Susan Li will moderate the State of the Global Cruise Industry Panel from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017. Setting the course of the cruise industry’s premier annual event, the panel will commence with four innovative CruiseTalks on key topics, delivered by the most influential executives in the cruise industry. Technology & Innovation, Shipbuilding, Destination Planning, and Environmental & Safety Practices will be discussed individually by the following leaders:
- Frank Del Rio, President & CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
- Arnold Donald, President & CEO, Carnival Corporation & plc
- Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
- Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman, MSC Cruises
As the individual CruiseTalks conclude, the four executives will join Ms. Li for a panel discussion addressing the current hot topics in the industry. The expanding Asian market, ever changing geo-political climate, growing global fleet capacity and more will be items of conversation for the group. Always a programming highlight for Seatrade Cruise Global, the State of the Global Cruise Industry will once again feature a full-house of attendees and media covering the keynote event.
“The State of the Global Cruise Industry always delivers a thought-provoking conversation, and I look forward to the new format featuring these cruise leaders addressing one specific topic individually that they are passionate about in the cruise world,” said Cindy D’Aoust, President and CEO of Cruise Line International Association (CLIA). “These iconic industry leaders will deliver engaging dialogue and CNBC’s Susan Li will bring out the best in each of them.”
Susan Li is a general assignment reporter appearing on CNBC’s Business Day programming including “Squawk Box,” “Power Lunch” and “Fast Money.” Li was previously an anchor for CNBC International in London and earlier hosted multiple shows in the Hong Kong studio. Li has interviewed many of the world’s key business and political figures throughout her career and looks forward to moderating the 2017 State of the Global Cruise Industry in Fort Lauderdale.
Press registration is open to journalists intending to report on the convention’s exhibition and conference sessions. Journalists are asked to fill out the registration form and convention organizers will issue a complimentary pass once their credentials have been verified and approved. Attendees are able to customize their conference and trade show experience by choosing from packages that best suit their business needs.