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Seatrade Cruise Global announces 2020 programming

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Registration is open for Seatrade Cruise Global’s 35th edition, April 20-23, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Robust programming

The event is expected to deliver its most robust programming ever, attracting the world’s largest gathering of high-level executives, thought leaders and innovators from all facets of the cruise industry.

‘This is the only annual event that unites the entire cruise community and all industry stakeholders,’ said Chiara Giorgi, global brand and event director for Seatrade Cruise. ‘With it being a milestone year, and at such a pivotal and progressive period for cruising, we’re elevating the experience to offer connections, innovation, education and inspiration for a more diverse attendee audience.’

Themed education tracks

The Seatrade Cruise Global 2020 conference program will feature expert speakers and panel discussions on topics and trends shaping the cruise market and its future. This includes the highly anticipated annual State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote address.

New for 2020 is enhanced programming to include themed education tracks — curated sessions focused on related topics — for attendees seeking deeper knowledge on specific subjects.

Ports and destinations

Thematic conference tracks and sample sessions include Global Ports & Destinations. This track will explore worldwide excursion trends, port operations and how to create an authentic experience. Sessions include the inaugural ‘Seatrade Cruise Global Debate: Shore Excursions … Dead or Alive?’ as well as ‘Private Islands are Having a Moment’ and ‘Spotlight on Port Infrastructure Development Projects Around the Globe.’

Information technology

New for 2020, the Information Technology track showcases a ‘Tech Talk’ series focusing on cruise tech trends and related challenges impacting cruise lines within the ever-evolving IT landscape. Sessions will discuss how technology — Wi-Fi, IOT and 5G, AI and AR/VR, and biometrics — can enhance the crew and guest experience.


The Entertainment track hones in on one of the most notable differentiators of ships today: innovative entertainment options. These will come to life during sessions like ‘It’s Not Your Grandmother’s Cruise Line Entertainment Anymore … Drag Queen Brunches, Tattoo Parlors and Oh My!’ and more.

Interiors and design

When it comes to Ship Interiors & Design, this track features sessions such as ‘When Interior Design & Technology Collide.’ Plus, a series of one-on-one interviews with top designers will discuss how cruise lines can continue to surprise and delight.

Expedition cruising and sustainability

The Expedition Cruising & Sustainability track will address maintaining natural resources while sustaining exponential passenger growth. Session topics will include the changing expedition marketplace, eco-conscious cruising and sustainable tourism.

Register by Dec. 6 for Super Early Bird pricing

Seatrade Cruise Global offers flexible attendee registration options. Those who register by Dec. 6 can take advantage of Super Early Bird pricing and save as much as $500.

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