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The 2019 conference program was the most highly attended in our entire 35 year history! Ready to relive the experience and gather actionable insights? Keep an eye out for an email from us to download all presentation materials. In the meantime, view, browse and sort the list of conference sessions and show floor programming by pass type, track, and format.

CLIA HFB Future Fleet: The Dynamics of Building Innovative Beverage and Dining Program


Jennifer Agress (City Editor, Dining Out Magazine - Miami)


John Devine (Vice President, Michael J. Devine & Associates)

Mark Fine (Director, Beverage Buyer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings)

Charles Steadman (Senior Manager, Beverage and Bar Development and Operations, Virgin Voyages)

Paolo Raia (Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing, F&B, Carnival Corp)

Frits van der Werff (Vice President, Food & Beverage, Holland America Line)

Location: Room 201/202

Date: Wednesday, April 10

Time: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Sector: Food & Beverage

Pass Type: RSVP Required - Get your pass now!

Event Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

In this session, panellists will discuss how the cruise lines are developing innovative beverage and dining programs for the vast number of new vessel deployments which are coming online over the next few years. How do the operational management stay ahead of the innovation curve to consistently offer guests superior culinary experiences? What goes into the development of a creative beverage program? Who are the stakeholders who collaborate to bring award winning taste experiences to the tens of millions of passengers taking cruise holidays? These questions and more will be answered by our panel of experts.