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2020 Event Schedule

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by sector, pass type or event type. With this Session Builder, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Seatrade Cruise Global 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.

Kristin KarstCo-Founder and Executive Vice PresidentAmaWaterways

Kristin Karst, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of AmaWaterways: A native of Dresden, Germany, Kristin Karst has become one of the leading executives in the river cruise industry. After obtaining her degrees in the Economics of Tourism & Business Management and an MBA from the University of Dresden, Karst worked for American Express for eight years. Karst relocated to the United States and, in 1999, entered the river cruise segment. Three years later, she co-founded AmaWaterwayswith Rudi Schreiner and Jimmy Murphy. Karst’s extensive knowledge of Europe’s rivers, culture and traditions, as well as commitment to providing top-notch customer service, enable her to effectively shape the products and services of the company and communicate the benefits of river cruising to travel agents, group leaders and diverse educational and business organizations. She has been profiled in several top-tier travel trade and consumer publications and received the prestigious “Travel Vanguard Award” by AFAR Media and the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Travel Weekly.

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