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Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 Nears Return to Miami Beach by: UBM S eatrade Cruise Global 2019 is fast approaching and headed back to Miami Beach. With the entire industry eagerly anticipating its return to South Beach and the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center April 8–11, this year’s conference is anything but business as usual. Last year’s gathering drew more than 11,000 registered attendees, over 700 companies from 113 countries and over 250 international journalists. 2019 promises to be the largest to date. Setting the course on April 9, the State of the Global Cruise Industry keynote will include a special conversation with Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), who will discuss the future of sustainable tourism. The heads of the world’s largest cruise companies, Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd, Carnival Corporation, Royal Carib- nological innovations, environmental initi- days. Attendees can also look forward to bean Cruises Ltd and MSC Cruises, will atives, emerging markets and much more. experiencing the world’s largest b2b cruise then take the stage for a panel discussion Beyond the headlining State of the conference taking place all on one single moderated by BBC World News’ journal- Global Cruise Industry, a full itinerary of exhibition floor. The impressively large, ist Lucy Hockings. Hockings will drive the 30+ panels and 50+ hours of roundtables state-of-the-art space will not only unite conversation to cover sustainability, tech- and discussions will take place over four the entire cruise world, but also feature dedicated neighborhoods for each sector allowing for attendees to quickly navigate and identify what is new for 2019. Across the floor, attendees will be presented with opportunities to establish new business relationships and discover new trends shaping the cruising seascape. “The unparalleled scope of Seatrade Cruise Global make it the most significant cruise conference in the world,” shares Chiara Giorgi, Brand Director of Seatrade Cruise Global. “It is the only event that brings the entire industry together under one roof to share ideas and innovation, propelling it into the future.” For registration and information on Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 visit www.seatradecruiseglobal.com/register and use promo code SEATEC for 10% off your pass. n 44 seatec 1/2019