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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.

Partnering to Maintain the Cruising Ecosystem: Enhancing Community and Port Relationships


Roger Blum (Principal, Cruise and Port Advisors, Inc.)


Claus Bodker (Director, Cruise Copenhagen)

Carla Campos (Executive Director, Puerto Rico Tourism Company)

Mai Elmar (Executive Director, Cruise Port Rotterdam)

Bruce Krumrine (Vice-President, Shore Operations, Princess Cruises)

Michael Pawlus (Director of Strategic Itinerary & Destination Planning, Azamara Club Cruises)

Location: Room 206/208

Date: Monday, April 8

Time: 1:35pm - 2:15pm

Sector: Ports & Destinations

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

Event Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Sponsored by Solaire Cruise Center, Manila

Explore how cruise lines, ports and destinations can partner to engage communities to drive better relations with local communities in popular tourism destinations. The panel addresses:

  • Successful partnerships helping to unite the industry with local communities
  • Sustainability developments, success stories and challenges
  • Community engagement initiatives planned for 2020 and beyond

Presentation Files