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First wave of Seatrade Cruise Med speakers, topics, new Excellence Theatre

Some of the confirmed speakers include, top row, from left: Doug Prothero (Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection), Tom Strang (Carnival Corp.), Craig Milan (Virgin Voyages). Center, from left: Claudius Docekal (Crystal), Federico Bartoli (Costa), Elisabetta De Nardo (Silversea). Bottom, from left: Joan Gual de Torrella (Balearic Islands Ports Authority), Emilio Freeman (SeaDream Yacht Club), Luis De Carvalho (Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe)
Seatrade has announced the first confirmed speakers for Seatrade Cruise Med, Sept. 19-20 in Lisbon, and conference topics including the state of the industry, meeting future demand, best practices to mitigate cruising's carbon footprint and uncovering hidden gems (opportunities in new destinations).

Further topics include how newbuild luxury yachts are enhancing the upscale market, finding the balance between economic impact and sustainability in cruise tourism, how digital disruption will help cruising, and the leading edge in European shipbuilding and repair.

Cruising's rising stars in the Excellence Theatre

A new feature of the event, the Excellence Theatre, free and open to all attendees, consists of short, engaging sessions in a dedicated area of the show floor, including '20 Under 40,' recognizing the cruise industry's rising stars. 

Speakers from Virgin, Ritz-Carlton, Carnival, Costa, Crystal, Silversea and more

Conference speakers include Craig Milan, VP itinerary planning & destination development, Virgin Voyages; Douglas Prothero CEO, Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection; Tom Strang, SVP maritime affairs, Carnival Corp. & plc; and Federico Bartoli, itinerary planning director, Costa Crociere.

Further speakers are Hervé Bellaiche, chief sales and marketing officer, Ponant; Luis De Carvalho, CEO, Bermello Ajamil & Partners Europe; Elisabetta De Nardo VP port & destination operations, Silversea Cruises; and Claudius Docekal, VP deployment, Crystal Cruises.

Other speakers include Emilio Freeman VP destinations & revenue management, SeaDream Yacht Club; Joan Gual de Torrella, president, Balearic Islands Port Authority; and Ramón Hurtado, global product & operations director, Intercruises Shoreside & Port Services.

Further speakers will be announced.

Seatrade Cruise Med will take place at the Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre.

Savings for booking before July 6

Attendees can save up to €100 by booking before July 6.

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