Virginia López Valiente

CEO International Cruise Summit • Cruises News Media Group

Virginia Lopez Valiente is the owner and CEO of Cruises News Media Group, a Spanish company dedicated to communication, marketing, consultancy and promotion of the Cruise industry.
She is also the owner and organiser of the  International Cruise Summit and the Cruise Excellence Awards. Virginia as communicator and expert of the cruise industry is called to moderate and participate in panels, events and training of cruise tourism. She is also the chief editor and director of the magazine CruisesNews and advisor for organizations with interest in the cruise industry.
Virginia has spent most of her 25 year’s career leading departments of commercial, marketing and operations in international companies of  transport, hospitality and consultancy.
Before founding Cruises News Media Group, she held various managerial posts in companies such as DHL, Panalpina Global Transport, Air Express International, Thomas International and IPS Consultants and was Director of Operations for Spain and Portugal at Hospitality Marketing Concepts, an American multinational of marketing and loyalty programs for luxury hotels and chains.
She has a degree in Business Administration, International Trade and Marketing and completed her executive program (PGD) in Marketing Management and Strategic Management.