December 9, 2023


Time to travel

Posidonia STF, a who’s who in cruise lines

Upcoming month’s 7th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will provide collectively major executives and field leaders from the worldwide cruise sector to explore the problems and potential of the sector and highlight the worth of the area and the need for new destinations to retain tempo with the industry’s speedy growth and emerging traits.

Held on April 25-26 at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Palace, the biennial party arrives at a time when the field is looking to totally get well from the pandemic and chart a route to a sustainable potential. The discussion board will aspect a superior-profile lineup of speakers the keynote speech will be delivered by Pierfrancesco Vago, Cruise Traces Global Association world chair and MSC Cruises govt chairman.

TUI Cruises CEO Wybcke Meier, who will also be at the celebration, emphasised the value of sustainable cruising and integrated planning. “Cruising is a sustainable method of travel, and alongside one another with the ports and places, we will go on to establish even though getting everyone’s interests into account – by way of built-in setting up and improved administration of guest flows.” 

Speakers will focus on critical troubles together with vacation spot delivery, the growth and update of port and tourism infrastructure to help progress, the need to adequately assess the economic profit and environmental effects of a supplied location and the potential for shore-facet electric electrical power-connectivity. 

Verified speakers include: Manolis Alevropoulos, VP, Celebrity Cruises Spiros Almpertis, VP Port Functions, Itinerary Scheduling and Gas Management, Crystal Cruises Figen Ayan, president of MedCruise Michele Bosco, supervisor, Shore Excursions Mediterranean, North Africa & Black Sea, Holland The usa Group Linden Coppell, VP, Sustainability & ESG of MSC Cruises Aziz Gungor, East Med Ports regional director for Worldwide Ports Holding and Kusadasi Cruise Port GM George Koumpenas, president of the Union of Cruise Ship Proprietors and Maritime Organizations Ukko Metsola, VP, Government Relations, EMEA, Royal Caribbean Team Marie-Caroline Laurent, director typical of CLIA Europe Athanasios Liagkos, govt chairman of the BoD, running director, ThPA SA Mark Robinson, senior VP, Cruise Functions, Scenic Luxury Cruises and Excursions Chris Theophilides, CEO, Celestyal Cruises and Yu Zeng Gang, chairman, Piraeus Port Authority.