We are pleased to invite you to CLIA events during Seatrade Europe this September in historic Hamburg. Please click here for an overview of events throughout the week, with more details below.


Tuesday 10th September (departing Hamburg at 9:00pm on Monday 9th September)

We are excited to provide this exclusive opportunity for Executive Partners in the Technical & Supply Chain and Professional Services Communities to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg on Tuesday 10th September. Note: this is the same day as the CLIA Port & Destination Summit. Due to the journey length (estimated +/- four hours), we will be departing Hamburg on Monday 9th September at 9:00pm following the Port & Destination Welcome Reception. Accommodation will be provided at the Hotel Alte Werft in Papenburg.

The visit on Tuesday 10th September will include a tour of the visitor centre, building hall and administrative building, with the opportunity for Q&A with representatives from both Meyer Werft and some of the cruise lines currently building ships. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, along with return transfer to Hamburg to arrive by 6:00pm.

Only 50 tickets will be available for the visit and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.The cost is €150 +VAT and includes transfers, accommodation, shipyard visit, lunch and refreshments.

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CLIA Port & Destination Summit – Tuesday 10th September

We are delighted to return to the Hamburg Messe for the sixth edition of the annual CLIA Port & Destination Summit.

Expect an unrivalled opportunity to connect with up to 300 industry colleagues, including Cruise Line decision-makers and Executive Partners, an inspiring line-up of expert speakers and excellent networking opportunities. The 1:1 Business Exchange will take place during the day, featuring pre-bookable meetings with Cruise Line executives.


AIDA Cruises - Sandra Neffgen, Head of Shore Excursion Program

AIDA Cruises - Frank Boensch, Director, Shore Excursions

Carnival Cruise Line - Erika Tache, Director, Product Development

Carnival Maritime GmbH - Remco Buis, Senior Vice President, Port Operations & Development

Carnival UK - Abby Crossley, Senior Shore Excursion Product Manager

Costa Crociere S.p.A. - Mario Alovisi, Vice President Revenue Management, Itinerary Design & Transportation

Costa Crociere S.p.A. - Federico Bartoli, Itinerary Planning Director

Disney Cruise Line - Russell Daya, Executive Director Global Port Operations & Development

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises - Gabi Haupt, Product Manager of MV Europa

Marella Cruises - Neil Duncan, General Manager - Yield and Planning

Marella Cruises - Jacqui Nobile, Port & Shore Excursion Operations Manager

Marella Cruises - Olivia Vallejos, Destination Services Operations Manager

MSC Cruises - Francesco De Curtis, Port Operations Coordinator

MSC Cruises - Jean-Pierre Joubert, Director, Shore Excursions

MSC Cruises - Maria-Cristina Marsano, Port Cost Control Manager

MSC Cruises - Ian Meachem, Port Operations Assistant

MSC Cruises - Luigi Pastena, Vice President Port Operations

MSC Cruises - Elisabetta De Nardo, Vice President, Port Development

MSC Cruises - Alexandros Fan, Product and Buying, Corporate Shore Excursions Dep

MSC Cruises - Estelle Mottaz, Shore Excursions Product Development Specialist

MSC Cruises - Nancy Rauter, Shore Excursions Product Development Manager

MSC Cruises - Gianluca Suprani, Head Of Global Port Development & Shore Activities

Mystic Cruises - James Cabello, Operations & Product Development Executive

Norwegian Cruise Line - Sandi Weir, VP Destination Development & Government Relations

Pullmantur - Yolanda Pelayo, Senior Manager Shore Excursions

Pullmantur - Alvaro Platas Sanchez, Itinerary Planning Manager

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Alessandro Carollo, Director, Port Services - EMEA

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Paul Loughrin, Director, Global Tour Operations

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Ukko Metsola, Vice President, Government Relations, Europe & APAC

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Adam Sharp, Head of Business Development – EMEA

Royal Caribbean Cruises - Lotfi Trabelsi, Manager, Port Operations & Guest Port Services - UK, Northern Europe and Baltics

Saga - Peter Wright, Head of Commercial & Planning

Silversea Cruises - Spyros Almpertis, Senior Director Port Operations

Silversea Cruises - Adria Bono, Director Shore Excursions

Silversea Cruises - Frederique Patry, Manager Itinerary Planning

TUI Cruises - Janina Graf, Contracting Manager, Destination Management & Operations

TUI Cruises - Tine Oelmann, Director Destination Management & Operations

TUI Cruises - Dennis Tetzlaff, Director Nautical Fleet

Virgin Voyages - Juan Trescastro, Sr. Director Itineraries, Destinations and Government Relations


There are about 60 hotels of varied price categories within walking distance of the Hamburg Messe (venue of the Port & Destination Summit and Seatrade Europe).

Please click here to find out more and to book using Seatrade’s licensed service partners.


If you have any questions regarding the events, please contact Natalie Hall-Gearing at nhallgearing@cruising.org or on +44 (0)20 3903 5455.

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