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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2016 Port & Destination Summit will take place on Tuesday, September 20 in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. The event is scheduled one day ahead of Seatrade Cruise Med, the largest cruise industry gathering in Europe.
Now in its third year, the annual summit is a key event designed for industry members in, or seeking, greater engagement with the global cruise port and destination community.
The event platform gathers decision-makers from cruise line port operations, destination development, shore excursion and itinerary planning to join CLIA Executive Partners representing port authorities, port agencies, tourism and destination management organizations and related maritime professionals for a day of networking, education and discussion focused around the port and destination community.
This year’s CLIA itinerary planning workshop, which was also an element of the 2015 event developed by David Selby of Travelyields, has added challenges and opportunities. An interactive event with industry experts and peer-led sessions will be included, along with the popular "Business Exchange Session" which highlights pre-bookable “1-2-1” meetings with 40 cruise line representatives from more than 20 cruise line brands.
On Wednesday, September 21, CLIA Executive Partners will join executives from CLIA’s Cruise Line Members for an evening of cocktails, canapes and networking at the annual CLIA Europe Cocktail Reception.
Additionally, Seatrade Cruise Med (previously known as the Seatrade Med Cruise Convention), is a major biennial cruise event focused on the world's second largest cruise destination, the Mediterranean, as well as its adjoining seas. Hosted by the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the three-day event will take place from September 21-23, 2016 at the International Trade Fair and Congress Centre.
Registration for the Summit is now open and early bird rates are available until July 14. Visit www.cliaportanddestinationsummit2016.eventbrite.co.uk