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2020 Event Schedule

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The Changing Expedition Marketplace - Sponsored by Wartsila


Thomas P. Illes  (Cruise Analyst, University Lecturer and Journalist)


Conrad Combrink  (Senior Vice President of Tour Operating, Expedition & Destination Management, Silversea Cruises)

Niels-Erik Lund  (Chairman and CEO, SunStone Ships)

Ben Lyons  (CEO, Expedition Voyage Consultants, Ltd.)

Navin Sawhney  (Chief Executive Officer, Americas, Ponant)

Robin West  (Vice President, Expedition Operations & Planning, Seabourn)

Location: Room 201/202

Date: Thursday, April 23

Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Sector: Expedition Cruising

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

Event Type: Conference Program

Vault Recording: TBD

  • The expedition boom: Why now? Why not before? What changed?
  • Explore how expedition has evolved with players in every segment
  • Review the different values / products that the different lines feature
  • What is the quality criteria for a great expedition cruise experience
  • How are the various lines marketing/distinguishing themselves from the others? How can they make potential customers understand the differences?
  • Explore operational and logistical challenges in remote regions of the world