The International Cruise Summit will celebrate its eighth edition this week in Madrid, where it will gather, once again, the most influential international professionals in the cruise industry who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of a sector that generates more than 1,480 million euros in Spain of euros of direct economic contribution and 4,252 million of total contribution.
Executives of shipping companies from Europe and the United States, as well as port authorities, tourist destinations, travel agents, tour operators and service providers will meet on 27 and 28 November at an event organized by Cruises News Media Group.
In Europe, the impact of the total economic contribution reached 47,800 million euros. The order book continues to grow in a booming sector with 24 new vessels in 2019 and 112 that will enter service until 2027.
The inauguration will be in charge of the president of Ports of the State, Ornella Chacón, the general director of Turespaña, Héctor Gómez, the director of Tourism of the Community of Madrid, Marta Blanco, and the director of attention and tourist information of the City council of Madrid , Iván González. On that day, the guest of honor will be Manfredi Lefebvre, president of Silversea Cruises.
OPPORTUNITIES OF THE SECTOR AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE INDUSTRY
During the round tables and presentations that will take place over the next few days, topics such as challenges and opportunities in the sector, expansion of capacity, fleet and its management in port terminals, experiential management of passengers or sustainability will be discussed. in the industry.
In addition, experts will analyze virtual reality in the commercial management of companies, thematic cruises and experience in tourist destinations, luxury in the cruise industry or the sale of products among other topics of interest to the sector.
More than 350 delegates from all over the world will attend this event at the Meliá Castilla hotel in Madrid, which will include representatives from shipping companies such as Carnival UK, MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Costa Cruises, Silversea, Pullmantur, Norwegian Cruise Lines, TUI Cruises, Saga Cruises, Fred Olsen, Seadream or Norwegian Yachts.
In its renewed program, and in line with its commitment to social awareness, the event will include the participation of the NGO SOS Méditerranée, which will showcase its humanitarian work in the Mediterranean.