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

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

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

05/03/2015

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

Conference conclusions

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

Some statistics of the event

Background documents

Study: Tourist facilities in ports

A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism

Presentations and speeches

Opening Speeches:

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

Keynote speakers

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

Antonio Deudero [2 MB], 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 [2 MB], Northern Europe Port Services Manager, Royal Caribbean, Chairman of CLIA Europe Ports and Destinations Sub-Committee

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

Carla Salvadó [443 KB] , Marketing and Cruise Director, Port of Barcelona, President of MedCruise

Michel Nestour [2 MB], VP Global Port and Destination Development, Carnival Corporation

Mihail Juc [960 KB], 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 [669 KB], Senior Vice President Costa Crociere Spa, Chairman of CLIA Europe Environment, Safety and Security Sub-Committee

Monika Stankiewicz[2 MB] , Executive Secretary, Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Helsinki Commission (HELCOM)

Geert Smit [184 KB] , Senior Consultant, International Department, Panteia BV

Guido Van Meel  [2 MB] , Secretary-General, Euroshore International

Hrvoje Carić [6 MB] , Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia

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

Sotiris A. Bouzeas [4 MB] , CEO Greek Challenge, America’s Cup

Evaggelia Stefanidaki [2 MB] , Senior Researcher, University of Aegean

Amanda Jane Maciver [2 MB], Maciver Business Development Services Ltd, Cruise Scotland

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

Dolors Rodriguez [2 MB] , Director for Ports, Government of Catalonia

Christian de Barrin [798 KB] , CEO, Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes in Europe (HOTREC)

Olivier Lemerle [66 KB Director, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, member of the Network of the Insular Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the EU (INSULEUR)

Zacharias Siokouros [2 MB] , President, Maritime Institute of Eastern Mediterranean

Jan Korthoudt [2 MB] , Tourism Director of Flanders International Department, Execut

Parallel Workshops:

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

Steven Young [2 MB] , Director of Port Services and Government Affairs, Carnival UK

Andreia Fernandes Ventura [4 MB], Chairman of the Board of Directors, Port of Lisbon

Ilja Leo Lang [2 MB], Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO)

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

Claus Bødker [5 MB], Director, Cruise Baltic

Nyrki Tuominen [2 MB], Director, Economic Development Division of the City Executive Office of Helsinki

Ingrid Berezin [4 MB], Business Manager, Cruise and Ferry, Port of Tallin

Sylvia Bretschneider [474 KB], 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 [2 MB], General Manager, Roma Cruise Terminal

Francesco di Cesare [5 MB], President, Risposte Turismo

Thanos Pallis [2 MB], Secretary-General, MedCruise

Georgios Tsalonis [2 MB], Regional Councillor of Central Macedonia in charge of Tourism, on behalf of CPMR

Comments on other websites 

European shipping week

MedCruise

CLIA

Ports of Catalonia on Twitter

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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