social programme

Conference and

ICS 2018

This programme may be subject to alterations and additions.

The full programme will be available in September.

26th November

• 19.00 Welcome Reception (By invitation only)

Exclusive for Speakers, sponsors and press (Hotel Meliá Castilla Madrid)


27th November

• 09.00 - 13.45 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)

• 13.45 - 15.00 LUNCH (for delegates and speakers)

• 15.00 - 18.30 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)

• 21.00 DINNER AND PARTY (By invitation only)

Exclusive event for speakers, sponsors and press - Moby Dick Club


28th November

• 09.00 CONFERENCE (with a coffee break)




Issues addressed in the last seven years:

• Onwards & upwards - What’s next for the cruise industry?

• Brexit in the european tourism scene

• The role of marketing & sales in the itinerary deployment process

• The future of land programs

• Supply chain - Logistic and procurement in cruise companies

• New trends in passenger logistic in ports and terminals wordlwide

• Port development, logistics and cruise operations

• Cruise crew & recruitment

• Ship order book - Implications

• With 70 ship on the way - How to get more passengers?

• Passenger’s time. Who is the cruise passenger

• Expansion of cruise deployment

• Cruise industry growth - Impact in the markets and destinations

• Challenges of the cruise industry

• Safety in the industry, review of procedures and safeguards to remain the safest tourist industry

• Itineraries, the map of new demand, review of pricing policy, industry profitability and on-board spending

• Creation of cruise destinations. Keys to greater competitiveness

• Relationship between Ports and Destinations. The role of each

• The offer from tourist destinations. What are Cruise Lines looking for?, passenger desires, What are destinations offering?

• Image of Spain as a destination for cruise ships: How does the industry really look, What do we need to improve?

• Segments of the industry on the rise: Premium and Luxury Cruises

• The Iberian Peninsula, a common focal point for the itineraries in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic

• Behavior of cruise passengers: how they take decisions

• Sale of the cruise product, the role of agencies and the growth of online

• Relationship between Cruise companies and distribution channels

• The industry and its relationship to Social Networks and 2.0

• Cruise Terminals

• Logistics and procurement in a cruise line

• Economic impact of the cruise industry

• Marketing and Communications

• Crew recruitment

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