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The State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote

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Session Type: Keynote
Sectors: Design & Ship Interiors, Destinations, Entertainment & Amusements, Environmental & Health, Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations, Information Technology, Retail / Retail Services, Safety & Security, Ship Equipment, Ship Services, Shipyards, Shipbuilding & Refurbishment, Wellness
Recording: TBD

Travels Trends Impacting the Cruise Line Industry – Past, Present and Future
9:50am-10:10am

State of the Global Cruise Industry
10:10am-10:55am
Our roundtable discussion of industry leaders will address growth opportunities and business challenges impacting the cruise industry, including the following themes:

• Leading in a Time of Unprecedented Growth – How are your companies strategizing around both the opportunities and challenges from a growth point of view regarding: staffing, the shore side, technology and innovation, environmental impact, and terminal impact
• Debunking the Myths of Cruising – Thoughts on collaborating on an industry-wide level to educate the next generation of cruisers
• The Innovation “Blueprint” – Defining innovation and mapping out the innovation process
• Emerging Markets for Growth – Where do you see the most potential for future growth?
• Shipbuilding and Design – What are the latest innovations in ship design that are moving the needle on customer experiences?
• Environmental and Sustainability – What initiatives are you most proud of that make the industry more environmentally friendly? What’s the latest thinking around LNG ships?

Innovation, Disruption and Setting the Course for the Future
11:00am-11:40am
During this roundtable discussion, our industry visionaries – including a tourism industry stalwart and two mega hospitality brands who are new entrants to the cruise industry - explore how they view innovation on a day-to-day basis and share perspectives on the following themes:

• Brand Innovation – A look at how these brands are defining (and continue to re-define) their unique brand identifier, style and how travelers view cruising in general
• Creating a Unique Guest Experience – What past cruising trends tell us and how these individual brands have plans to disrupt the space with new experiences
• The Role of Technology and Cruising – How tech is changing the customer experience