HYBRID EVENT • 1 & 2 December 2020 - Madrid
Every participant registered will receive a Certificate of participation

Programme ICS 2020

Great Conference sessions, inspirational keynote speakers and networking events

This year the ICS 2020 will feature a broad programme dealing with the market trends and the recent evolution of the industry after the sanitary crisis. Great Conference sessions, inspirational keynote speakers and networking events. The International Cruise Summit 2020 will give delegates the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in a range of formats.

Conference directors: David Selby & Virginia López Valiente
Times are CET Central European Time – Programme subject to changes

1ST DECEMBER 2020

12.00 WELCOME BRUNCH (for those in person)

13.00 – 13.20 PRESENTATION & INAUGURATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SUMMIT 2020

13.20 – 13.40 Presentation MAINTAINING YOUR RESILIENCE IN A CHALLENGING WORLD
Liggy Webb, Founding Director THE LEARNING ARCHITECT AND BEST SELLING AUTHOR

13.40 – 14.00 Presentation REBUILDING A CRUISE LINE AFTER THE BEIRUT PORT TRAGEDY
Hana Abu Merhi, Chief operations officer ABOU MERHI CRUISES – BEIRUT

14.00 – 15.00 Session 1 GETTING STARTED AGAIN – WHAT PORTS AND DESTINATIONS CAN LEARN FROM THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE
Moderator: TBA
Stephen Xuereb, COO GLOBAL PORTS HOLDING and CEO VALLETTA CRUISE PORT
• Simone Maraschi, Managing Director CRUISE GATE HAMBURG
• Ioannis Bras, CEO FIVE SENSES CONSULTING
• Cristina Degregory, Marketing & Communication PORTS OF GENOA
• Marcus Puttich, Head of Port & Ground Operations TUI CRUISES
• Gianluca Suprani, Head Of Global Port Development & Shore Activities MSC CRUISES

15.00 – 15.20 Presentation THE EVOLUTION OF FRED OLSEN CRUISE LINES
• Peter Deer, Managing Director FRED OLSEN CRUISE LINES

15.20 – 15.40 Presentation IN THE HANDS OF SCIENCE – THE SEARCH FOR A VACCINE
• Professor Gordon Dougan, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY – INSTITUTE OF THERAPEUTICAL IMMUNOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASE

15.40 – 15.55 Presentation TBA

15.55 – 16.20 Presentation VIRGIN VOYAGES IN 2021 AND BEYOND + ICS Talks
• Tom McAlpin, President and CEO VIRGIN VOYAGES

16.20 – 16.30 MASTER INTERNATIONAL CRUISE SUMMIT (ICS) QUIZ
• David Selby, Managing Director TRAVELYIELDS LTD.

16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 – 17.20 LIVE INTERVIEW
• Michael Bayley, President and CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL

17.20 – 18.20 Session 2 REBUILDING THE INDUSTRY – WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED
Moderator: Olga Piqueras, MANAGING DIRECTOR INTERCRUISES SHORESIDE & PORT SERVICES
• Tom McAlpin, President and CEO VIRGIN VOYAGES
• Michael Bayley, President and CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL
• Chris Theophilides, CEO CELSTYAL CRUISES
• Michael Thamm, CEO COSTA GROUP
• Gianni Onorato, CEO MSC CRUISES

18.20 – 18.40 Presentation
• Gianni Onorato, CEO MSC CRUISES

18.40 – 19.00 TBA

19.00 Closing of the 1st day

2ND DECEMBER 2020

11.30 – 12.30 2nd DAY 10TH ANNIVERSARY BRUNCH (for those in person)

12.30 Welcome intro
• David Selby, Managing Director TRAVELYIELDS LTD. (Conference Director)
• Virginia Lopez, CEO CRUISES NEWS MEDIA GROUP

12.40 – 13.00 Presentation HAVILA – A NEW CRUISE LINE WITH LNG / BATTERY OPERATED SHIPS
• Tor Johan Pedersen, SVP Sales and Marketing HAVILA VOYAGES

13.00 – 13.15 Presentation SWAN HELLENIC – A NEW INCARNATION
• Andrea Zito, CEO SWAN HELLENIC

13.15 – 14.15 Session 3 THE SMALL SHIP SECTOR – GETTING BACK TO BUSINESS, EXPLORING THE ISSUES AND EXAMINING FUTURE PROSPECTS
Moderator: TBA
• Andrea Zito, CEO SWAN HELLENIC
• Spiros Almperty, Senior Director Ports Operator SILVERSEA CRUISES
• Mike Deegan, Head of Fleet Operations NOBLE CALEDONIA
• Emilio Freeman, VP Destinations and Revenue management SEADREAM YACHT CLUB
• Solve Oldeide, Assistant Harbormaster PORT OF OLDENLOEN

14.15 – 14.30 Presentation THE CHALLENGES IN LAYING UP A MEGASHIP DURING A PANEDMIC
• Sander Groothuis, Director Port Operations CARNIVAL UK (P&O & CUNARD)

14.30 – 14.45 Presentation KEEPING SHIPS SUPPLIED DURING AND AFTER A PANDEMIC
• Hans Chen Braas & Kasper Sommer, Directors of Port Agency and Logistics BLUE WATER SHIPPING

14.45 – 15.00 Presentation DIGITALIZING SHOREX – HOW TECHNLOGY WILL TRANSFORM THE TRADITIONAL TOUR OPERATOR MODEL
• Virginia Quintairos, Global Business Development Director INTERCRUISES SHORESIDE & PORT SERVICES

15.00 – 15.45 Session 4 WHAT WILL BE THE “NEW NORMAL” IN THE SHORE EXCURSION BUSINESS AND DESTINATIONS
Moderator: TBA
• Jacqui Nobile, Senior Destination Services Operations Manager MARELLA CRUISES
• Federico Costa, CEO TRUMPY TOURS
• Tine Oelman, Director Destination Management & operations TUI CRUISES
• Niamh McCarthy, Managing Director EXCURSIONS IRELAND

15.45 – 16.00 Presentation THE ROLE OF IT IN KEEPING CRUISING SAFE
• Ian Richardson, CEO and CO-Founder THE ICEWAY

16.00 – 16.10 Presentation WHY CRUISE COMPANIES INVEST IN DESTINATIONS?
• Ana Karina Santini, Director Project Dev and Assets Management EMEA ROYAL CARIBBEAN GROUP

16.10 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 16.45 Presentation PASSENGER SENTIMENT TOWARDS FUTURE CRUISING
• Adam Coulter, Managing Editor CRUISE CRITIC UK

16.45 – 17.45 Session 5 GETTING GUESTS BACK TO CRUISING – EXAMINING SALES AND MARKETING STRATEGIES
Moderator: TBA
• Kevin Bubolz, Managing Director Europe NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
• Massimo Brancaleoni, Senior Vice President World wide sales COSTA CRUISES
• Bob Dixon, Director EMEA, Latin America and Asia Sales CUNARD LINE
• Andreas Nüssel, Managing Director Europe SILVERSEA CRUISES
• James Cole, Managing Director PANACHE CRUISES

17.45 – 18.00 Presentation FLEET & ORDER BOOK – THE STATISTICS
• David Selby, Managing Director TRAVELYIELDS LTD.

18.00 – 18.15 Presentation TBA

18.15 MASTER ICS QUIZ WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT
• David Selby, Managing Director TRAVELYIELDS LTD.
• Virginia Lopez, CEO CRUISES NEWS MEDIA GROUP

18.15 – 18.30 CLOSING OF THE ICS 2020 WITH A SMILING VIEW FROM THE WORLD

All the delegates and speakers, either present or online, will have access to the ICS 2020 platform which allow to attend all the sessions, in order to ask and answer questions, and to directly connect with speakers and sponsors for better networking possibilities

Programme subject to changes