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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.

Keynote: State of the Industry Panel


Lucy Hockings (News Presenter & Anchor, BBC World News)


Frank Del Rio (President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd)

Arnold Donald (President & CEO, Carnival Corporation)

Richard Fain (Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd)

Pierfrancesco Vago (Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises)

Location: Grand Ballroom

Date: Tuesday, April 9

Time: 10:10am - 10:50am

Sector: Design & Ship Interiors, Entertainment & Amusements, Environmental & Health, Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations, Information Technology, Ports & Destinations, Retail, Safety & Security, Ship Equipment, Ship Services, Shipyards, Shipbuilding & Refurbishment, Wellness

Pass Type: VIP Pass, Conference Pass, Cruise Line Pass, Speaker Pass - Get your pass now!

Event Type: Keynote

Vault Recording: TBD

Sponsored by Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hear industry titans share their perspectives on the future of cruising, including a dynamic panel discussion focused on what keeps these cruising leaders up at night. Themes to include:

  • Sustainable Tourism:The latest challenges in popular markets, how cruise lines are collaborating with local communities and destinations to identify solutions
  • Innovation: Defining what innovation means to their brand and customer
  • Converting New Cruisers: What it will take to attract the next generation of cruisers including millennials
  • Environmental Initiatives: Identifying the latest developments and success stories to continue environmental advancements
  • Emerging Markets: The future outlook on China, what it will take to succeed in emerging markets