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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.

Ryan StanaCEORWS Entertainment Group

Named one of the top fifty entrepreneurs in New York City, Ryan Stana is theFounder and CEO of EMMY® Award-winning RWS Entertainment Group, creating memorable entertainment, consumer events and brand experiences since 2003. Stana grew the company from operating in the corner of his apartment to opening a 56,000 sq. ft. modern office and studio complex in 2015 which has made RWS the world's largest entertainment supplier in the leisure and attractions industry.

RWS has produced award-winning productions and experiences for top theme parks, resorts, cruise lines and NYC fashion events while sustaining an impressive roster of clients that include Six Flags, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Hershey's Chocolate World, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Holland America Line, Europa-Park & Resorts, Hard Rock Resorts, Prada, Virgin Voyages, Cedar Fair, Merlin Entertainments, Palace Entertainment, Azamara, Celebrity Cruises, Westfield. In 2018, Stana launched a new Experiences division delivering cutting-edge lighting shows, themed activations and holiday décor for theme parks, cruise lines, municipalities, zoos, hospitals and aquariums.

RWS is the nation's leader in providing branded entertainment, creating live touring experiences with Barbie and seasonal stage shows of Thomas the Tank Engine to touring an interactive stage show of Survivor to Six Flags parks, MTV brands to Cedar Fair and creating the first Guinness World Records stage show in the US. RWS and Holland America Line partnered to create an industry-first music program onboard their fleet with Lincoln Center, Billboard and Rolling Stone Magazine. The duo also developed a program inspired by Oprah and O, The Oprah Magazine for passengers at sea.

Each year, RWS supplies over 4,000 seasonal performers and technicians for the attractions and leisure industry. RWS acquired Binder Casting in 2016 and now the casting footprint spans from casting commercials for Audi and the NBA to films such as Chicago and Dreamgirls to the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes and Broadway's The Lion King, allowing the performers who get their start with RWS in cruise ships, a potential career trajectory on to Broadway and film.

Due to Stana's vast expertise in the entertainment industry, he is regularly quoted in top-tier publications, including The Wall Street Journal.


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