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Seatrade announces State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote

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From left, CLIA's Kelly Craighead, Carnival's Arnold Donald, Royal Caribbean's Richard Fain, MSC Cruises' Pierfrancesco Vago
Seatrade Cruise Global's State of the Global Industry keynote session features Kelly Craighead, president & CEO, Cruise Lines International Association; Arnold Donald, president & CEO, Carnival Corp. & plc; Richard Fain, chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Group; and Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman, MSC Cruises.

This live kickoff event for Seatrade Cruise Global will be moderated by CNBC’s global markets reporter Seema Mody.

The keynote will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sept. 28, at the Miami Beach Convention Center with all the speakers there in person. 

Timely topics

Topics will include operating challenges, protocols and safety enhancements, environmental innovations, community partnerships and an update on 2022-2023 demand and consumer trends.

The theme of this 35th anniversary edition of Seatrade Cruise Global is 'The Future of Cruising.' 

Protocols align with those of the cruise industry

'It’s incredibly exciting to bring industry leaders together once again for our State of the Global Industry keynote. We’ve thoughtfully curated this year’s preeminent event to help our community reflect on current challenges and prepare for the journey ahead,' said Chiara Giorgi, global brand and event director for Seatrade Cruise. 'With this in mind, we also collaborated with CLIA and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association to develop event protocols that align with those in the industry, ensuring an optimal attendee experience while protecting the health and safety of our guests, participants and the public.'

Come together in-person or virtually

'The road to recovery will require us to continue to work as one, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity for all of us to come together either in-person, or through the virtual option, to address the "future of cruising" as we gather at Seatrade Cruise Global,' Craighead said.

Guided by Informa AllSecure standards, Seatrade Cruise Global is working to promote a hygienic, productive and high-quality experience. Protocols include physical distancing, use of PPE, temperature screening and on-site testing. As part of its enhanced policies, the Miami Beach Convention Center developed and implemented new plans and received GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation. Protocols will adhere to all city and state regulations, and more details can be found on the event safety page.

Registration options

Registration options are here.

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