State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote

Sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board

As cutting-edge ships make their maiden voyages and disruptive new brands enter the market, the most anticipated part of Seatrade Cruise Global rises to the occasion — bigger and bolder than ever!
In partnership with CLIA and FCCA, we're proud to formally announce the lineup for the State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote.
Moderating the morning is BBC World News' Lucy Hockings, a seasoned broadcast journalist with experience covering the most significant global events.
This year, a conversation with the UN World Tourism Organization's Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili kicks off the event, followed by a panel discussion with the four leaders of the world's largest cruise lines.
Expect the conversation to delve into not just current trends, but where the future of cruise (and the travel industry at large) is headed in the next five to ten years. 
When: 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Tuesday 9 April 2019
Where: Grand Ballroom, Miami Beach Convention Center

Frank Del Rio

President & CEO
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald

President & CEO
Carnival Corporation

Richard Fain

Chairman & CEO
Royal Caribbean Cruises

Pierfrancesco Vago

Executive Chairman
MSC Cruises

Listen as these industry titans share their perspectives in a dynamic panel discussion focused on the most exciting upcoming opportunities and the challenges keeping them up at night. 

Themes to include:

  • Sustainable Tourism – The latest challenges in popular markets, how cruise lines are collaborating with local communities and destinations to identify solutions
  • Innovation – Defining what innovation means to their brand and customer
  • Converting New Cruisers - What it will take to attract the next generation of cruisers including millennials
  • Environmental Initiatives – Identifying the latest developments and success stories to continue environmental advancements
  • Emerging Markets – The future outlook on China, what it will take to succeed in emerging markets

Rise of Female Leadership in the Cruise Industry Keynote

New for 2019!

Christine Duffy

Carnival Cruise Line

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

President & CEO
Celebrity Cruises

Jan Swartz

Princess Cruises

This roundtable discussion immediately follows the first keynote and is again moderated by Lucy Hockings. Listen as female cruise industry heads explore their paths to leadership positions, how they are igniting innovation within their respective cruise brands and how the industry can work together to support diversity initiatives.