New to Seatrade Cruise Global 2019

Two Different Pitch Competitions

Introducing your chance to enter and participate in the Sustainability Presentation Challenge. 

These pitch sessions offer the Seatrade community the chance to present your own sustainability innovation/breakthrough via a live elevator pitch-style presentation! 

We will hold 2 different pitch contests:

  • Monday 8 April 11:50 am - 12:30 pm during the World Cruise Tourism Summit programming
  • Tuesday 9 April 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm at the Cruising Innovations Theater 

Pitch your sustainability revolution in a 6-minute presentation to a high-profile judging panel. You'll find everything you need below!

Monday 8 April

Monday’s pitch competition is open to Tour Operators, Shore Excursion Providers, local DMCs, and Destinations only. Monday pitches must present a breakthrough idea or case study in one of the following areas:

  • Community engagement 
  • Waste reduction
  • Energy 
  • Destination sustainability
  • Innovation

Tuesday 9 April

Tuesday’s pitch competition is open to any vendor/supplier. Tuesday pitches must present a breakthrough idea or case study in one of the following areas:

  • Sustainability/Green Initiatives
  • Waste Reduction/Recycling 
  • Technology 
  • Fuel 
  • Wind Energy  
  • Innovation
  • Non Plastics

FAQs - How to Enter

Q: Who can enter the pitch competition?

A: Monday’s pitch competition is open to Tour Operators, Shore Excursion Providers, local DMCs, and Destinations only.  Tuesday’s pitch competition is open to any vendor or supplier.

 

Q: What should your pitch focus on? 

A: Your pitch must introduce a new sustainability concept or case study and cover the following questions in your PowerPoint submission not to exceed 5 slides: 

Slide 1. Cover Slide – Brand Logo / Sustainablity Idea Topic

Slide 2.  Explain your sustainability concept / initiative  

Slide 3.  Define the challenge it is solving 

Slide 4.  What has been the impact of your sustainability initiatives?

Slide 5.   Conclusion – Summary Remarks

 

Q:  How can I enter the pitch competition?

A:  Your entry should be in the form of a PowerPoint presentation with a limit of 5 slides – if you are selected as a finalist you only will have 6 minutes to pitch the entire deck to our judges.  Any entries not in PowerPoint format or exceeding 5 slides will not be considered.  

 

Q:  When’s the deadline to submit my pitch?

A:  All pitch entries must be submitted by Friday 22 March at Noon EST

 

Q:  How do I submit my entry?  

A:  Please use the template PowerPoint pitch deck to submit your entry.  

Here is the link to the official deck to develop your pitch. 

Q: Where do I submit my pitch deck?

A: Submit all pitch series proposals/PowerPoint decks to [email protected]. It must be in the form of the official entry deck to be considered.

 

Q:  How do I find out if I have been selected as a finalist? 

A:  Organizers will be in touch in late March 2019/early April 2019 with the finalists selected to pitch their slide deck to our esteemed panel of judges live at Seatrade Cruise Global. 

A winner will be selected at the event at the conclusion of each of the pitch series and awarded bragging rights and a VIP pass for next year’s Seatrade Cruise Global event.

 

We look forward to receiving your entries. Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions.