Cruise Lines International Association Announces 2015 CLIA Executive Partner Summit

Oct 13, 2015

Registration is now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2015 CLIA Executive Partner Summit, taking place October 27-29, 2015, in Miami, FL. The summit will offer networking events, engaging seminars and opportunities to hear directly from cruise Registration is now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 2015 CLIA Executive Partner Summit, taking place October 27-29, 2015, in Miami, FL. The summit will offer networking events, engaging seminars and opportunities to hear directly from cruise line members and industry leaders.

Redesigned for 2015 and formally known as Leadership Forum, the 2015 Executive Partner Summit will feature two targeted educational events – the Port & Destination Forum and the Technical & Regulatory Forum – under one larger conference.

With the new two-forum format, attendees will have targeted learning agendas and come together for networking opportunities and general sessions. This year, the general session will included the popular President’s Panel to discuss the state of the cruise industry and trends, and feature top executives from CLIA member cruise lines, including: line members and industry leaders.

  • Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line
  • Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises
  • Rick Sasso, President and CEO, MSC Cruises USA, Inc.

Jim Carroll, one of the world’s leading futurist, trends and innovation expert, will also deliver a keynote address during the general session to promote collaboration and innovation within the cruise industry. Ernst & Young, LLP (EY), a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, will present insights into some of the challenges the industry faces and how they are driving business transformations in operations, strategy, security, technology, guest experience and innovation for cruise lines and their suppliers.

“Based on member feedback, CLIA redesigned the Executive Partner Summit to maximize educational opportunities and information exchange, as well as give access to top leaders in the cruise industry,” said Cindy D’Aoust, acting CEO at CLIA. “From keynotes and panels to workshops and social events, all aspects of the summit focus on creating unique experiences for our members, and we look forward to exceeding member expectations.”
The summit will take place at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel and is a member-only event open to CLIA’s Executive Partners as well as cruise line members. For more details and to register, please visit http://cruising.org/about-the-industry/events/2015-clia-executive-partner-summit.

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA’s mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 22 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as promote the cruise travel experience. Members are committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry and are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and other cruise industry partners, including ports, destinations, ship developers, suppliers, business services and travel operators. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on the CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

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