Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 to feature four thematic ‘Tracks’

Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 to feature four thematic ‘Tracks’

The four-day conference program of the 30th annual Cruise Shipping Miami is to feature four thematic “tracks” for 2014: “Ship and Ship Operations,” “Global Geography of Cruise Tourism,” “Market Segments,” and “Cruise Product Development.” The four-day conference is scheduled March 10-13, 2014, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“The conference program was developed by our partner Seatrade Communications based largely on feedback from attendees and participants following last year’s show,” said Daniel Read, director of UBM’s Cruise Event Portfolio. “We are continuing the effort we started last year to design shorter, more highly focused panel discussions.”
Monday, March 10

9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
World Cruise Tourism Summit Workshops
A series of round-table discussions with cruise and maritime experts on a variety of operational topics.
Tuesday, March 11

9:30-11:30 a.m.
State of the Industry  
The event’s only plenary session features cruise industry leaders discussing industry trends and issues.
All morning and afternoon conference sessions run concurrently.

3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Ship and Ship Operations: The Newbuilding Outlook  
Market Segments: Family Cruising
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Asia/Australia
Cruise Product Development: Marketing and Distribution
Wednesday, March 12

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9:30-11:00 a.m.
Ship and Ship Operations: Refurbishment
Market Segments: Upscale Cruise
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Europe
Cruise Product Development: New Directions in Onboard Entertainment

3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Ship and Ship Operations: Cruising’s Green Agenda
Market Segments: Expedition Cruising
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Caribbean
Cruise Product Development: Onboard Revenue Generation
Thursday, March 13

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Ship and Ship Operations: Technical Innovations at Sea
Market Segments: Itineraries and Shorex
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Interface with the Port and the Role of the Ship Agent
Cruise Product Development: Sea and Air

3:00-4:30 p.m. 
Ship and Ship Operations: Safety and Security
Market Segments: River Cruise
Global Geography of Cruise Tourism: Cruise Terminal Design Now and for the Future  
Cruise Product Development: What’s Cooking? Food and Beverage Trends
Cruise Shipping Miami is the global flagship of UBM’s Cruise Events Portfolio, which includes the annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and the biennial Seatrade Med Cruise Convention.