Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 announces moderators and Upscale Cruising panel


NEW YORK, NY – Seatrade Cruise Global, the leading annual global business-to-business event for the cruise industry, announces Angela Moore, Vice President of the Food Network and Cooking Channel, and Ken Taylor, Vice President of Strategic Development of MarkeTeam, will co-moderate the new / 2016 Discovery Series: Culinary & Mixology Exploration. Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of Worth Magazine, will moderate the Upscale Cruising panel.

“As the cruise industry’s premier global event, we have crafted the 2016 conference program to include moderators and panelists that are leading the charge in transforming the industry,” shares Robyn Duda, Portfolio Director for Seatrade Cruise Global. “Our roster of panel discussions features experts, leaders and thought-makers who will delve into topics ranging from the geography of cruise tourism to food and beverage trends impacting the industry.”

Angela Moore and Ken Taylor will conduct two culinary & mixology demonstration sessions Wednesday 16 March from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Taking part in the demonstrations, MSC Cruises will highlight the line’s artfully crafted offerings from aboard their ships with the help of a special surprise chef appearance and demonstration. As a future partner of the MSC Cruises brand, the culinary icon will showcase the cruise line’s unique dedication to providing guests with authentic and inspired culinary experiences.

Richard Bradley will lead the Upscale Cruising panel from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday 15 March 2016. The panel will examine how lines are keeping up with upscale consumers’ evolving tastes including technology demands, such as free Wi-Fi. Panelists will also share what they’re doing to differentiate their brands and how they are engaging with well-heeled travelers, including the emerging Chinese market. The panel includes the following participants:

• Rick D. Meadows, President, Seabourn & President, Cunard North America

• Karl J. Pojer, CEO, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

• Edie Rodriguez, President & CEO, Crystal Cruises

• Navin Sawhney, CEO of Americas, Ponant Cultural Cruises and Expeditions

• Enzo Visone, CEO, Silversea Cruises