Draft programme

* This programme is subject to changes

Conference directors:
David Selby & Virginia López Valiente.

*This section will be updated on daily basis.

ICS 2022

This year’s programme will once again bring you the most relevant topics affecting the cruise industry, not least the implications from the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24th February. Many areas of the industry will be affected and discussions will include - but not be limited to – regional deployment, cost control, future market growth and the human factor. In fact, the summit will provide you with an updated overview of All the key drivers affecting your decision making going forward. It’s a MUST to mark now in your meetings schedule.

*Unless otherwise stated, speakers will be appearing in-person, in Madrid.
*The International Cruise Summit and the Hotel Melia Castilla will comply with the highest health safety standards against COVID 19 and will implement all preventive health measures established by the relevant authorities, such as social distancing, hand sanitizers and the mandatory use of face masks in the conference room and all indoor spaces. Although the current infection rate and the progress of vaccinations are very positive, we will continue to review and comply with all preventative measures. The International Cruise Summit will provide antigen testing for those delegates whose countries require it on their return.

19.30 Welcome reception (Exclusive for speakers, sponsors and media)

08.00 Reception and badges

09.00 CONFERENCE with a coffee break

14.00 Networking lunch


17.30 Closing of the first day

20.00 Party & dinner by invitation (Exclusive for speakers, sponsors and media)


12.45 Networking and farewell brunch