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CLIA launches Executive Partner Conference in London

CLIA launches Executive Partner Conference in London The Renaissance Marriott hotel in St Pancras, London, will welcome the event next week

Cruise Lines International Association has launched a new event for industry stakeholders - the CLIA Executive Partner Conference.

The debut event will take place on February 6th-7th in London.

This new event combines CLIA’s highly-rated Port & Destination and Technical & Regulatory Forums into a two-day conference taking place at London’s historic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. 

It will deliver dynamic and audience generated content to more than 190 participants, including 40 Cruise Line executives.

It is the key event for anyone in, or seeking greater engagement with the cruise industry.


The Port & Destination Forum on day one is a half-day session, commencing with a networking lunch.

Decision-makers from cruise line port operations, destination development, shore excursion and itinerary planning departments will join CLIA Executive Partners from port authorities, port agencies, tourism and destination management organisations and related maritime professionals for high-level discussion on important matters for the port and destination community.

The day will conclude with an evening of networking and socialising at a cocktail reception.

The second day of the conference features the Technical & Regulatory Forum to provide a broad and informative update on the current issues faced by the cruise industry.

Delegates will include CLIA Executive Partners belonging to the CLIA Technical & Supply Chain and Professional Services communities and cruise executives from these areas.

The theme is ‘Next Generation Cruising’ and the opening joint sessions will include a survey of the current and future regulatory developments and a look at cruising in a changing environment.

“I am very excited by the great support of both our cruise line members and executive partners for the 2017 Executive Partner Conference.

“The conference offers an unrivalled opportunity to connect with key industry players from various segments of our community.

“We will also introduce innovative business sessions that will provide a great setting to discuss topics of key interest to our members and our industry,” said Bo Larsen, senior vice president, strategic partnerships at CLIA.

“The success of previous forums has allowed us to extend the business sessions over two consecutive days to create more focus and unique networking opportunities.

“I am delighted to welcome our members to London this year.”