Event Programme

24 June 2013

2.30-6pm Ports Forum

7pm-8pm Reception

8pm-10.30pm Speakers and Delegates Dinner

Antti Peltomäki Deputy Director General of DG Enterprise and Industry European Commission will be the Special Guest Speaker at the pre-conference dinner on the evening of 24 June 2013 at the Steigenberger Grand Hotel Brussels.

25 June 2013

9am-5pm Conference

Join the Executive Committee and board members of CLIA Europe as they gather in Brussels to exchange views with the European Commission on the key issues of the moment:
– economic impact and consumer confidence;
– state of the European cruise industry;
– global structure;
– visa issues;
– travel agent training;
– environmental regulation;
– operational safety; and
– CLIA Europe meets the Regulators

Special guest speakers at this year’s conference include:
Stephen Hammond MP, UK Secretary of State for Shipping
Brian Simpson MEP, Chair of the EU Parliament Transport & Tourism Committee
Bernard Meyer, Senior Partner Meyer Werft
Dr Michael Frenzel, Chairman WTTC
Andy Winbow, Assistant Secretary General/Director Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Organisation
Maximilian Strotmann, Member of Cabinet of Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission
Theresa Crossley, Head of Implementation, Department D, European Maritime Safety Agency
Elena Visnar-Malinovska, Member of Cabinet of Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik
Manuel Arana, Deputy Director of Planning and Infrastructure Projects, Puertos del Estado
Laurent Monsaingeon, Managing Director, Riviera Ports Authority
Michel De Blust, Secretary General, ECTAA

*Speakers are subject to change