Hamburg learning to be a hub for European cruise events
Hamburg is once more set to function as hub of the international cruise industry when Europe’s leading trade and congress show for the sector, Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Cruise Convention, this week returns to Hamburg Messe. Hamburg Cruise Days, the largest public cruise festival worldwide, will undoubtedly be held with the trade show, making the populous city the largest global stage for the cruise industry.
More than 5,000 participants are anticipated at the 10th Seatrade Europe, occurring this week (11 – 13 September), bringing senior buyers together, planners and key decision-makers from Europe’s river and ocean cruiselines. This original biennial event has over 260 exhibitors from over 50 nations, including shipbuilders, tour organisers, interior outfitters and entertainment specialists.
Well-established public event Hamburg Cruise Days, 13 – september 15, is held alongside Seatrade Europe, culminating in a mile-long procession of illuminated ships sailing down the Elbe River towards the ocean against a backdrop of fireworks.
Other events held alongside Seatrade Europe are the CRUISELINES International Association’s (CLIA) Ports and Destination Summit, travel agency congress fvw Marine and CruiseLive Interiors
Cruise & Ferry Global Expo – a respected global event for passenger ship interiors.
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Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, explains:
“The mix of these cruise industry mega events ensures Hamburg shall, once again, function as biggest global stage for the cruise industry. Cruise decision-makers, investors, talents and start-ups will all converge in the populous city.
“Germany’s second largest city may be the ideal venue for events like these – many global players from the have their European headquarters in the populous city. Hamburg‘s long-established links with Asia, china notably, and the Baltic states make the populous city a global meeting point for decision-makers.“
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