"The Future of the Cruise Industry in Europe" will lead the programme of highly topical conference sessions at this year’s Seatrade Europe, taking place in Hamburg from Wed 6 – Fri 8 September 2017.

By registering as a delegate, your business will hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as a whole – and, as an attendee, you can network and potentially do business with executives that make decisions impacting the cruise industry in Europe.


Wed 6 - Fri 8 September 2017
Hamburg Messe und Congress
Hamburg, Germany

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • Uniting Europe using economic opportunities in the tourism industry – NEW for 2017
  • The impact of Brexit on the European cruise industry –NEW for 2017
  • Ports and Destinations – Operating beyond peak demand – NEW for 2017
  • Sustainability and Green Shipping, sponsored by gmec
  • Ship Design and Interiors – NEW for 2017
  • Shorex: What’s trending?

Plus, we have two river cruise sessions:

  • The rise of the river cruise - identifying river innovation
  • Shore activities and turnarounds - a security risk for Europe's rivership guests?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND RECEIVE YOUR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTED RATES10% DISCOUNT FOR SEATEC READERSQuote code ' MediaEurope17' in the 'Further Remarks' field to receive your discount

Take a look at the list of speakers confirmed so far to participate in Seatrade Europe 2017:

  • Kyriakos Anastassiadis, Chairman, CLIA Europe and Chief Executive Officer, Celestyal Cruises
  • Alessandro Carollo, Head of Port Operations EMEA, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
  • Andreas Chrysostomou, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, CLIA Europe
  • Bud Darr, EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group
  • David Dingle, Chairman, Carnival UK
  • Felix Eichhorn, President, AIDA Cruises
  • Dr Thomas Konkel, seasoned cruise traveller
  • Stuart Leven, Vice President, EMEA and Managing Director, RCL Cruises Ltd
  • Capt Michael McCarthy, Chairman, Cruise Europe and Commercial Manager, Port of Cork Company
  • Rita Berstad Maraak, Port Director Geirangerfjord Cruise Port
  • Wybcke Meier, Chief Executive Officer, TUI Cruises GmbH
  • Gianni Onorato, Chief Executive Officer, MSC Cruises
  • Neil Palomba, President, Costa Crociere
  • Arnt Møller Pedersen, Chief Operating Officer, Cruise & Ferries, Copenhagen Malmö Port
    Maria Pittordis, Partner, Head of Marine, Trade & Energy, Hill Dickinson
  • Karl J. Pojer, Chief Executive Officer, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Chairman, CLIA Germany
  • Tim Reardon, Policy Director – Taxation, Ferry and Cruise, UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Sacha Rougier, Managing Director, Cruise Gate Hamburg
  • Tom Strang, SVP Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & Plc and Chairman, CLIA Europe Environment, Safety & Security Committee
  • Richard J. Vogel, President & CEO, Grupo Pullmantur