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Conference Program Scheduler

NOTE: This is the 2018 schedule for reference only. The 2019 schedule will be released later this year.

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

Pitch Session-The Shore Excursion Presentation Challenge

Location: Palm Ballroom A
Pass Type: VIP All Access Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!
Session Type: World Cruise Tourism Summit
Sectors: Design & Ship Interiors, Destinations, Entertainment & Amusements, Environmental & Health, Hotel Operations, Information Technology, Retail / Retail Services, Safety & Security, Ship Equipment, Shipyards, Shipbuilding & Refurbishment, Wellness, Ship Services
Recording: TBD

Sponsored by Italian National Tourist Board

Pitch Session - The Shore Excursion Presentation Challenge

New for 2018 to Seatrade Cruise Global – introducing your chance to enter and participate in the Shore Excursion Presentation Challenge. This pitch session offers delegates the chance to present their own ‘next generation’ shore excursion via a live knock out presentation battle format! Pitch your shore excursion presentation skills in a 4-minute, five-slide presentation to a high-profile judging panel. New attractions, technology and revolutionary ideas welcome! All 5 pitch competition finalists will win VIP passes for 2018 conference. The overall winner will also win a VIP pass for the 2019 conference.

Q: Who can enter the pitch competition?

A: The pitch competition is open to Tour Operators, Shore Excursion Providers, local DMCs, and Destinations.

Q: What should your pitch focus on?

A: Your pitch must introduce a new tour concept that focuses on each of these areas:

  • Category/Slide #1: Overview of Your “Next Generation” Shore Excursion – providing a brief overview about your shore excursion idea in a succinct elevator pitch format (i.e., Full Day or Half Day tour, mode of transport, refreshments included? Minimum and Maximum capacities etc.)
  • Category/Slide #2: Wow Factor
  • Category/Slide #3: Strong Sustainable Focus
  • Category/Slide #4: Community Involvement
  • Category/Slide #5: High Volume Capacity

Judges will score each presentation based on all categories so be sure to include all five components in your 5-page slide pitch deck.

Q: How can I enter the pitch competition?

A: Your entry should be in the form of a PowerPoint for a total of 5 slides focused on five categories above. Any entries not in PowerPoint format or exceeding 5 slides will not be considered.

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

A: Deadline Extended! Submissions of pitch has now been extended to Thursday 15 February 2018 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: Who do I submit my pitch deck to?

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 to the final 5 pitches to present at Seatrade Cruise Global on Monday, March 5?

A: Organizers will be in touch in late February 2018 with the 5 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 the pitch series.

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