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Scene from the 2019 State of the Global Cruise Industry panel. The same leaders return, moderated by BBC's Lucy Hockings. Additional panels focus on luxury cruising and on overtourism

Seatrade unveils State of the Global Cruise Industry lineup

Seatrade Cruise Global’s 2020 State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote lineup features leaders from the largest companies, luxury lines and an overtourism case study.

State of the global cruise industry

Innovations on land and at sea, technology’s role in transforming the customer experience, environmental developments, collaborations for sustainable tourism and new ships will be among the topics for a panel consisting of Frank Del Rio, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings; Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corp. & plc; Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.; and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises.

Lucy Hockings, BBC World News broadcast journalist, returns as the moderator.

Luxury cruising

A second panel, ‘The Future of Luxury Cruising,’ will bring together five leaders from luxury brands. They’ll address topics like reaching new destinations through adventurous expedition cruising, culinary innovation and how to create distinct experiences that charm the most discerning travelers.

Overtourism case study

A keynote discussion, ‘Overtourism Case Study: A Partnership Approach,’ features Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Francović and Adam Goldstein, vice chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and chairman, Cruise Lines International Association.

This discussion will be moderated by Anne Kalosh, editor, Seatrade Cruise News and senior associate editor, Seatrade Cruise Review.

Seatrade Cruise Global’s 35th anniversary edition keynote session will take place April 21 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board and presented in partnership with CLIA.

‘Our keynote opening session sets the tone for Seatrade Cruise Global 2020, welcoming attendees with a multifaceted dialogue reflective of our educational programming,’ said Chiara Giorgi, global brand and event director for Seatrade Cruise.

Early bird pricing

Seatrade Cruise Global offers flexible attendee registration options. Those who register by Feb. 21 can take advantage of early bird pricing and save as much as $400.

For pricing options and to register, click here.

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