Seatrade Cruise announced the return of Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific this October after a four-year hiatus. Serving as a platform for industry stakeholders across Asia, the conference will convene in Hong Kong.
Additionally, the second installment of F&B@Sea will return to Miami, Florida alongside Seatrade Cruise Global in April 2024 with expanded offerings in a new venue, followed by Seatrade Cruise Med, to be hosted in Málaga, Spain in September 2024.
“We invite our international cruise community to join us as we make our highly anticipated comeback to Asia, bring fresh conference programming to the Mediterranean, and elevate the art of dining at sea to new heights with F&B@Sea in 2024,” says Chiara Giorgi, Global Brand and Event Director for Seatrade Cruise.
“It’s especially exciting to be in Hong Kong this fall for Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific during a pivotal period of growth and consumer demand for the industry in this region.”
Seatrade’s line-up of programming for fall and spring is as follows:
• Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific, previously an annual event, experienced a pause due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent halt in cruising across the region. The revived event will take place over three days featuring a table-top exhibition and a two-track conference, bringing together key industry leaders and stakeholders from all over the world to the Asian cruise market. A wide range of topics across various sessions, presentations, and workshops will be covered, including the state of the Asian cruise industry, revitalization of cruise operations, tenacity of the Asia cruise community, and sustainable development.
• Seatrade Cruise Med, the exclusive gathering for the global cruise industry in the Mediterranean, returns to Spain’s Costa del Sol in 2024 with diverse offerings and dynamic sessions, featuring emerging destinations and industry stakeholders. Seatrade Cruise Awards, the premier awards program for the cruise industry, also returns next year recognizing the best of the cruise industry.
• Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event, F&B@Sea returns to a new and larger venue, the Mana Wynwood Convention Center, providing ample space to accommodate more exhibitors and sponsors. Developed in collaboration with industry leaders, the immersive two-day marketplace stands as the world’s first dedicated cruise food and beverage experience. In 2024, attendees can expect to experience new stages and a captivating destination area.