Thank you to all of our 2018 Sponsors for an amazing event!

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.

John D. Hicks, Global Passenger Ship Manager, Lloyd's Register

John D. Hicks is the Global Passenger Ship Manager for Lloyd's Register, which has the leading market share classification services to the cruise industry. He began his maritime career in the US Coast Guard then moved to a design firm and finally to Lloyd's Register where he has been involved in a full range of technical, management and strategic roles throughout his career. A Naval Architect by education and experience he has worked in various locations across Europe, the Americas and Asia with Lloyd's Register. John has his undergraduate degree from the US Coast Guard Academy and two Masters Degrees from the University of Michigan. Currently residing in Trieste, Italy, John has been involved in providing services to the cruise industry for almost twenty years and leads the global passenger ship business for Lloyd's Register.