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State of the Global Cruise Industry 9:50am - 10:35am
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?
Moderator: Peter Greenberg (CBS News Travel Editor & PBS’s “The Travel Detective”, CBS News)
Keynotes: Frank J. Del Rio, President and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. Arnold W. Donald, President and CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc. & CLIA Global Chair Richard D. Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises
Innovation, Disruption and Setting the Course for the Future 10:35am-11:20am
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
Moderator: Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor & PBS’s “The Travel Detective”, CBS News
Panelists: Tom McAlpin, President & CEO, Virgin Voyages Douglas Prothero, Managing Director, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection