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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2017

23 May 2017 @ 09:30 - 24 May 2017 @ 18:00

The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum is the leading business platform for the cruise and yachting industry and the meeting point for global cruise and yachting executives, ports & destinations, governments, tourism associations & regulators. It focuses on the growth potential and new investment opportunities in the sea tourism sector of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region.

The two day event incorporates a high level conference and a busy exhibition floor.

The conference agenda addresses the hottest issues of the cruise, yachting and passenger shipping industries: challenges & investment opportunities, alternative port ownership and management structures, port infrastructure development; destination promotion, marinas privatization and private public partnerships; development of the passenger shipping market etc.

At the East Med’s dedicated event, key speakers from the world’s leading cruise and yachting industries will be joining the conference panels to put forward their views on the present and future of sea tourism in this region. Cruise topics to be discussed include current global deployment trends and the challenges facing the East Mediterranean. Additionally, discussions will include the importance of berth allocation, new destinations, emerging markets and cruise sales, shore excursions and land experiences, among others. During the yachting sessions, speakers will address the privatisation process and investment opportunities in marina infrastructure and management, yacht building and repair services, high profile yacht racing in the Aegean sea and much more.

The successful B2B Meetings will once again feature in the 2-day programme, as will the importance of coastal and inter-island passenger shipping for the local economies.

A main feature of the event is the Exhibition, which provides the ideal marketing platform for ports & destinations, chambers of commerce, hotels & resorts, airlines, tourist services providers, marinas, etc. to promote their brands and discuss potential new co-operations. An integral part of the 2017 Exhibition will be networking possibilities and joint marketing solutions.

The 2017 Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum will feature two hands-on workshops, the first for port managers – berth allocation: A solution for Large and Small Ports and the second for travel agents – cruise sales: How to generate New Business. The aim of these workshops is to provide participants with the tools to make them successful in managing ports or in becoming specialised cruise sales agents.

The Posidonia Forum is under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean.

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23 May 2017 @ 09:30
24 May 2017 @ 18:00
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Posidonia Exhibitions S.A.
+30 210 4283608
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Megaron Athens International Conference Centre
Vas. Sofias & Kokkali
Athens, Attica 11521 Greece
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+30 210 7282156
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