This programme may be subject to alterations and additions.
The full programme will be available in September.
• 19.00 Welcome Reception (By invitation only)
Exclusive for Speakers, sponsors and press (Hotel Meliá Castilla Madrid)
• 09.00 - 13.45 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)
• 13.45 - 15.00 LUNCH (for delegates and speakers)
• 15.00 - 18.30 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)
• 21.00 DINNER AND PARTY (By invitation only)
Exclusive event for speakers, sponsors and press. (Venue to be confirmed)
• 09.00 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)
• 13.30 CLOSING OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SUMMIT 2018
Issues addressed in the last seven years:
• Onwards & upwards - What’s next for the cruise industry?
• Brexit in the european tourism scene
• The role of marketing & sales in the itinerary deployment process
• The future of land programs
• Supply chain - Logistic and procurement in cruise companies
• New trends in passenger logistic in ports and terminals wordlwide
• Port development, logistics and cruise operations
• Cruise crew & recruitment
• Ship order book - Implications
• With 70 ship on the way - How to get more passengers?
• Passenger’s time. Who is the cruise passenger
• Expansion of cruise deployment
• Cruise industry growth - Impact in the markets and destinations
• Challenges of the cruise industry
• Safety in the industry, review of procedures and safeguards to remain the safest tourist industry
• Itineraries, the map of new demand, review of pricing policy, industry profitability and on-board spending
• Creation of cruise destinations. Keys to greater competitiveness
• Relationship between Ports and Destinations. The role of each
• The offer from tourist destinations. What are Cruise Lines looking for?, passenger desires, What are destinations offering?
• Image of Spain as a destination for cruise ships: How does the industry really look, What do we need to improve?
• Segments of the industry on the rise: Premium and Luxury Cruises
• The Iberian Peninsula, a common focal point for the itineraries in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic
• Behavior of cruise passengers: how they take decisions
• Sale of the cruise product, the role of agencies and the growth of online
• Relationship between Cruise companies and distribution channels
• The industry and its relationship to Social Networks and 2.0
• Cruise Terminals
• Logistics and procurement in a cruise line
• Economic impact of the cruise industry
• Marketing and Communications
• Crew recruitment
See the full programmes
of previous editions