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The three-day flagship event, the largest travel agent event in the UK, will include a trade fair, a full day of conference sessions and gala dinner including entertainment. Plus, delegates will have the chance to visit to visit two of the three ships in port for the event: Celebrity Edge which launches in Miami in December this year, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and MSC Preziosa. On Wednesday May 15, agents will get the chance to visit Celebrity Edge, on her second visit to the UK after her launch in December 2018, or alternatively, agents can visit MSC Preziosa, the first time an MSC ship has been available on one of the main conference days. That afternoon, all delegates will attend the cruise trade fair.
On Thursday 16 May, delegates will attend a full day of conference sessions, featuring high profile speakers from across the cruise industry, as well as key notes from outside the sector. In the evening there’ll be a gala dinner with entertainment, both the conference and evening events will be held at new venues.
The final day, Friday 17 May, will be held onboard Queen Mary 2, and will include a special closing conference session, which last year heard from record-breaking explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Further details of the venues, theme and speakers will be announced in the build up to the event.
In May this year, the conference which was themed #GenerationCruise, attracted a record 650 delegates.
Previous speakers at the Conference have included CLIA global chair Arnold Donald, Royal Caribbean’s Adam Goldstein, Andy Stuart from NCL, and MSC’s Gianni Onorato.
CLIA are delighted to offer a brand new regional showcase event for 2018, Cruising into 2019! This is the ideal place to meet and hear from a wide range of cruise operators under one roof making it another unique complimentary event created for just for you! Login to register!
This November, the beautiful city of Paris, will play host to this year’s CLIA River Cruise Conference. The 10th and 11th November will be packed full of a multitude of ship visits, conference sessions to be held at the Novotel Paris Tour Eiffel, trade fair and networking opportunities. Travel agent delegates will also dine and stay overnight on Saturday 10th November onboard one of the river ships in port. If you are serious about building your river cruise business and want to learn more about this fantastically diverse and exciting sector of the industry, this is the event for you! Login to register!
This unique, event will take place at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park near Swindon and will include business sessions reflecting on 2018, a peek into the future, the opportunity to network, meet with our sponsors and lunch. This event is open to senior travel agents, company owners, managers and those responsible for cruise sales in their organisation. Login to register!
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