From unique activations to fun hands-on experiences, stop by and check out these top seven things you don’t want to miss at Seatrade this year.
1. Meet the Powerhouses of Cruise
Mark Your Calendar: The State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote, Tuesday, April 9, 9:30–11:30am, Grand Ballroom
Hear candid conversations among countless panels of experts including the always-anticipated kick-off keynote involving cruising’s top executives and countless other sessions, including the first-ever all-female panel featuring women at the helm of cruising. Topics will cover everything from today’s hottest cruise trends to the latest in sustainability, safety, shipbuilding, and beyond. All under one roof.
2. Taste the Latest Culinary Creations and Sensations
Mark Your Calendar: The Mixologist’s Corner,The Promenade, Wednesday, April 10, 3:30–4:00pm
Follow your nose to The Promenade and catch a live cooking demo at this new marketplace environment along the trade show floor (in the Hotel Operations and Concessions neighborhood). Sample your way around the room and discover the future of modern cruise hospitality with featured vendors dishing up their culinary creations. Go back for seconds – we won’t tell.
3. Spotlight on Tech
Mark Your Calendar: LAB Miami: Future of Travel Tech Summit, The Cruising Innovations Theater, Wednesday, April 10, 2:30pm
Discover cutting-edge innovations in cruise technology from the latest in virtual reality experiences to high-tech onboard devices. Take part in interactive and experiential sessions on a variety of in-demand tech and innovation topics.
4. Explore New Destinations
Mark Your Calendar: Transforming Shore Excursions to Deliver Authentic and Exclusive Experiences, Monday, April 8, 10:00–11:00am
Immerse yourself in hundreds of cruising’s top ports as you learn what’s happening on shore and the latest trends in travel. Learn about the culture and natural beauty of the most sought-after destinations and hidden gems. Taking up almost half the show floor, the Ports & Destinations Neighborhood offers a truly global ambience.
5. Connect with Like-minded Professionals
Mark Your Calendar: Professional Women in Cruising Brunch, Thursday, April 11, 11:00–1:00pm (extra purchase required)
Connect with colleagues, partners, and friends at various parties, receptions, and other networking events. From brunches to lunches, invitation-only galas to VIP meetings, there are tons of opportunities to network, share, and learn from other like-minded attendees. There’s no better cruise reunion than Seatrade Cruise Global!
6. Hear the latest trends in sustainability
Mark Your Calendar: The Future is Green: Building the World’s Greenest Cruise Line, Wednesday, April 10, 1:00 – 1:20pm
Stay ahead of the curve and understand the latest trends and innovations in sustainable tourism. Hear from industry leaders and disruptors on how they plan to embrace responsible practices and environmental initiatives. Learn how YOU can make a difference and be part of the green movement.
7. Your Booth or Mine?
Mark Your Calendar: Design Reception hosted in the Design Lounge, Wednesday, April 10, 4:30–5:30pm
Explore the massive trade show and the all new show floor theatres. Exchange ideas and contact info with more than 700 exhibitors strategically positioned in eight neighborhoods (Design & Ship Interiors, Entertainment, Environmental & Health, Hotel Operations & Concessions, Information Technology, Ports & Destinations, and Safety & Security).