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Published on : Monday, May 15, 2017
The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, launched in 2011, has managed to quickly establish itself as a leading business platform for global cruising and yachting industry decision makers and governments, tourism bodies, regulators and ports & destinations from the entire Mediterranean. The biennial forum examines the need for new facilities, infrastructure and services as well as prospective joint ventures that are expected to result in important benefits for Greece as well as the countries in the wider Eastern Med region.
Top executives representing the most important international cruise and yachting companies participate, share their insight and know-how with the Forum’s audience and discuss business with exhibitors and participants.
Finding new paths for future growth and commercial rebuilding is one of the Forum’s central topics that are examined by high level executives from some of the most powerful brand names in cruising. Among them Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises, MSC Cruises, Pullmantur, Silversea Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Celestyal Cruises et. al. Participants of the Forum also have the chance to meet with Greece’s Ministers of Shipping and Tourism, other Greek government officials, and leaders of major port associations and organisations such as CLIA Europe, MedCruise, Global Ports Holding, Istanbul Port Cruise Operations, Cyprus Ports Authority, to jointly work out strategies directed toward the sector’s growth in the region.
The Forum covers a wide range of cruise development topics that include new port infrastructure challenges and recent investments in cruise ports, such as Port of Piraeus, Port of Istanbul and Cyprus Ports.
In 2015, new focused workshops, seminars and B2B meetings were added to the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum’s agenda, making it even bigger and setting the pace for the event’s next edition. With more than 700 participants and 39 exhibitors from 20 countries and territories participating in a two-day industry focused dialogue, the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum has become the landmark event for the sea tourism industry in the East Med.