Speakers include Josh Leibowitz, president, Seabourn Cruise Line, which is introducing its first purpose-built expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, this year. Loris Di Giorgio is SVP sales for the Merchant Ships Division at Fincantieri, whose Vard subsidiary is a prolific builder of expedition vessels including 2021's Le Commandant-Charcot for Ponant and Hanseatic Spirit for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Per Eriksson is sustainable design specialist with prominent interior design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. Patrick Janssens is CEO of Shipyard De Hoop, which built Galápagos vessels Silver Origin for Silversea Cruises and Celebrity Flora for Celebrity Cruises.
The session moderator is Carolyn Spencer Brown, chief content officer, Cruise Media.
8 a.m. EST March 9
'Innovation in Expedition Ship Design,' sponsored by Bureau Veritas, is set for 8 a.m. EST March 9.