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Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders

As announced in action 3 of the Communication "A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism", the Commission promoted a structured dialogue on cruise tourism to enhance synergies in the sector, targeting best practice sharing in innovation, competitiveness and sustainability strategies. The launching conference took place in Brussels, 5 and 6 March 2015, and follow up events at regional level are foreseen in the coming months.

Programme pdf - 232 KB [232 KB] All available translations.

Conference conclusions pdf - 344 KB [344 KB] All available translations.

Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders

Some statistics of the event excel12book - 66 KB [66 KB]

Background documents

Study: Tourist facilities in ports

A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism pdf - 99 KB [99 KB] All available translations.

Presentations and speeches

Opening Speeches:

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Keynote speakers

Santiago Garcia-Milà pdf - 74 KB [74 KB] All available translations., Deputy CEO, Port of Barcelona, Chairman of the European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO)

Antonio Deudero pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Director General for Ports and Airports of the Regional Government of the Balearic Islands, on behalf of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

Session 1: Ports for the future - managing congestion and other challenges, building solutions for the future

Adam Sharp pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Northern Europe Port Services Manager, Royal Caribbean, Chairman of CLIA Europe Ports and Destinations Sub-Committee

Stavros Hatzakos pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Director-General, Port of Piraeus, Chair of the ESPO network for cruise ports

Carla Salvadó pdf - 443 KB [443 KB] All available translations., Marketing and Cruise Director, Port of Barcelona, President of MedCruise

Michel Nestour pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., VP Global Port and Destination Development, Carnival Corporation

Mihail Juc pdf - 960 KB [960 KB] All available translations., Senior Engineer, Projects Directorate, Environment and Regional Development Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)

Session 2: Environmental sustainability - greener solutions for the cruise sector

Tom Strang pdf - 669 KB [669 KB] All available translations., Senior Vice President Costa Crociere Spa, Chairman of CLIA Europe Environment, Safety and Security Sub-Committee

Monika Stankiewicz pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Executive Secretary, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)

Geert Smit pdf - 184 KB [184 KB] All available translations., Senior Consultant, International Department, Panteia BV

Guido Van Meel pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Secretary-General, Euroshore International

Hrvoje Carić pdf - 6 MB [6 MB] All available translations., Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia

Session 3: The shared return - cruise tourism opportunities for coastal economies

Sotiris A. Bouzeas pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., CEO Greek Challenge, America’s Cup

Evaggelia Stefanidaki pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Senior Researcher, University of Aegean

Amanda Jane Maciver pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Maciver Business Development Services Ltd, Cruise Scotland

Session 4: A new impetus for regional cooperation in cruise tourism

Dolors Rodriguez pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Director for Ports, Government of Catalonia

Christian de Barrin pdf - 798 KB [798 KB] All available translations., CEO, Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe (HOTREC)

Olivier Lemerle pdf - 66 KB [66 KB] All available translations., Director, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, member of the Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the EU (INSULEUR)

Zacharias Siokouros pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., President, Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean

Jan Korthoudt pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Tourism Director of Flanders International Department, Executive Committee Member of Network of European Regions for a sustainable and Competitive Tourism (NECSTOUR)

Parallel Workshops:

(1) Challenges and opportunities for cruise tourism in the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Arctic

Steven Young pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Director of Port Services and Government Affairs, Carnival UK

Andreia Fernandes Ventura pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Port of Lisbon

Ilja Leo Lang pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

(2) Challenges and opportunities for cruise tourism in the Baltic Sea

Claus Bødker pdf - 5 MB [5 MB] All available translations., Director, Cruise Baltic

Nyrki Tuominen pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Director, Economic Development Division of the City Executive Office of Helsinki

Ingrid Berezin pdf - 4 MB [4 MB] All available translations., Business Manager, Cruise and Ferry, Port of Tallin

Sylvia Bretschneider pdf - 474 KB [474 KB] All available translations., Chairman of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC)

(3) Challenges and opportunities for cruise tourism in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea

John Portelli pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., General Manager, Roma Cruise Terminal

Francesco di Cesare pdf - 5 MB [5 MB] All available translations., President, Risposte Turismo

Thanos Pallis pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Secretary-General, MedCruise

Georgios Tsalonis pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] All available translations., Regional Councillor of Central Macedonia in charge of Tourism, on behalf of CPMR

Comments on other websites 

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Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Gesine Meissner, Member of the European Parliament (EP)

Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders

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