth.
You'll hear from:
- Roberto Martinoli, President and CEO, Silversea
- Asta Lassessen, CEO, Hurtigruten Expedition
- Sven-Olof Lindblad, CEO, Lindblad Expeditions
- Hervé Bellaiche, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Ponant
- Geoffrey Kent, Founder, Abercrombie & Kent
Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Content
Take a break and explore beautiful destinations in our fun behind-the-scenes sessions!
- Meet Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands
- Spring into Svalbard
- Discover the wonders of the Moai Statues on Easter Island
Must-See Conference Sessions
'New on the Scene' Series
Explore the unique challenges and opportunities in the expedition sector with case study examples from Swan Hellenic and Victory Cruise Lines.
Straight from The Horse's Mouth Series
Catch up with experienced expedition leaders Jason Edmunds, Adam Rheborg, and Anja Erdmann-Rutten about what makes a destination unique for them!
Itinerary Planning and Shoreside Experiences Striking a Sustainable Balance
Location, location, location. Expedition Cruising is all about those remote, wild locations, but what does it take to find them? This session focuses on the challenges that go hand in hand with planning itineraries and shoreside experiences.
Workshop: Becoming and Staying, an Expedition Destination
Led by Ben Lyons, the CEO of EYOS Expeditions, participants will discuss the essential factors in destination development with expedition experts and come away with feedback from the whole group.
Daily Exercise Classes
Get up and about with our fitness partners during our exclusive, daily interactive yoga and exercise classes!
Don't Just Take It from Us – Hear What the Industry Is Saying About #STCVirtual October 2020
"I found the event totally surpassed my expectations. I wasn't sure quite what to expect, to be honest. Great interaction throughout!"
"The networking entertainment was fun - including the magician, the Quiz, and the musical evening!"
"It was great to see many leaders, virtually at least, than missing out on this event just because of the current pandemic. Thank you for keeping the industry connected."