Session details


Wednesday 15 June

  • 9.00 am - 5.30 pm Plenary Sessions and Networking Lunch
    Palazzo Ducale

 

9:00AM – 9:30AM Welcome Remarks

Introductory remarks from Summit Host:

  • Marie-Caroline Laurent, Director General, Europe, CLIA

Welcome remarks:

  • Francesco Galietti, National Director, Italy, CLIA

Keynote:

  • Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises and Global Chair, CLIA

Welcome address:

  • Luigi Attanasio, Chairman of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce

Video message:

  • Hon. Teresa Bellanova, Italian Deputy Minister of Transport

9:30AM – 10:45AM European Leaders Panel: The Future of the Cruise Industry in Europe

With a keynote address by the Hon. Vassilis Kikilias, Greek Minister of Tourism, the European Leaders Panel promises to be an instructive discussion on the future of cruising in Europe.  Moderated by Damon Embling, World Affairs and EU correspondent at Euronews, this panel will bring together senior leadership from across the European cruise industry to discuss future developments and initiatives for the region in 2022 and beyond.

Keynote:

  • Hon. Vassilis Kikilias, Greek Minister of Tourism

Moderator:

  • Damon Embling, World Affairs and EU Correspondent, Euronews

Panellists:

  • Marie-Caroline Laurent, Director General, Europe, CLIA
  • Roberto Martinoli, CEO, Silversea Cruises
  • Gianni Onorato, CEO, MSC Cruises
  • Ugo Salerno, CEO, RINA
  • Michael Thamm, Group CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia

11:30AM – 12:00PM 2022 and Beyond: Trends and Perspectives in the EuroMed Cruise Tourism

This session will be an opportunity to receive the latest passenger traffic insights and cruise port data from a new report prepared by Risposte Turismo in partnership with CLIA.  This new research report is focused on what is happening now, and prospects for cruise tourism in Europe and in the Mediterranean, with an in-depth analysis for Italy. The presentation of this report will include trends, forecasts, and challenges for 2022 and 2023, highlighting data on traffic as well as investments and innovations made or planned by cruise lines and ports.

Keynote:

  • Francesco di Cesare, President, Risposte Turismo

12:00PM – 1:15PM Sustainable Cruise Tourism Operations in Europe

The role of cruise in supporting a sustainable blue economy was a key theme of the 2nd pan-European Cruise Dialogue in March 2022.  This session will build on latest thinking and discuss new ideas, including how cruise operators, ports, authorities, and communities must collaborate to identify creative solutions for sustainable tourism management. With keynote remarks by Alessandra Priante, Director, Regional Department for Europe, UNWTO and the Hon. Iago Negueruela, Balearic Minister of Economic Model, Tourism and Labor, the panellists will share practical examples of how authorities and cruise operators can best cooperate to support sustainable cruise operations in Europe. 

Moderator:

  • Nikos Mertzanidis, Director, European Government Affairs, CLIA

Keynote:

  • Alessandra Priante, Director, Regional Department for Europe, UNWTO

Video message:

  • Fernando Valdés Verelst, Spanish Secretary of Tourism

Keynote:

  • Hon. Iago Negueruela, Balearic Minister of Economic Model, Tourism and Labor

Panellists:

  • Rossella Carrara, Vice President, Corporate Relations & Sustainability, Costa Group
  • Linden Coppell, Director of Sustainability, MSC
  • Timuçin Güler, General Manager of Promotion, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Culture and Tourism
  • Jelka Tepšić, Deputy Mayor, City of Dubrovnik

2:30PM – 3:45PM Getting to Net Zero Carbon Cruising by 2050: Getting Ready for Fit for 55

The European Union has set the ambitious goals to achieve 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. The maritime industry is an integral part of these efforts with the inclusion of the sector in the EU ETS scheme as well as clear targets for the use of alternative low-carbon fuels and the obligation to deploy and use shore-side electricity at EU ports. The cruise industry fully supports these objectives. This panel will discuss the EU objectives on maritime and provide useful insights on how the cruise industry stakeholders can prepare to meet them. 

Keynote:

  • Paolo Emilio Signorini, Chairman, Ports of Genoa

Video message:

  • Hon. Vassilios Demetriades, Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus

Keynote speech:

  • Rodolfo Giampieri, President, Assoporti

Moderator:

  • Bernard Vanheule, Director EU Affairs, Costa Group and Vice Chair, CLIA European Government Affairs Committee

Panellists:

  • Beniamino Maltese, Vice President, Confitarma
  • Alberto Rossi, General Secretary, Assarmatori
  • Stefano de Marco, Manager, Marketing and Innovation, Wärtsilä
  • Paolo Moretti, CEO, RINA Services

4:00PM – 5:30PM Promotion of Sustainable Energy for Maritime & Closing Remarks

CLIA members have committed to pursue net-zero emission cruising by 2050. One key condition to meet this objective is the availability of renewable sustainable fuels or other zero-emission technologies. This panel will gather representatives from the shipyards, manufacturers, ports operators, and fuel producers on which new fuels and new technologies are on the horizon to deliver zero-emission cruising.

Moderator:

  • Martyn Griffiths, Director, Public Affairs, CLIA

Keynote:

  • Jennifer Williams, Vice President, Maritime Policy, CLIA

Keynote:

  • Paolo Ceni, CEO, CETENA

Panellists:

  • Michele Francioni, Senior Vice President, MSC Cruises, Cost Optimization & Process Improvement,
  • Maurizio Maugeri, Head of Sustainable B2B Coordination, Energy Evolution, ENI
  • Pierluigi Punter, Senior Vice President Engineering & Design - Merchant Ships Division, Fincantieri
  • Sarah Rollings, Marine Sectors & Decarbonization Department, Shell
  • Tom Strang, Senior Vice-President Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation and Chair, CLIA Sustainability Advisory Committee

Closing Remarks:

  • Kelly Craighead, President & CEO, CLIA
Programme subject to change, and more details to be added soon. If you have any questions, please email cliaevents@cruising.org