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Cruise Lines International Association hosts first London conference

Cruise Lines International Association hosts first London conference CLIA chairman Kerry Anastassiadis delivers his address

Cruise Lines International Association has hosted its first London-based two-day conference for industry stakeholders.

The CLIA Executive Partner Conference brought together 200 delegates including 46 cruise executives from 21 countries.

Two back-to-back forums covered important industry matters on ports & destinations and technical & regulatory topics.

This new event generated dynamic audience participation and open dialogue on challenging topics of critical importance to the global cruise community.

It created new professional bridges between participants, as the workshops delivered interactive content on specific case studies, particularly on actions requiring collaboration from all players of the industry.


“The new CLIA Europe Executive Partner Conference was a great success and the two forums generated engagement from all parties.

“Numerous best practices were shared for the benefit of more effective synergies for the future of the cruise industry,” commented Tom Strang, senior vice president maritime affairs, Carnival Corporation.

The two days were linked by a cocktail reception and a ‘CLIA Connect Dinner’, where Kyriakos Anastassiadis, CLIA Europe’s new chairman and chief executive of Celestyal Cruises, delivered his first keynote remarks on the importance of bringing all the actors of the cruise industry together.

“The European cruise industry has a promising future, but it is only by working together, as one industry with one voice, that we will positively impact the speed and the sustainability of this growth,” he explained.

Cruise Lines International Association is the unified voice and leading authority on the global cruise community.